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The Library Expansion Working Group Report


was formed by the Brighton Public Library (BPL) Board on May 20, 2015 as a result of the Municipality of Brighton Resolution No. 2015-415 that Council refers the matter of the Library expansion to the Library Board for consideration, and a report back to Council.

This report provides an estimate of library space and components for an expanded Brighton Public Library Main Branch based on "Making the Case for Your Library Building Project"; Hubsher, Robert and Watson, Karen.




Art in the Library

The art you see on the walls of the library are the creations of members of the Brighton Arts Council. The display is rotated every three to four months and the works are available for sale. A portion of each sale goes back to the library.


The Brighton Arts Council is a vibrant, busy and talented group of local artists who display their works in many Brighton locations. Members come from all areas of artistic endeavour.

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Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection


Brighton Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.

  • Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
  • Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
  • Books for kids, teens and adults
  • Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
  • Download books or receive home delivery by mail


Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a disability, which includes:

Learning disability: an impairment relating to comprehension
Physical disability: the inability to hold or manipulate a book
Visual disability: severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one's eyes.


Access to the collection is offered in a number of ways

  • Download books to your computer or mobile device, such as an iPhone
  • Download books to a DAISY player over a wireless connection without using a computer
  • Receive audio CDs, Braille or described movies through your local branch or by mail directly to your home.


Contact the library for more information or visit the CELA website at



Borrow a Pre-loaded Kobo e-Reader! kobo

Brighton Public Library is proud to introduce a new lending program featuring pre-loaded Kobo e-Readers. We have purchased 4 Kobo Touch e-Readers and separated them by genre.

This pilot project of Kobo e-Readers comes with a selection
of 3 popular fiction eBooks on each reader. See below for genres and books.

Sample Borrowing Agreement and Termsarrow

Current Titles

Kobo #1, Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Kobo #2, Genre: Romance

Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson

Stella Bain - Anita Shreve

Dust - Patricia Cornwell

Dark Witch - Nora Roberts

Cold Snap - Allison Brennon

The Harem Midwife - Roberta Rich



Kobo #3, Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Kobo #4, Genre: Best Sellers

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King

The Fault in our Stars - John Green

The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton

Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Sycamore Row - John Grisham



Sand Parents...changing lives two people at a time


Attention Seniors:

Do you love to read? Do you love children? Do you have a story to share with the next generation?Sand Parents
Sounds like Sandparents is just for you!

Sandparents is a fun and interactive reading program offered to children ages 3-6 years old from Brighton. Mature adults (Sandparents) are partnered with a child to read, sing, play games, make crafts, story tell and generally interact together to form a mutually beneficial friendship.

The Sandparents program offers a positive and enriched environment for children to learn and practice Early Literacy Skills.

To volunteer as a Sandparent or to inquire about the program, please contact Pat Artkin at 613 475 2038 or for more information. You can also register online at our website

It's a small time commitment, but it can make a BIG impact in the lives of these children.