Cape Breton Regional Library

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Summer Reading Clubs 2020

A note to Summer Readers: Summer is a season made for reading!
Children, Teens and Adults will be able to sign-up for Summer Reading programs on-line at from June 20 – August 20.
Book Prize Draws every Friday in July & Grand Prize Draws happening the last week in August.
Not on-line this summer? Not a problem! You can still join the summer reading program and read, read, read! Just update your friendly-Library staff on your reading minutes and summer activities (either by phone or paper log sheet so they can enter you into prize draws (find log sheets on-line (starting June 20, or make your own).
Happy Reading!
Children’s SRC Reading Log (minutes)
Children’s SRC Activity Log

Reading Log Teen SRC (books)

Reading Log SRC for Adults (books)


Cape Breton Regional Library FAQ

Q: When will  the Library be open to the public again?
A: There are many changes and precautions that need to be implemented prior to re-opening our library buildings. CBRL is applying a multi-phased plan for the gradual reintroduction of services according to guidelines and requirements for enhanced service protocols. Library buildings will not be open initially,  but will begin offering limited services starting June 10th. 
Q: How do I find out the latest information about the library closure and when it will reopen?
A: Check our:


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Cape Breton Regional Library is proud to offer access to PressReader  – news & magazines accessible anywhere , anytime with your library card!
With over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. As a Cape Breton Regional Library patron, you will have on and off-site access courtesy of your local library. Explore titles such as Cape Breton Post, The Chronicle Herald, The National Post, The Guardian, Washington Post, Forbes, and much more from all over the world.
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OurZINE May 2020


Join the CBRL Virtual Book Club!

CBRL is starting a Virtual Book Club! The first title will be Blue Castle by L.M Montgomery, which will be made available in eBook format. If you would like to participate please email for the eBook link. The Book Club Discussion will take place Monday June 1st. All are welcome!


Due to  COVID-19, all locations of the Cape Breton Regional Library will be closed until further notice. The decision to reopen will be made in consultation with Nova Scotia Public Health authorities. You can still access online library services. All book drops are closed.
Questions can be directed to 902-565-6359 (Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm) or by emailing


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