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FREE Upcoming Programs and Videos

  • Live Storytime

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 am Live on Instagram


  • Virtual Storytime

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays on YouTube


  • Mandarin Storytime

Mondays on Instagram and YouTube


Thursday June 4, 2 pm

Anita, a Certified Sleep Consultant, will be discussing tips to help you create healthy sleep habits for your child during the day and night. Recommended for babies newborn to 36 months of age.


Monday June 8 at 7:30 pm

Calling all parents! Join us online as we meet and socialize with other parents in the community. Discuss life at home with kids, seek advice from others, or just vent about your day. Take advantage of the library staff guiding the conversation, providing recommendations as requested. (Children are welcome to attend but are not mandatory).

After registering, you will receive a Zoom link to join the session.


Storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can enjoy at home. New videos will be added regularly.


Fun Activities

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FREE Audiobooks, E-books, Online Courses and More.

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Hoopla eBooks & eAudiobooks

Borrow free ebooks, audiobooks and comic books with your library card.


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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Check out and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card.


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TumbleBook Library eBooks

TumbleBook Library offers online eBooks for kids! Not only are the books animated, but they are narrated too! Play games and puzzles! TumbleBook Library also offers some books in French and Spanish.


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Learn At Home

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home. These at-home activities offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario’s best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.


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Recommended Learning Resources from YRDSB

Online Resources for Parents, Families and Students. From the York Region District School Board.


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Recommended Learning Resources from YCDSB

Online Resources for Parents, Families and Students. From the York Catholic District School Board.


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Scholastic Learn at Home

Keep kids reading, thinking, and growing with daily projects


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TVO Kids

Get your little ones started early with a wide variety of interactive learning activities.


Ask Us

Do you need help navigating the site, or are you looking for a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our team of librarians is on hand to quickly deal with your queries, whether you are looking for something to educate, entertain or inspire you.


Ask Us!


Science Fair

That's right! VPL is hosting a Virtual Science Fair from June 5th - June 30th! Submit your project to be reviewed by a panel of judges for a chance to win awesome prizes. Prepare your project in a digital format that our judges can review virtually over the internet - poster, video, website, slideshow, skit, or whatever your imagination comes up with as long as it showcases your research on the topic of Staying Happy and Healthy @ Home. For full details, visit the VPL Virtual Science Fair website.


Kids Book Club

Join us for another Virtual Kids Book Club! Our next book is Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, available to borrow with your library card from both Overdrive and Hoopla. Check out your copy and get started reading or listening today! Suitable for the whole family. There are activities available too!

PDF Grand Finale Code Challenge (99 KB)

PDF Grand Finale Code Challenge Answers (122 KB)

PDF Grand Finale French Activities (346 KB)

PDF Grand Finale Discussion Questions (126 KB)


Digital Escape Room

Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges to escape! We will have more Digital Escape Rooms ready for you soon.

PDF Digital Escape Rooms - May (105 KB)

PDF Digital Escape Rooms - April (96 KB)


STEAM Videos

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through guided, hands-on activities you can enjoy at home. New videos will be added regularly.


Fun Activities

FREE Audiobooks, E-books, Online Courses and More.

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Cantook Station

Welcome to Cantook Station, your HQ for French e-books and e-audiobooks. Cantook Station is a cloud based e-lending service that provides a wide range of materials in French for all ages and all interests. The collection includes books in translation as well as original works in French. To sign up and start borrowing all you need is your library card and your email address. For more information check out the helpful Get Started Guide and FAQs.


Bienvenue à Cantook Sation, votre référence pour les livres numériques et audios en français. Cantook Station est une plateforme en ligne qui propose des prêts de matériel numérique francophone pour tous les âges et tous les goûts! Cette collection inclut des traductions et des ouvrages originaux. Pour vous inscrire et commencer votrs emprunts, vous aurez tout simplement besoin de votre carte de bibliothèque et d’une adresse courriel. Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez consulter le guide de démarrages ou la foire aux questions.


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Hoopla eBooks & eAudiobooks

Borrow free ebooks, audiobooks and comic books with your library card.


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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Check out and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card.


AudioBookCloud eAudiobooks

An online audiobook library collection of streaming audiobooks for children and adults. Listen online.


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TumbleBook Library eBooks

TumbleBook Library offers online eBooks for kids! Not only are the books animated, but they are narrated too! Play games and puzzles! TumbleBook Library also offers some books in French and Spanish.


