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Online Resources -24/7 available anytime anywhere

Online databases are available to those with a Grand Valley Public Library card. Click on the link to each database and enter membership card number (Patron ID) when prompted to do so. 

 Track your Reading

beanstack logo - image of a blue heart with the word beanstack - Create an account and log your reading. Keep a list of all the books you have read.  Record your daily reading/pages read or record your book when completed. Participate in the Library's reading challenges.  Challenges now available. App available in your Apple or Play Store.


Books and Reading



overdrive and libby   Overdrive/Libby eBooks - eBook or eAudio for your phone, tablet or computer

Ontario Library Service Download Centre (OVERDRIVE)

LOTE4Kids - online storybooks in World Languages together with English Translations. "Download the LOTE4Kids App today!"
Cantook Library - French eBooks and eAudio books for your phone, tablet or computer, app available to download

Grand Valley Public Library Catalogue

Library Catalogue

Tutorial:  How to log in, search and place a hold in the library catalogue


flipster magazines  Flipster Magazines  - subscription magazines available for your phone, tablet or computer


pressreader logo  Pressreader - Access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers & magazines. Enter your membership card number and PIN (library account password). 


overdrive and libby   Overdrive/Libby Magazines - magazines for your phone, tablet or computer

Ontario Library Service Download Centre (OVERDRIVE)



 pressreader logo  Pressreader - Access to more than 7,000 of the world's top newspapers & magazines.  Enter your membership card number and PIN (library account password).


Logo for CBC Corner CBC Corner -Discover the best Canadian Shows, stories & more.  This digital portal allows you to discover trusted news, entertaining TV and radio shows, educational kids content, news in foreign languages and much more!

Reading References

novelist k- 8 plus  Novelist K-8 Plus suggested read-a-likes and authors for kids and teens

novelist plus  Novelist Plus suggested authors, read-a-likes, character styles and more

fantastic fiction  Fantastic Fiction - author lists and book lists

goodreads   GoodReads - listed good reads, authors and new releases

forest of reading   Forest of Reading Selections - Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers selected releases for children

Cela  CELA - Centre for Equitable Library Access

Logo for CBC CornerCBC Corner reading and books

Ancestry & Local History

Ancestry Library Edition

 Ancestry  Ancestry Library Edition - Family Searching in the Library. This database is only available for use in the library.  

Museum of Dufferin

 Museum of Dufferin - Born as Dufferin Museum, Reimagined as Museum of Dufferin

 Our Ontario

 Our Ontario Our Ontario - discover local digital material

 Tweedsmuir History Book

 School Finder  Local Tweedsmuir History Book - online searchable



 Creativebug LogoCreativebug- thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.


World Book Activity Centre - thousands of low-cost crafts & activities for all levels of crafting from basic beginners to advance

Driver Training

 Driver Training
 Driver Training Icon  Driver Training - G1 and M1 Practice Tests, G1 and M1 Test Simulator, Frequently Asked MTO questions


 Transparent Language - Learn a new language, create an account and save your progress.


Logo for CBC Corner A fun way to learn English or French through Mauril, the CBC Corner's new platform

Library Virtual Programs

 Children's Programs

Baby & Toddler Time

Story Time

Community Story Time Reads

Cocoa Club

Snacks 'n Crafts

 Family Programs

Community Story Time Reads -- Follow along as a prominent community member or business owner/staff read a story aloud to you. Ages 0-5 but parents, grandparents, older siblings and caregivers may also enjoy listening!

 Teen Programs
Adult/Senior Programs
Coffee, Conversations & Books --Collaboration with Dufferin County Libraries; Orangeville Public Library, Shelburne Public Library, and Grand Valley Public Library for conversation with local authors.


 Freegal Music
 freegal music  Freegal Music Downloads - download 5 songs and stream 3 hours each week

Research/Homework Tools/Tutorials


 Canadian Encyclopedia Canadian Encyclopedia - Canadian content, timelines and articles 

world book encyclopedia  World Book Encyclopedia - Search different categories ranging from early learners to students, to advanced learners


Canadian Periodicals  Canadian Periodicals -comprehensive list of Canadian magazines and journals and are digitized for reasearch and print convenience
General One File  General One File -digitized journals and information for research and papers

Gale Databases  Gale Cenage Databases - specified categorized databases for research and projects;  fully digitized

kids infobits   Gale in Context: Elementary - Formerly known as Kids InfoBits, a great website for projects for school and for general learning

Literature Resource Centre  Literature Resource Centre -full text articles about all things literature

Canadian reference centre  Canadian Reference Centre - With thousands of articles covering current events or studying Canada's global involvement

 Homework Help


excel easy  Excel Easy - Online Excel Tutoring


All Tutorials and Online Videos - all available tutorials (pinterest, social media and more) All the GVPL programs videos

Database Tutorials - database help and tutorials

Microsoft Tutorials - Microsoft Office, Outlook and  Excel

Google Tutorials - Google Docs, Forms, Drive, Photos, Slides and Sheets

Vehicle & Small Engine Repair

 Vehicle Repair
 chiltons manuals  Chilton's Manuals - full automotive repair manuals available for download and print
 Small Engine Repair (snowmobile, tractors, lawnmowers, watercraft and more)
 small engine repair reference centre  Small Engine Repair Reference Center full text repair and maintenance manuals for all small type engines

World Info - Travel, Maps, Culture & Food

global road warrior  Global Road Warrior - Maps and cultural information
a to z food  A to Z World Food - Recipes and food culture from around the world.

global road warrior  Global Road Warrior - Maps and cultural information

a to z maps online   A to Z Maps Online - Wonderful site for every type of map needed for school, travel or fun.


 a to z world travel  A to Z World Travel - Travel the world from the comfort of your home.

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