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Please SCROLL DOWN to SPECIAL EVENTS to read about the current announcements regarding events and activities that are scheduled to begin on Walker’s Point, either  at the Community Centre and/or The Library.

HOLD THIS DATE!    Sunday October 28, 2018      1:00 p.m.

THE DEDICATION OF THE WP MEMORIAL TRIBUTE BOOK and the

UNVEILING OF THE SERVICE MONUMENT.      details below

BOOK DONATIONS: The volunteer librarians have been finding many book donations, left at the Book Drop-Off Box. We appreciate your well intended deliveries however we are limited to the amount of books we are able to accept. Unless your collection has been approved by a volunteer librarian, we suggest that you continue your benevolent journey to the Gravenhurst Public Library. Its space is hugely larger and can accommodate many more books. The alternate outcome could also be the GPL Book Sale. Unfortunately our Little Library has SPACE CONSTRAINTS but we thank you for your generous gestures!

Hello there! Thank you for your interest in our library website! You are invited to visit our community library located in the Walker’s Point Community Centre on Walker’s Point Road (#30), east of Hwy 169. Your library will be open and ready for you, following the Winter Hours Schedule until the end of June. After July 1st, the Summer Hours Schedule takes effect until the Thanksgiving Weekend.

THE LIBRARY:

Our library has designated shelves for our newest books as well as alcoves that hold our extensive collection of DVDS and audio books as well as a large collection of pocket books.  In addition to our collection of adult fiction, we also have books and DVDS for children, juniors and young adults as well as selections of adult non-fiction books including books about Muskoka.

The WiFi that is available now serves both the library as well as the community hall. To connect from inside or outside the building, look for the public MLSHotspot option and follow the easy steps to connect. A laptop is found on the 2-person workstation that is located at the back wall.  It is available to be used by any library member.  The library is happy to announce that wireless printing of documents continues to be possible and that an iPad is now available to be used while at the library. If a member requires the installation of an App, the member must consult a librarian.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Below are details of Special Events that are being planned for the near future as well as New Groups that are being created.  Details regarding the Children’s Summer Programme will be found under the Children’s Programme tab.

THE DEDICATION OF THE  WP MEMORIAL TRIBUTE BOOK and the UNVEILING OF THE SERVICE MONUMENT:       Sunday October 28, 2018        1:00 p.m.

The Walkers Point Archives Group has been working very hard at honouring cottagers and/or residents of Walkers Point who have served in the Armed Forces.  This has been a HUGE PROJECT!

The Archive Group has been sourcing out various avenues to obtain the military history of those who served while living or staying on Walkers Point/Barlochan.  FOUR groupings have been created to include a wide group of individuals with a connection to Walkers Point.  PLEASE visit the library to obtain a form to complete with pertinent information of such military personnel. Return the completed form to the library in an envelope marked “The Archive Group” or email a scanned photo of the completed form to alschell@candleight.ca

AS MUCH scanning and collating AS POSSIBLE will be prepared for the dedication and thus a deadline of SEPTEMBER 15th has been set  for the return of completed forms.  The Tribute Book will be a fluid compilation to which further documentation can be added.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES:

BEGINNERS’ HAND QUILTING AFTERNOON: This group is now meeting and encourages all to join!  Every Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Come join the group and learn how to hand quilt…with a lovely cup of tea and friend by your side! Beginners will feel very welcomed!

OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL:  The group is getting larger and enjoying outside and inside games!  Every Tuesday: 9:30 am -11:30 am  The two outside tennis courts have been marked to define a pickleball court! An indoor net and court markers have been purchased to allow for the set up of one indoor court! Come be a player or an observer!  Minimum of 2 players are needed to play a game or practice skills!  Bring your own pickleball racket/balls OR borrow equipment.  Thanks to KABOTA NORTH and the WPCC for equipment that has been donated! For more info, call 705.687.0328

WALK THE TRAILS: Trail 1 is cleaned up and clearly marked for individuals or groups to enjoy!  Interested individuals are invited to hike the trails that begin from and end at the Community Centre front door!

PAST EVENTS:

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP: Thanks to all who came out, ready to beautify!
MAY 12: 9:00 am -12 Noon  Volunteers are asked to meet at the WPC Centre to pick up their garbage bags! Cookies and juice will be available before our missions commence.

WPC LIBRARY SUMMER CELEBRATION: A great time was had by all! Thanks to the WP Volunteer Firefighters for opening their hall and BBQ’s for us to enjoy!
Saturday, July 14: 12:00 Noon -3:00 pm  Come and enjoy the summer Saturday afternoon celebration and enjoy time with friends and delicious cake!

WPCL AUGUST GUEST EVENT: A very interested and large group of doggie enthusiasts welcomed the trainers and their therapeutic canine friends. Thanks to Team Muskoka for their CARING and SHARING!  Thursday, August 9: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Our library guests will include Therapeutic Dogs of Canada: TEAM MUSKOKA
This event is open to the community at large! Donations will be graciously accepted!

VOLUNTEERING:

The Library Board is very grateful of all volunteers!  We appreciate the time that is generously offered over the seasons. The Library’s intentions to extend its open hours during the summer and to increase its service requires a larger group of volunteers. If you feel you are able to take a shift at the library, please contact the library during library hours at 705-687-9965 or email at: walkerspointlibrary@gmail.com.  Your help will be greatly appreciated by the community.  One of our librarians or board members will be happy to show you the procedures. They are basic and simple.  Thank you in advance!

Book and Financial DONATIONS:

We hope that when you visit the library this season that you will be pleased with the additions to our collection of both books and DVD’s.

The volunteer librarians have been finding many book donations, left at the Book Drop-Off Box.  We appreciate your well intended deliveries however we are limited to the amount of books we are able to accept.  Unless your collection has been approved by a volunteer librarian, we suggest that you continue your benevolent journey to the Gravenhurst Public Library.  Its space is hugely larger and can accommodate many more books.  The alternate outcome could also be the GPL Book Sale.  Unfortunately our Little Library has SPACE CONSTRAINTS but we thank you for your generous gestures.

As you know, the Township of Muskoka Lakes matches your donated dollars. It will issue a tax receipt for donations in excess of $20. Any donation cheque can be made out to the “Township of Muskoka Lakes, Walker’s Point Library”.  Thank you so much for your generous intentions!  Please mail your cheque to our treasurer: Pat Young, 1350 Walker’s Point Road, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1R2

In Appreciation!      The Walker’s Point Community Library Board Members

“BLAST FROM THE PAST” WPCL NEWSLETTERS and FLYERS

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WPCL 2014 July Summer Update

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2013 Walker’s Point Library Newsletters

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2012 Walker’s Point Library Newsletters

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