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TumbleBookCloud Junior eBooks

With reading levels from grades 3-8, TumbleBookCloud Junior is a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBookLibrary!


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World Book Online for Kids

Developed especially for young public library patrons, the site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities. Note: works with Google Chrome only.


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Learn At Home

Find supplementary resources for elementary and secondary students to practice math and literacy skills and learn at home. These at-home activities offer quick and easy access to some of Ontario’s best online kindergarten to grade 12 learning resources.


Recommended Learning Resources from YRDSB logo

Recommended Learning Resources from YRDSB

Online Resources for Parents, Families and Students. From the York Region District School Board.


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Recommended Learning Resources from YCDSB

Online Resources for Parents, Families and Students. From the York Catholic District School Board.


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Mad Science

Mad Science has a wide-variety of STEAM activities you can do from home!


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Scholastic Learn at Home

Keep kids reading, thinking, and growing with daily projects


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TVO Kids

Get your little ones started early with a wide variety of interactive learning activities.


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KidsZone Homework Links

Vaughan Public Libraries has recommended website links to help you with your homework! Find articles for your research using our databases.


Ask Us

Do you need help navigating the site, or are you looking for a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our team of librarians is on hand to quickly deal with your queries, whether you are looking for something to educate, entertain or inspire you.


Ask Us!


Science Fair

That's right! VPL is hosting a Virtual Science Fair from June 5th - June 30th! Submit your project to be reviewed by a panel of judges for a chance to win awesome prizes. Prepare your project in a digital format that our judges can review virtually over the internet - poster, video, website, slideshow, skit, or whatever your imagination comes up with as long as it showcases your research on the topic of Staying Happy and Healthy @ Home. For full details, visit the VPL Virtual Science Fair website.


FREE Upcoming Programs and Videos

If you're looking to provide assistance to your community there are plenty of virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities available.


  • VPL Songwriting Contest

Update: The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 19!

We are hosting a contest for aspiring songwriters! Your challenge is to write and perform a song on the theme: How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed me and my world. For full details please download the full rules and guidelines here:VPL Songwriting Contest Rules and Guidelines



Digital Escape Room

Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges to escape! We will have more Digital Escape Rooms ready for you soon.

PDF Digital Escape Rooms - May (105 KB)

PDF Digital Escape Rooms - April (96 KB)


FREE Audiobooks, E-books, Online Courses and More.

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Cantook Station

Welcome to Cantook Station, your HQ for French e-books and e-audiobooks. Cantook Station is a cloud based e-lending service that provides a wide range of materials in French for all ages and all interests. The collection includes books in translation as well as original works in French. To sign up and start borrowing all you need is your library card and your email address. For more information check out the helpful Get Started Guide and FAQs.


Bienvenue à Cantook Sation, votre référence pour les livres numériques et audios en français. Cantook Station est une plateforme en ligne qui propose des prêts de matériel numérique francophone pour tous les âges et tous les goûts! Cette collection inclut des traductions et des ouvrages originaux. Pour vous inscrire et commencer votrs emprunts, vous aurez tout simplement besoin de votre carte de bibliothèque et d’une adresse courriel. Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez consulter le guide de démarrages ou la foire aux questions.


AudioBookCloud eAudiobooks

An online audiobook library collection of streaming audiobooks for children and adults. Listen online.


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Creative Bug

Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You will get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels and enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.


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TumbleBookCloud eBooks

TumbleBookCloud offers titles for middle school AND high school! This collection contains YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, popular graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.


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Hoopla eBooks & eAudiobooks

Borrow free ebooks, audiobooks and comic books with your library card.


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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Check out and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card.


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Transparent Language

Learn a new language today! Transparent Language helps you learn over 100 different languages.



Lifelong Learning

Looking to learn something new or pick up a new hobby. Check out the resources we have available.


Ask Us

Do you need help navigating the site, or are you looking for a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our team of librarians is on hand to quickly deal with your queries, whether you are looking for something to educate, entertain or inspire you.


Ask Us!


FREE Upcoming Programs and Videos

  • VPL Songwriting Contest

Update: The submission deadline has been extended to Friday, June 19!

We are hosting a contest for aspiring songwriters! Your challenge is to write and perform a song on the theme: How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed me and my world. For full details please download the full rules and guidelines here:VPL Songwriting Contest Rules and Guidelines


  • Virtual Adult Book Club

Thursday June 4, 7 pm

Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link.

