Start October off right, with some magical titles to get you in the mood for the Halloween season!
For the month of August in addition to our Teen Summer Reading Challenge, we had Teens at BPL design cover art for their favourite books. We had some incredible entries! For your viewing pleasure these entries are now being displayed alongside the original published cover art, in the corridor of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Congratulations to Olivia and Erikah who were selected as our Juror’s Choice winners. A special Thank you to Barratt’s Office Pro for donating the first place juror’s choice prize; a pastel drawing kit.
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Come out to the Belleville Public Library and pick up a tracking sheet to be entered in our Reading Olympics!
Compete in as many events as you choose between August 2 and August 31.
Sprints: Read a book of short stories
Triathlon: Read a trilogy/ 3 books in a series
Weightlifting: Read a book over 350 pages long
Shooting: Read a book set in war time
200 Meter Freestyle: Read 200 pages of Nonfiction
The More events you compete in the higher metal you are entered to win for.
Bronze: Complete 3 events
Silver: Complete 4 events
Gold: Complete all 5 events
Make sure to keep track of which book titles you read. Before 8:00 p.m. on August 31, bring your tracking sheet to the Reader’s Advisory desk to be entered into the medal draw!
Bronze Prize: $10 Gift Certificate to Starbucks
Silver Prize: $ 15 Gift Certificate to Chapters
Gold Prize: $ 25 Gift Certificate to Sport Check
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Are you looking for your first summer job? Having trouble building your résumé?
Being a young adult entering the work force can be tough, knowing what to put on your résumé, the cycle of needing experience to get a job and a job to get experience, may all be part of the struggle. The Belleville Public Library and Gale courses are here to help you, show them that YOU have what it takes. You’ve used your library card to check out useful books or movies before, why not use your library card to check out a new skill. Gale courses offer learning, anytime and anywhere. These free college level courses are completely online and can be taken almost entirely at your own pace. Expert instructors develop and lead every course; you also have the opportunity to interact with the instructors as well as fellow students in the discussion area. This is an excellent feature, where you can choose your level of participation while also receiving the individual attention that you may desire. After passing the courses you will receive a certificate or letter of completion proving that you have completed the course.
Understanding common computer applications such as Microsoft programs like Word or Excel will open a wide variety of doors for you. These are basic skills employers are searching for, to fill a wide variety of positions. Gale courses also offer more job specific programs like Adobe Photoshop or Quickbooks . There are over 250 full length courses to choose from in fields ranging from business and accounting to design, arts, music and writing to health care and education.
Show your future employer that you have the initiative that it takes to work for them by learning programs you will need to succeed in their workplace. Or use these courses to build yourself a strong and eye catching résumé that employers won’t be able to ignore. Commit to lifelong learning, self-improvement and developing your career skills with Gale Courses and the Belleville Public Library. Click the picture above to get started. If you need any help check out our eContent Help page or give us a call at 613-968-6731 ext. 2235.
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Summer Reading Challenge:
Are you up to the Challenge? Between June 25th – August 18th, come to the library to pick up a sheet of weekly reading challenges. For each challenge you complete, fill out a ballot for a change to win an awesome gift package!
Earn extra ballots for each book you read this summer. Come to the reader’s Advisory desk to pick up and submit your ballots.
Teen Cover Art Contest:
Do you think you can design better cover art for your favourite book? Show us! Teens ages 12-18 can design a new cover for any book they choose. Entries will be displayed side-by-side with the published cover art.
Submission Dates: Aug. 15th – 27th.
Entries will be displayed in the corridor of the John M. Parrott Art Gallery September 5-17.
Prizes for Juror’s Choice!
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May is Mystery Month at the Belleville Public Library! This year we are playing the game Clue with a library twist!
How To Play:
- Check for the weekly card reveal at the Reader’s Advisory Desk and daily on the homepage of the Belleville Public Library’s website.
- Each person starts with one ballot attached to their detective notes and when you check out materials at the circulation desk you can earn extra ballots.
- When you’re ready to take a guess fill out the ballot(s) and drop it off at the Reader’s Advisory desk.
Only correct answers will be able to win an awesome gift basket!
Adult Gift Basket Includes:
- Books by Agatha Christie -The Body in the Library, 4:50 From Paddington, The Moving Finger, and A Murder is Announced
- A Blue Throw Blanket
- A Bookmark
- Pure Flavor 2 Go, Water Infuser Bottle
Teen Gift Basket Includes:
- Tropical World by Millie Marotta Colouring Book
- A Mug
- Starbucks Gift Card $15.00
- Branch Pencils
Children’s Gift Basket Includes:
- Clue Board Game
- Ultimate Dinosaurs Book
- A Walk in the Park Paint Kit
- Glitter Glue
- Mix and Match Board Book
The game will run from May 2nd- May 31st with the deadline for ballots to be handed in on June 4th.