What's Happening in July

St. Thomas Public Library

An update from your library...

Happy July! St. Thomas Public Library has reopened for CURBSIDE PICKUP! Place holds online or over the phone and pick up your library materials during our scheduled hours. Curbside pickup is available Monday - Friday, 12 - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We are also accepting returns during curbside pickup hours only.

Thanks for sticking it out with us and doing your part to stay home! Stay well, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Virtual Programming: Adults + Teens

#STPLSummerSnaps Photo Challenge

Our newest #STPLSummerSnaps photo challenge starts Monday, July 6!
We have some new categories for you and can’t wait to see your photos! We’ll share a new challenge and inspiration with you each week.

Just like last year, there will be a prize draw at the end of summer and every photo is counted as an entry, so get those cameras ready!

Join the fun on our Facebook group!

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Virtual Programming: Children

Summer Reading Club

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Escape to Hogwarts! Virtual Escape Room

Did you know that if Harry Potter were a real character, he would be celebrating his 40th birthday this month? To commemorate this event, we put together an escape room where you must get to Hogwarts in time!

Can you escape to Hogwarts in time? Try the quiz here!

Virtual Storytimes

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

Every Wednesday, we share a new virtual storytime for children on our Facebook page! Follow along with stories, songs, and rhymes.

July Scavenger Hunt

This month, we've got the art covered--literally! Can you name the famous paintings under their mask modifications?

Try the virtual scavenger hunt!

Young Writers Club

Every Thursday evening, Rosy shares a new video for Young Writers on our Facebook page to inspire!

Dial-A-Story: New Stories Added!

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Tech Help

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Virtual Tech Talk

Thursday, July 2

Saturday, July 11

Thursday, July 16

Saturday, July 25

Thursday, July 30

1 - 2 p.m.

Registration required.

For help with setting up Zoom, please call 519-631-6050 and press "3"

Connect with us on Zoom to talk all things tech! You'll be able to get answers to your questions or simply just learn with others in a welcoming environment!

Library Services + Digital Resources

Virtual Library Cards

If you need access to our digital library during our closure but don't have a library card, we're here to help! Access thousands of eBooks, online courses, magazines, and more from St. Thomas Public Library’s digital library with a virtual library card.

Click here to visit our website and get started!

If you have a library card, you already have access to all our great online resources. If you need help with your account, call us at 519-631-6050 or email info@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

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Your Library in the Community

Community Help Connect

Community help for those in need is a phone call away!

519-631-6050 ext. 8012

Community Help Connect connects you to community volunteers who can help you with your basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

Call and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the type of support you need. Someone will return your call as soon as possible. The line is monitored Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays).

3D Printers for Sew Strong

St. Thomas Public Library has been working with a network of community members to 3D print and vinyl cut mask clips and face shields for frontline and essential workers! So far, over 14,000 of these clips have made their way to workers across Ontario! To learn more about the SewStrong project or get involved, visit their website here: https://www.sewstrong.ca/

Little Free Libraries

Did you know St. Thomas has many little free libraries located around town? While we're closed, we've been stocking as many of them as we can find with retired library books, like the one at the elevated park! If you need to get your reading fix, look for a little free library in your community! Remember to sanitize books before you read them by wiping them with disinfectant, and wash your hands after you are done.

Contact Us!


Library Catalogue

We have reopened for curbside pickup Monday - Friday 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. We will accept returns during this time. Please note that our library building remains closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Library staff are available over the phone and online from Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at 519-631-6050 or stthomaspubliclibrary.ca