Join us for a live discussion of our favourite books. This week we discuss The Other Windsor Girl by Georgie Blalock. Step into the glamorous and often scandalous world of Princess Margaret, as told through the perspective of her second lady- in- waiting. A must read for fans of Netflix’s The Crown!

Borrow this title today on Hoopla.


Thursday June 4, 2 pm

Anita, a Certified Sleep Consultant, will be discussing tips to help you create healthy sleep habits for your child during the day and night. Recommended for babies newborn to 36 months of age.


Wednesday June 3 & 17 at 2 pm

We're celebrating Seniors' Month by keeping our brains fit! In the first session we'll be boosting our brain strength and flexibility. Session two is all about nostalgia; share with us your experiences and wisdom at the VPL virtual fireplace. Register for one or both sessions! After registering, you will receive a Zoom link to join the session.

Digital Literacy

Downloadable PDFs


FREE Audiobooks, E-books, Online Courses and More.

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Cantook Station

Welcome to Cantook Station, your HQ for French e-books and e-audiobooks. Cantook Station is a cloud based e-lending service that provides a wide range of materials in French for all ages and all interests. The collection includes books in translation as well as original works in French. To sign up and start borrowing all you need is your library card and your email address. For more information check out the helpful Get Started Guide and FAQs.


Bienvenue à Cantook Sation, votre référence pour les livres numériques et audios en français. Cantook Station est une plateforme en ligne qui propose des prêts de matériel numérique francophone pour tous les âges et tous les goûts! Cette collection inclut des traductions et des ouvrages originaux. Pour vous inscrire et commencer votrs emprunts, vous aurez tout simplement besoin de votre carte de bibliothèque et d’une adresse courriel. Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez consulter le guide de démarrages ou la foire aux questions.


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For Your Leisure

Our blog is now focusing solely on the digital resources you can enjoy for free from home. Check out the discussion and find a new read today!


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Lynda.com

Lynda.com gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing.


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Creative Bug

Creativebug is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos. You will get on-demand access to our full library 1,000+ art and craft classes for artists and makers of all levels and enjoy award-winning HD instructional videos on drawing, painting, sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting, baking and more. All classes are taught by experts, with new classes added daily.


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Transparent Language

Learn a new language today! Transparent Language helps you learn over 100 different languages.


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RBdigital

RBdigital offers full colour, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from VPL's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.


AudioBookCloud eAudiobooks

An online audiobook library collection of streaming audiobooks for children and adults. Listen online.


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Hoopla eBooks & eAudiobooks

Borrow free ebooks, audiobooks and comic books with your library card.


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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Check out and download eBooks and eAudiobooks using your library card.


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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service which offers over 30,000 critically acclaimed films. The selection ranges from new popular titles, classics, world cinema, art and indie as well as top rated documentaries. Your library card will get you started watching on your pc or mobile devices.


Available Online

  1. Sign up for a new account via Facebook or Google or using your email.
  2. If you sign up with your email, you will receive an email message asking you to verify your email address.
  3. If you are prompted to find your library, type in ‘Vaughan Public Libraries’.
  4. Click “Add library card”, enter your VPL library card number and PIN and click Save.
  5. Your Kanopy membership with VPL is now activated and you can start watching.

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Get Active at Home with Free Online Fitness Classes

Vaughan Recreation Fitness instructors are spending are recording short video workouts to help keep us physically and mentally healthy while social distancing. Checkout the Vaughan Fitness page for “living room” (indoor) and “backyard” (outdoor) workouts including yoga, Zumba, Pilates, belly dancing, boot camp, and barre/chair exercises.



Articles & Research

Vaughan Public Libraries subscribe to a number of high-quality electronic databases providing a wealth of information on a wide range of subjects!


Lifelong Learning

Looking to learn something new or pick up a new hobby. Check out the resources we have available.


Ask Us

Do you need help navigating the site, or are you looking for a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our team of librarians is on hand to quickly deal with your queries, whether you are looking for something to educate, entertain or inspire you.


Avez-vous besoin d’aide pour naviguer notre site Web, ou peut-être cherchez-vous des recommandations de lecture? Nous sommes là pour vous aider. Notre équipe est prête à vous répondre, que vous cherchiez quelque chose pour vous éduquer, vous divertir ou vous inspirer.


