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The Library will be closed from

December 24 through January 1, 2018

for Christmas and New Years



Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays Everyone!  As the weather cools and the Christmas Carols begin to play my mind turns to the ever present craving for a cozy blanket, a hot drink and a good book.  It often seems that between the rush of the season and my busy family of five the peace and quiet of a good book often escapes me.  That is why my sincere wish for you this holiday season is that you find the perfect balance between celebrating friends and family and curling up with a nice cup of hot coco and a great read.

Be sure to stock up on reading, viewing and listening material prior to the library’s holiday closure December 24th, 2017 to January 1, 2018.  We will open with regular business hours Tuesday January 2, 2018.  We look forward to serving you in the New Year!


Warmest holiday wishes,

Mellissa D’Onofrio-Jones

CEO Brighton Public Library



Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection



Brighton Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

  • Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
  • Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
  • Books for kids, teens and adults
  • Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail



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Sand Parents...changing lives two people at a time


Attention Seniors:

Do you love to read? Do you love children? Do you have a story to share with the next generation?Sand Parents
Sounds like Sandparents is just for you!

Sandparents is a fun and interactive reading program offered to children ages 3-6 years old from Brighton. Mature adults (Sandparents) are partnered with a child to read, sing, play games, make crafts, story tell and generally interact together to form a mutually beneficial friendship.

The Sandparents program offers a positive and enriched environment for children to learn and practice Early Literacy Skills.

To volunteer as a Sandparent or to inquire about the program, please contact Pat Artkin at 613-242-4054 or for more information. You can also register online at our website

It's a small time commitment, but it can make a BIG impact in the lives of these children.