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MPL is for Seniors!

Midland Public Library is the place for seniors!

We’ve added Playaways to our collection. These are portable, preloaded audiobook devices that fit in the palm of your hand. No other device, subscription, or wifi connection is required. One AAA battery (provided by MPL) lets you listen to your title of choice for 30 hours. Let us know if you need earphones or an audio cable when you check out. We still have lots of audiobooks in our downloadable collections and on CD. We also have large print books, free downloadable e-books, puzzles, magazines, and much more! You can place holds on our website, the free Simcoe County Libraries app, or by calling 705-526-4216.

We also have outreach services to help everyone get the books and other materials they need. Our Books on Wheels visiting library service is free and available to patrons who have long- or short-term needs. Volunteers select items based on patron requests and reading habits, and deliver on a set schedule. If you’d like to be a Books on Wheels volunteer or patron, reach out to Jenn, jpaquette@midlandlibrary.com.

We have two book clubs at seniors’ centres – our book club at Askennonia meets on the second Tuesday afternoon of the month at 2:30, and our book club at Georgian Shores in Tiny meets on the third Thursday at 1:30. Contact Faith, fshergold@midlandlibrary.com, to find out more about joining in.

Pop-up libraries are available monthly at Tiffin House and at the Villa. We also have lending collections of large print and audiobooks to provide to seniors’ residences thanks to an Emergency Community Support Fund grant. If you or someone you know is at a seniors’ residence and interested in our outreach services, contact Faith or Jenn to make arrangements.

Don’t forget, you can also borrow ukuleles, wifi hubs, sun light lamps, and our Maker robotics, electronics, and building kits, along with our traditional collections! MPL membership is open to everyone in North Simcoe. Find all the details about these and our other programs and services on our website or call 705-526-4216 for help from staff.

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