Ask Us!


Storytime

Stories, songs, rhymes, and early literacy activities that you can enjoy at home. New videos will be added regularly.


Des histoires, chansons, comptines et des activités pour encourager la littératie, que vous pouvez apprécier de chez vous. Des nouvelles vidéos seront ajoutées régulièrement.


Activities & Educational Videos | Des activités et vidéos éducationnelles

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics concepts through guided, hands-on activities you can enjoy at home. New videos will be added regularly.


Explorez des divers concepts scientifiques ou artistiques, à travers des activités guidées que vous pouvez suivre de chez vous. Des nouvelles vidéos seront ajoutées régulièrement.


FREE Audiobooks, E-books, Online Courses and More. | Des livres numériques et audio gratuits, des ressources électroniques, des cours en ligne et encore plus

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Cantook Station

Welcome to Cantook Station, your HQ for French e-books and e-audiobooks. Cantook Station is a cloud based e-lending service that provides a wide range of materials in French for all ages and all interests. The collection includes books in translation as well as original works in French. To sign up and start borrowing all you need is your library card and your email address. For more information check out the helpful Get Started Guide and FAQs.


Bienvenue à Cantook Sation, votre référence pour les livres numériques et audios en français. Cantook Station est une plateforme en ligne qui propose des prêts de matériel numérique francophone pour tous les âges et tous les goûts! Cette collection inclut des traductions et des ouvrages originaux. Pour vous inscrire et commencer votrs emprunts, vous aurez tout simplement besoin de votre carte de bibliothèque et d’une adresse courriel. Pour plus d’information, vous pouvez consulter le guide de démarrages ou la foire aux questions.


Need help? Watch this video: Find French books for kids and adults on Cantook Station


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PressReader

PressReader provides access to full-content newspapers, including French publications such as Le Devoir, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Figaro (newspaper and magazine) and Libération. Newspapers are often available before they hit the newsstands in their respective countries and archived issues are kept for up to two weeks.

Use the PressReader app!

Requirements: Download 5 free newspapers daily over the library's WiFi, then read them offline, anywhere you like.
Note: The Globe and Mail is only accessible from using the PressReader app in the library

PressReader offre l’accès à des journaux complets, incluant les publications francophones Le Devoir, Le Journal de Montréal, Le Figaro (journal et magazine) et Libération, parmi d’autres. Les journaux sont souvent disponibles avant qu’ils soient aux kiosques et les numéros archivés sont disponibles pour deux semaines.

Utilisez l’appli de PressReader !

Prérequis : Téléchargez 5 journaux gratuits chaque jour sur le WiFi de la bibliothèque. Ensuite, lisez-les hors ligne n’importe où.
Notez bien : The Globe and Mail est seulement disponible en utilisant l’application de PressReader dans la bibliothèque.


Need help? Watch this video: Find French Newspapers and Magazines using PressReader


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Kanopy

Kanopy is a video streaming service that offers over 30,000 critically acclaimed films, including French films. Your library card will get you started watching on your computer or mobile device.

Kanopy est un service de streaming qui offre plus de 30,000 films, incluant des films en français. Utilisez votre carte de bibliothèque pour vous inscrire au service et commencez à regarder des films sur votre ordinateur ou appareil mobile.


Watch this video: French Language Courses on Kanopy


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TumbleBook Library

TumbleBook Library offers an online collection of eBooks in French for kids! The books are animated and include word-highlighted narration. You can also play different games and puzzles in French.

TumbleBiblio offre une collection en ligne de livres numériques pour les enfants ! Les livres sont animés et ils incluent de la narration avec des mots soulignés. De différents jeux et puzzles sont aussi disponibles.


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Transparent Language

Transparent Language helps you learn over 100 different languages.


Transparent Language vous aide à apprendre plus de 100 langues différentes.


Watch this video: Learn French with Transparent Language



Other resources in French | Autres ressources en français

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TFO

Find the best TFO kids’ shows, as well as cartoons, educational games, apps for kids, songs and rhymes and colouring pages.


Retrouvez les meilleures émissions jeunesse de TFO en vidéos ainsi que de dessins animés, jeux éducatifs, applications pour enfants, comptines et dessins à colorier.


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Heure du conte

Love Storytime? Here you can find tens of hours of storytime led by public libraries across Québec. Make sure to also check other free resources suggested on the site.


