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Bond Head Booketeria a novel idea

An article about the creation of a "Booketeria" in order to help provide library services to the Bond Head area.

"What is a Booketeria? It's a self-serve mini-library, a new and innovative way to make library resources more available in a small community. With the help of the Bond Head Post Mistress Judith Baguely, room was found in the tiny Bond Head Post Office for shelving that holds approximately 450 paperback books, ranging from adult titles to kids' literature, and from romance and murder mysteries, to the latest works by Canadian authors..."

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Bradford Public Library Book Plate

A book plate with black calligraphy style writing, one of many done by Ian Reid.

"Ian Reid was a resident of West Gwillimbury before Bradford amalgamated in 1991. He live on the 11th line of WG. He was a very popular citizen, always dressed in his Scottish kilt and accessories for anything festive or celebrative. In town, he recited 'Ode to a Haggis' on Robbie Burns Day in one of the local pubs at the time, which I attended. He was known in the library as the Patron who did all the calligraphy for our book plates. If any family made a donation to the library in the form of a memorial, or just purchasing books for the library, Ian Reid graciously on his own time made these book plates which are prominently displayed in the books..." (See sources)

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Bradford Railway Station Sign Plaque

Plaque was hung in the Library Café at 425 Holland Street West in February, 2017. It accompanies the old Bradford Railway Sign hanging in the Café.

Plaque reads:
The railway station in Bradford has a long history serving the leisure travel, commuting and freight needs of our community. Bradford’s economy has always been strongly tied to railway access to Toronto; historically supporting booming livestock industry and facilitating other exports. Wagon loads of wheat were at times lined up back to Bond Head waiting to load their wheat onto rail cars. More
recently it serves as a commuter link with Union Station.

The present station was built around 1900 by the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) in response to strong economic growth tied to industry.

The current station was acquired by GO Transit in December 1998, and over the next number of years undertook extensive renovations to help adapt it to its role as a vital commuter link along the Barrie to Union Station Line. The most significant renovations took place in 2006-2007 with the pouring of a new concrete foundation and the removal of parts of a previous
renovation from the 1950s.

Designed by Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson

Breaking ground for a new BWG Leisure Centre and Public Library

An article about the ground breaking for the new Library and Leisure Centres to be built on Holland Street W.

"The site of the new Bradford West Gwillimbury Leisure Centre and Public Library/Cultural Centre was off-limits, as the contractor's crews continued to move earth, in preparation for the start of construction - so the official groundbreaking ceremony took place across the road, at the Canadian Tire Store, and in front of the fencing on Holland St. West..."

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

BWG Public Library Grand-Opening MPP Letter

Letter from Julia Munro, MPP for York-Simcoe, addressed to the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Board. It was sent to mark the grand-opening and dedication ceremony of the newly built BWGPL.

Julia Munro

BWG Public Library Grand-Opening MPP Letter

Letter from Peter Van Loan, MP for York-Simcoe, addressed to the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library Board. It was sent to mark the grand-opening and dedication ceremony of the newly built BWGPL.

Peter Van Loan

BWG Public Library Magnet

A rectangular yellow magnet from BWG Public Library with contact and resource information on it. Magnet is from when the library was at 100 Holland Court.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

BWGPL Construction - April 1, 2010 - Image Four

Photograph of the construction process of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Library at 425 Holland Street W., Bradford, Ontario. Later phases of construction image. Image taken on April 1, 2010.

Heidi Northover

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