Daily Events

Established in 1990, Boston Pizza Foundation is proud to be celebrating 30 years of giving back. And thanks to our loyal guests and franchisees, we have raised and donated over $30 million in support of charities across Canada and around the world. In additional, through the Local Community Program, locally owned and operated Boston Pizza restaurants support registered charities operating within their communities. BP Midland has chosen to donate their Local Community Program funds to Wendat Community Programs. Since 2005, BP Midland has donated over $395,235.05 in support of this great organization.

The funds have been raised through both the annual Charity Golf Tournament and Local Community Program fundraising events held at BP Midland. All the funds given to Wendat have been used to
purchase passenger vans to transport clients to and from a range of programs provided by Wendat Community Programs.

“Wendat Community Programs is so grateful for the generous, ongoing support of Andy Staffen and the staff of Boston Pizza Midland” said Andrea Abbott-Kokosin, Executive Director.

Wendat Community Programs was founded in 1987 and provides high quality care, treatment and rehabilitation services to both frail elderly and to persons experiencing a mental illness who are living in the North Simcoe-Muskoka area.

 

Springwater Library

Elmvale 322-1482

Midhurst 737-5650

        Minesing 722-6440

YES WE ARE OPEN!

Library staff are excited to welcome back our customers at Midhurst branch and Elmvale branch for limited services. MASKS MUST be worn at all times when inside the library. 

Note:  The Minesing branch will continue with Thursday curbside service only.

Computers are available for ½ hour timeslot a day and require pre-booking.

New hours are as follows for Midhurst and Elmvale

Monday 1-4:30 at Midhurst only

(Elmvale closed Mondays)

Tues. & Thurs.: 10 - 6:30, Wed. & Fri.: 10 - 4:30, Saturday: 10 - 3:30

Curbside is still available by contacting staff.

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

GENEALOGY VIDEO SERIES ON YOUTUBE

Whether you're just starting your genealogy journey or are just looking for some helpful hints, we have this 4 part series for you.

September 14:  Beginning your Genealogy Journey

We will help you start from the beginning by highlighting some handy sites and helpful hints for genealogy research. 

October 5th: How to Search Ancestry Library Edition.  Learn how to search and to maximize your results.

October 26th: Organizing your Research 

Learn how to organize your findings and your sources,

November 16th: Common Brick Walls and How to Work Around Them 

Learn a variety of skills that can help you work around your brick wall and help avoid some of the common pitfalls in family research. 

Videos will be made available on our Youtube channel and can also be viewed after the posted date.

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

VIRTUAL STORYTIME TUESDAYS

On our Virtual Programming page and on our YouTube channel you’ll find Miss Amanda doing a fun interactive Storytime Program with rhymes, songs and stories. New themes will happen each week including unicorns.  Stay tuned for special guest appearances.

Ask for your free Storytime Kit to interact with Miss Amanda.

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

FREE STORYTIME TAKE AND MAKE

Due to COVID-19, our Storytime has moved online! Signup for a Storytime kit at your library and receive materials that will help make Storytime more fun and interactive! (Please note that kits are limited and will be served on a first come first served basis).

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

LIBRARY ANIMAL CROSSING

Do you enjoy playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Come hang with us and visit our virtual branch! During your visit, you will have the chance to:  explore the island, including our virtual library branch, meet animal villagers, pick up some fun mystery gifts, learn something new with DIY recipes, shop at Able Sisters and Nook's Cranny, grab a fossil and play games.

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

KRAFTING WITH KATHY

Every Thursday on our Springwater Public Library Facebook page, on our Virtual Programming page and on our YouTube channel, Kathy will share a craft or project for the whole family to enjoy. New themes include Marbling Paper, Amazing Catapult, Interactive Butterfly and

Personalized Photo Box

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

KRAFTS IN THE PIT - MIDHURST

Book your 30 minute time slot to complete a fun FREE Krafting with Kathy activity at the Midhurst Branch.  Crafts dates run through October.  Appointments may be made during library open hours. Last appointment will be one hour before close. First appointment in on September 14.  Craft materials and laptop with craft video tutorial will be set up in the pit in the children's area. One family unit per booking. 

For more information: www.springwater.library.on.ca

SHAREWEAR’S ANNUAL COAT GIVEAWAY

Come and outfit the whole family with coats, hats, mitts, scarves and boots.

FREE!  FREE! FREE!

Gently used donations can be left at Sharewear.

New time and location: October 17th, 10 am -12 pm, Elmvale Community Church, 12 Queen St. E.

PUPPY MATILDA IS GETTING BIGGER

Watch Joanne’s future Literacy Dog Matilda, grow and experience lots of fun new things.  Check out these videos on our “Virtual Programming” page and on our YouTube channel (search Springwater Library)

For more information:

www.springwater.library.on.ca

YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

We know that with curbside pickup it is hard not to be able to browse the shelves of awesome items in the library. Never fear! Your friendly Springwater Librarian is here...online! Just take a moment and let us know a few of your preferences and we'll hop right to it and help you find your next favourite author or book! You can find the link on our website: https://www.springwater.library.on.ca and click on the How Do I Tab.

This is a free and confidential service for adult and teen readers. If you have any questions, please email our Technical Services Librarian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 705 322-1482.

E-Newsletter

Signing up for our e-newsletter is easy and fast!  This will provide you with updates, the latest e-book/e-audiobook purchases and what’s going on with our virtual library programs. 

To sign up please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Springwater Fire – Stuff the Truck for the Elmvale & District Food Bank

The Springwater Firefighters will be out collecting donations for the Elmvale & District Food Bank on Wednesday, September 30 beginning at 6 p.m. The firefighters will drive through Anten Mills, Elmvale, Hillsdale, Midhurst, Minesing, Phelpston and Orr Lake and collect and donations left at the end of driveways. Route maps are available on the Township website at www.springwater.ca/calendar Thank you to our firefighters who are volunteering their time to help stock up our Food Bank for the busy fall months.

Farmers’ Market Extended until October 9

The Springwater-Elmvale Farmers’ Market has extended the season this year. The Farmers’ Market will continue to operate on Friday’s from 9 am – 2 pm until October 9. Make sure you get out and support our local farmers, producers and artisans.

Fall Events

This year we are unable to gather together for the many events that typically take place each autumn.  As a result, some community groups have come up with creative ways to celebrate virtually.

The Midhurst Scarecrow Contest is taking place throughout September. Residents are encouraged to build a scarecrow to display on their front lawn or porch and submit a photo of it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until Friday, September 25. From September 26 to October 2 you will have the opportunity to vote on your favourite scarecrow at www.midhurston.ca and the top three scarecrows will win a prize. Full details are available at www.midhurston.ca/scarecrows

The Elmvale Virtual Thanksgving Celebration was created in lieu of the Fall Fair this year. The Flos Agricultural Society and the Township of Springwater have teamed up to create a contest whereby residents are encouraged to create a craft or complete an activity based on predetermined categories and submit a photo online for a chance to win a great local prize. Each submission is equal to one ballot entry. The contest is open to all residents and details, including category information, are available online at www.springwater.ca/SpringwaterGivesThanks