Aimez-vous l’heure du conte? Sur cette plateforme vous pouvez trouver des dizaines d’heures du conte virtuelle menées par des bibliothèques publiques du Québec. Assurez-vous de ne pas manquer les contes audio et balados gratuits.


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Les contes qui comptent

Math Storytime helps parents and caregivers explore simple math concepts with their children through creative storytelling, stunning illustrations, interactive animations, and offers lively discussion ‘bubbles’ to guide parents and caregivers as they engage with their young learners.


Les contes qui comptent est une application qui aide les parents à explorer des concepts mathématiques simples avec leurs enfants à travers des récits créatifs, des illustrations, des animations interactives et offre aussi des «bulles» de discussion animées pour guider les parents dans leurs interactions avec leurs enfants.


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Boukili

This app facilitates the learning of French by making available free illustrated books for kids.


Cette application facilite l’apprentissage de la lecture en français grâce à des livres illustrés gratuits.


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Eurêka

Eurêka! allows students in grades 1 to 12 enrolled in French-language schools in Ontario to get help with all subjects, in addition to receiving specialized support in French and in STEM-related fields.


Eurêka! permet aux élèves de la 1re à la 12e année des écoles de langue française de l’Ontario d’obtenir de l’aide dans toutes les matières, en plus de recevoir de l'appui spécialisé en français et dans les domaines reliés aux STIM.


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IDÉLLO

A platform that offers educational resources in French, for students, parents, teachers and educators. Do keep in mind that access to some of the resources is paid.


Une plateforme offrant des ressources éducationnelles en français, pour les étudiants, parents, enseignants et éducateurs. Veuillez noter qu’il y a des frais pour avoir accès aux certaines ressources.


Ask Us

Do you need help navigating the site, or are you looking for a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our team of librarians is on hand to quickly deal with your queries, whether you are looking for something to educate, entertain or inspire you.


Ask Us!


Vaughan Business

Visit the brand-new City of Vaughan Business website and learn why Vaughan is a dream place for business, where entrepreneurship, business, tourism, art and culture can prosper and grow.


Digital Boost: Vaughan Small Business Resiliency Program

Are you a local small business owner with a brick-and-mortar location? Digital Boost supports local small business owners in finding new opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.


Vaughan Business Action Plan

The City has launched the Vaughan Business Action Plan, which includes a series of measures to safeguard the local economy and protect businesses, consumers and all citizens.


York Region Business Directory

A new and improved York Region Business Directory that includes an interactive map.


BDC Free webinars for businesses and entrepreneurs

A selection of free webinars packed with real life examples, these webinars will help you make better business decisions and achieve your business goals.


COVID-19: Business Resources

To assist businesses dealing with COVID-19, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (VCC) created a resource page which contains all the information on business supports announced by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of Government.


COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human-resources or operational-related disruptions.


The Government of Canada's Initiatives for Canadian Businesses

The Government of Canada is taking strong action to help Canadian businesses as COVID-19 is affecting them, their employees and their families. Four key considerations for businesses include 1. Support for employees 2. Support for businesses 3. Business travel and events 4. Business in international markets.


Small Business Help Centre by CFIB

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) set up the Small Business Help Centre to provide expert advice to guide businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Digital Resources

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing.


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Value Line

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.


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Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy - The Networking Academy program delivers ICT training to help improve career and educational opportunities for individuals in communities around the world.


More Business & Careers Resources

Vaughan Public Libraries subscribe to a number of high-quality electronic databases providing a wealth of information on a wide range of subjects!


Lifelong Learning

Looking to learn something new or pick up a new hobby. Check out the resources we have available.


Ask Us

Do you need help navigating the site, or are you looking for a recommendation? We’re here to help! Our team of librarians is on hand to quickly deal with your queries, whether you are looking for something to educate, entertain or inspire you.


Ask Us!


Vaughan Public Libraries Service Info


A special message from VPL Board Chair, Rose Savage.

PDF Greetings from Rose Savage (288 KB)



Vaughan Public Libraries Suspends all In-Person Programming for 2020

The well-being of our customers and staff has always been the number one priority of Vaughan Public Libraries, which is why we are postponing all in-person programming for the remainder of 2020. COVID-19 has forced many hard decisions on us, but in many respects this one was not difficult. Our responsibility as a community is to avoid significant group gatherings to limit the potential spread of the virus, and we do not want to risk compromising the health of anyone during our daily operations. Also, we know that we are still able to deliver great programs that you can enjoy safely from home. In the weeks following the closure of our branches, we have developed a dynamic range of online programs, built for all age groups and areas of the community which we serve.

