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Brighton Public Library Open House

Your Library! Your Imagination!
Saturday, October 22, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00pm noon
Remarks at 10:30am by Special Guests
35 Alice Street, Brighton.

Enjoy Refreshments!
Meet and Mingle with
the Library Staff, Library Board &
Friends of the Brighton Public Library





Book Sale








"Adult Colouring - Free Event"


Read some of the many benefits of adult colouring below and then come to Brighton Public Library - You can use your materials or we will supply you with ours.


The Therapeutic Science Of Adult Coloring Books: How This Childhood Pastime Helps Adults Relieve Stress


Seven Reasons Adult Coloring Books Are Great for Your Mental, Emotional and Intellectual Health


'Colour Therapy': Adult colouring books focus on anti-stress benefits






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


Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension
Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book
Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.


Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
  • Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.


Contact the library for more information or visit the CELA website at



Borrow a Pre-loaded Kobo e-Reader! kobo

Brighton Public Library is proud to introduce a new lending program featuring pre-loaded Kobo e-Readers. We have purchased 4 Kobo Touch e-Readers and separated them by genre.

This pilot project of Kobo e-Readers comes with a selection
of 3 popular fiction eBooks on each reader. See below for genres and books.

Sample Borrowing Agreement and Termsarrow

Current Titles

Kobo #1, Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Kobo #2, Genre: Romance

Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

Stella Bain - Anita Shreve

Dust - Patricia Cornwell

Dark Witch - Nora Roberts

Cold Snap - Allison Brennon

The Harem Midwife - Roberta Rich



Kobo #3, Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Kobo #4, Genre: Best Sellers

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King

The Fault in our Stars - John Green

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Sycamore Row - John Grisham



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 613 475 2038 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.