Discover Local 2022

As a way to support local businesses and encourage people to join and use the Library, we are proud to offer a unique support-local initiative in 2022. 

Throughout 2022, with a pause during our Summer Reading Contests, we will hold monthly draws featuring prizes from local businesses. 

How to Participate

We'll have two draws each month:

  1. A draw for people who used the library during the month
  2. A draw for anyone who joins the library during the month

The more you use the Library, the more chances you have to win! 

The draws will be held February to December 2022 with a break during for Summer Reading Contests, which have separate prizes.

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February: A box of six donuts from Joosie Sweets Gourmet Donuts 

March: A $25 gift certificate to Steve's Tea Company

April: A prize from Le Chocolat du Savoie

May: A $25 gift card from Nicol Florist

June: A $25 gift certificate to Seventh Coffee Company

September: A $25 gift certificate to Brant Food Centre

October: A $25 gift certificate to From Scratch Cafe Bistro (formerly Brantford Bagel Babe

November: Cinnamon buns from Lidz.Cinabunz

December: A $25 gift certificate to Charcuterie Etc

Ways to use the Library

Here are examples of how you can use the Library every day beyond borrowing a book or DVD. All of which will get you entered into the monthly draw. 

  1. Start a book club with your friends and family using our Book Club in a Bag service 
  2. Read full digital editions of local and national newspapers using our PressReader service
  3. Download and listen to an audiobook on your commute or during a daily walk - or try an eBook!
  4. Learn a new skill through LinkedIn Learning
  5. Research your family history with Library Edition (available using library WiFi or workstations)
  6. Watch a movie or television show through our Hoopla service
  7. Use one of our private study rooms or our Digital Media Lab
  8. Borrow or use crafting and technology items like sewing machines, slide converters and coding kits.

Other ways to support Brantford businesses

Looking for other ways to support local businesses? 
Check out these websites: