Tag Archives: Library

Breach Probation

On the 17th of January 2017, shortly after 2:00pm,a 37-year old male and 21-year old female, both from St. Thomas, were observed together out front of the St. Thomas Public Library. Both are on conditions not to associate with one another. Once they spotted police they began to run. After …

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Past Library CEO, Rudi Denham, to accept award

St. Thomas Public Library, January 6 2017 – St. Thomas Public Library is thrilled to announce that Rudi Denham, who retired from her position as CEO on October 31st 2016, will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ontario Library Association’s Annual Conference in February. The Ontario Public …

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The Studio at St. Thomas Public Library has exciting new offerings for 2017!

For the musicians out there, we have added an electronic drum set and an electric guitar.  Using the Reaper Digital Audio Workstation, artists can create and record music either ‘live off the floor’ as a group, or can ‘multi-track’ instruments by recording them separately and mixing them together.  Songwriters can …

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December “Art in the Library”: Gail McNaughton

St. Thomas Public Library is proud to support the community’s culture and talent. Each month, local artists have the opportunity to showcase their work on our “Art in the Library” wall next to the Creators’ Community on the Main Level! Displays are open to the public and it is free …

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Lower Level Children’S Library Closed For Repair

St. Thomas Public Library, November 1, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library’s Lower Level Children’s and Teens’ Department will be closed Wednesday, November 2, 2016 for emergency maintenance. Library staff are working hard to reduce the impact to customers. The Upper Level Local History Department and Main Level Adult Department …

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Library Launches Lending Kiosk

St. Thomas Public Library, September 6, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library is happy to announce that on Wednesday September 21st at 11am, it will launch a brand new service in the Elgin Mall – a Library Lending Kiosk! The new kiosk works like a vending machine, but instead of …

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Heather Robinson New Library CEO

St. Thomas Public Library, August 29, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library Board is pleased to announce that Heather Robinson has been appointed CEO/Chief Librarian, effective November 1, 2016. After a comprehensive search, including applications from across Canada, Greg Grondin, Board Chair said, “I feel confident that Heather is the perfect choice to …

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Arduino in the Library

  Over the last few years you may have heard about something called Arduino, but might not be quite sure what it is.  Arduino is a really amazing circuit board that you can connect to a computer, and relatively quickly build an electronic circuit that can be used as a …

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Library Donates Music Cabinet To Elgin County Museum

St. Thomas Public Library, June 8, 2016 – St Thomas Public Library is pleased to announce that the Alma College Music Cabinet will find a permanent home at the Elgin County Museum. In recognition of Mary Ann Neely’s distinguished career at Alma College, the cabinet was purchased by the Library …

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Library now accepts online payments

St. Thomas Public Library, April 25, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library is happy to announce that it now offers the option for library patrons to pay outstanding fines and fees online! This new online payments function comes on the heels of launching a new library management software at the …

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Library CEO Announces Retirement

St. Thomas Public Library, February 4, 2016 – At the January Library Board meeting, Rudi Denham, CEO at St Thomas Public Library since 2006, announced her retirement for sometime this fall. The actual date is still flexible, and depends on the progress of the upcoming library building project, which is …

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Library Receives Grant For Innovation Centre

St. Thomas Public Library, January 26, 2016 – St. Thomas Public Library has been chosen as a recipient of the Ontario Library Capacity Fund Research and Innovation Grant, as announced by Michael Coteau, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport this morning in Milton. The Library will receive $100,000 over two …

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Temporary Service Disruptions As St. Thomas Public Library Upgrades Computer System

St. Thomas Public Library, December 10th, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library is excited to announce that over the coming week, it will be upgrading its library management software. Back in March 2015, the library announced its plans to move to a new software, and the time for that move …

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Library Celebrates Million Dollar Neely Donation

August 25, 2015 – At a press conference today, St. Thomas Public Library Board Chair Greg Grondin announced that the Library will receive a donation from the estate of Mary Ann Neely in the amount of $1,000,000 (one million dollars). “I can admit we were all momentarily speechless,” said Grondin. …

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St. Thomas Public Library Receives Donation

St. Thomas Public Library Board is pleased to announce that the Library will be the major beneficiary of the estate of the late Mary Ann Neely. Ms. Neely, a former English teacher at Alma College and Parkside Collegiate, was a long time St. Thomas resident, a dedicated Library user and …

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Library Launches Commemorative Book

St. Thomas Public Library, April 27, 2015 – St Thomas Public Library will be hosting a book launch for the photobook created to commemorate the library’s 130th Anniversary in 2014. St. Thomas Public Library spent all of 2014 celebrating its 130 years of service to the community, and the photobook …

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St. Thomas Public Library Offers Free Online Education Courses

St. Thomas Public Library, April 20, 2015 – Just imagine what you can learn… from website design and marketing, to public speaking and management skills! St. Thomas Public Library is pleased that we can now provide our members with access to a variety of learning programs through “Gale Courses”. Through …

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St. Thomas Public Library Selects Sierra As New Integrated Library Software (ILS)

St. Thomas Public Library, March 27, 2015 – St. Thomas Public Library is proud to announce that, starting in January 2016, it has selected the Integrated Library Software (ILS) Sierra from Innovative Interfaces. The library currently uses the Symphony ILS from SirsiDynix. “The Library is looking forward to this change,” …

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St. Thomas Public Library Introduces Two New Self-Checkout Machines

St. Thomas Public Library, January 12, 2015 –St. Thomas Public Library is excited to announce the arrival of two new self-checkout machines! The library has been proud to offer self checkout services for over 4 years already, and in recent months, the unit has seen an increase in usage of …

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