We continue to host socials, book clubs and special speakers for adults online. Programs for children of all ages include virtual storytimes, STEAM videos and downloadable activities, and in the coming weeks we will be launching our first Virtual Science Fair, Teen Summer Challenge and TD Summer Reading Club. We also offer Francophone programming as well as activities and videos in several of the other languages spoken in Vaughan. You can access our programs by visiting VPL at Home

“We look forward to the day when we can welcome people back to our libraries and to our programs”, says Rose Savage, Chair of the Vaughan Public Library Board. “However, I’m pleased that until then we are able to provide such a vibrant and broad range of online programming. Our customers have embraced our digital offerings and I would encourage everyone to check them out. You’ll find the same level of quality and creativity online that you’ve come to expect in person.”

Our branches remain closed and will reopen when it is deemed safe to do so. In the meantime, you can access a host of digital books, movies, music and more with your library card by visiting our website. You can also take advantage of our contact-free curbside pickup service to borrow items currently on the shelf at any of our three resource libraries.

PDF VPL Suspends In Person Programming (79 KB)


Dear Vaughan Public Library Customers,


The wellbeing of our staff and customers is our number one priority. Thus, we have temporarily closed all of our locations as a preventative measure to inhibit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, all branches will be closed until further notice. All programming during this time will also be cancelled. If you have paid for a program, this will be refunded in full.

This decision aligns with the closure of publicly-funded schools in Ontario and the closure of all city recreation facilities and community centres within the City of Vaughan.

We will also be waiving fines for all items due within the time period of this closure. We request that customers please do not return any items until after our branches have reopened. This date will be posted at all branch locations, as well as on our website and social media.

We would also like to remind all customers that we do have a vast array of digital resources available for FREE from our website, including e-books, audiobooks, movies and comprehensive databases. We are also offering FREE daily online programming for all ages. This can be accessed by visiting VPL at Home.

We will continue to work closely with public health authorities and will promptly communicate if there are further impacts to the library system. Any further updates will be posted on our website  homepage: Vaughan Public Libraries.

 

 

Thank you for your support,

 

Margie Singleton

Chief Executive Officer, Vaughan Public Libraries


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Government and Health Resources

 

The Canadian Public Health page for COVID-19

The Canadian page will contain the federal response to COVID-19, including information about federal cases of this virus, federal borders and travel, and financial stimulus packages. This will also have a breakdown of how many cases Canada has confirmed so far, and a date and time that the page was last updated.

 

Ontario Ministry of Health – 2019 Novel Coronavirus

The Government of Ontario 2019 Novel Coronavirus page includes links on how to access Telehealth Ontario, Tips on Self-Assessment, self-isolation, closures, and case information relating to the Province of Ontario.

 

York Region Public Health COVID-19

York Region Public Health’s Covid-19 page provides the latest updates related to COVID-19 in York Region, including cases in the region and contact information for York Region Public Health.

 

City of Vaughan COVID-19

This page includes information about City of Vaughan services that are running or are suspended during this time.


Business and Employment Resources

 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan contains a list of benefits for individuals, including information on applying for Employment Insurance or the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, as well as support for small businesses.

 

Government of Ontario Newsroom

For a list of press briefings put out by the Ontario Government, including financial responses to COVID-19 and other notable government actions, visit the Ontario Newsroom page.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for Ontario Businesses

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce team, in collaboration with Hicks Morley, have put together a toolkit to help support businesses be prepared for any human-resources or operational-related disruptions.

 

COVID-19: Business Resources

To assist businesses dealing with COVID-19, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce (VCC) created a resource page which contains all the information on business supports announced by the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of Government. For details, please click the link below.


Other Resources

 

WHO (World Health Organization) page for COVID-19

This page includes situation reports regarding the global impact of COVID-19, including the WHO COVID-19 Myth Busters page that debunk commonly spread myths regarding COVID-19, including misinformation about how COVID-19 can and cannot be spread.

 

Microsoft BING Covid-19 Tracker Map

An interactive map that includes the number of confirmed Active, Fatal, and Recovered cases of COVID-19 worldwide.


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