What's Happening in June 2013

@ St. Thomas Public Library

Events happening this month at St. Thomas Public Library include (see details below): Free Movie Friday - "Parental Guidance", STPL's new Character-in-Residence, Lego Club, Wii Game Night, 'Tween Scene, Library at Horton Farmers' Market, TD Summer Reading Club registration,and job posting for a Services and Systems Librarian.

"Parental Guidance" - Free Movie for PD Day on Fri. June @ 2 PM - Carnegie Rm, Rated G

Parental Guidance Trailer

STPL's New Character-in-Residence

St Thomas Public Library is pleased to officially welcome Flat Stanley as our first Character-in-Residence. He has completed his probationary period with flying colours and is now available to accompany library customers on their vacations. He is especially partial to warm, exotic destinations.

To borrow Flat Stanley for your upcoming trip, contact Flat Stanley's booking agents, Marketing Coordinator Ruth Crocker, at rcrocker@st-thomas.library.on.ca or Rosemarie in the Children's & Teens' Department on the lower level of the library. You can borrow Flat Stanley, write a brief story about where you went and what you did, and send us photos. We'll post them and share them with the world!


Need more incentive? Every three months we'll hold a draw for everyone who has taken Flat Stanley along with them on a trip. The winner will receive a library prize pack!


Trips with Flat Stanley don't have to be far - they can take place in your own backyard, around St. Thomas, day trips around Elgin County, or anywhere you happen to be going!


Flat Stanley's travel log can be found on the library's blog.


Flat Stanley's photo album can be viewed on the library's Pinterest page.


Library @ Horton Farmers' Market

St. Thomas Public Library and the Library Friends Shop are at the Horton Market!
Every Saturday | 8 a.m. to Noon

This month at the Market:
  • June 1 - Lego Club: Get a taste of the library's Lego Club! The Children's & Teens' Department is bringing along Lego from our Lego Club. Use your imagination to create a masterpiece. We'll take your picture with your creation and add it to our Facebook page! (Parental approval required.)
  • June 8 - Paper Craft: Give these books a new life! We're selling bundles of discarded hardcover books, perfect for paper craft and art projects.
  • June 15- Free Databases: The Adult Department is on site to show you some of the amazing, FREE databases the library has to offer, including the Auto Repair Reference Centre (free auto repair advice), NoveList (find your next favourite novel), and CareerCruising (match your skills to careers)!
  • June 22 - Ready, Set, READ! Backpacks: Need some books for your preschooler? Not sure what they should be reading? In a hurry? No problem! We're showcasing our Ready, Set, Read! prefilled backpacks. These backpacks are perfect for enhancing learning skills in toddlers and preschoolers. All you have to do is grab one and go!
  • June 29 - From Our Table to Yours: STPL is taking our book display on the road! This month, the library is featuring books that are all about food. (YUM!) Be sure to bring your library card to check out some fantastic reads - both fiction and nonfiction.


Friends' Book Sale: The Friends are selling books a little differently this year. Books are by donation! You pay what you think the book is worth. New selection of books are added weekly. Also, check out their pre-wrapped book gift packs which include a gift certificate for a free book at the Library Friends Shop!

Summer Reading Club Registration

Registration begins: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Get ready to GO! Summer is right around the corner. If you're wondering what to do with this kids, be sure to sign up for the TD Summer Reading Club at the library! We'll keep them busy with daily crafts, activities, programs, books, and movies. They'll enjoy the prizes and exclusive "End of Summer" Carnival! We have programs planned for all ages - from toddler to teen!

For further details, including a calendar of summer events, visit the library's website.

Job Posting: Systems and Support Librarian

Know any librarians? St. Thomas Public Library is currently looking for a Systems and Support Librarian.

For a full job description, visit the library's blog.


St. Thomas Public Library invites applications for an experienced, innovative Systems and Support Services Librarian to join our professional team. Reporting to the CEO, the incumbent in this newly created position will be responsible for operation and maintenance of the library’s integrated library system as well as technical services, developing opportunities to enhance electronic resources, services and collections, investigate and implement innovative e-services, and maintain the library’s website and on-line presence.

Rate of Pay: $57,068 – $71,390 (July 1, 2013) annual, plus a comprehensive benefits package


Applications must be received no later than: Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 5 pm