TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books. Words are highlighted as they’re read out so you can follow along. A Language Learning section is available which contains picture books translated into other languages. There are currently books in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian! If you would like to access TumbleBook in Bruce or Grey County the site can be found at, Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Hanover Public Library and Bruce County Public Library.
Can you imagine being able to test yourself in various different subjects at increasingly more difficult levels and feeding the hungry with every correct answer? It is possible at Free Rice. The game comes with a warning that it may make you smarter and improve your thinking, speaking and writing.
The Trillium Drug Program is a program offered by the government of Ontario to help with the costs of prescription drugs. If you are not on social assistance and you do not have private health insurance, or your private health insurance does not cover 100% of your drug costs, you can apply to the program to help pay for the cost of prescription medications. Applicants must live in Ontario and have a Ontario health card. If you are eligible, you will have to pay a deductible based on your household income. Applications for the program are available at your local pharmacy or by calling 1-800-575-5386. Applications can also be located by using the following links Application for Ontario Drug Benefits and A Guide to Your Application (Ontario Drug Benefit).
Grey County is a true winter wonderland! There are many ways for people to enjoy winter in the area.
“The Olympics are a wonderful metaphor for world cooperation, the kind of international competition that’s wholesome and healthy, an interplay between countries that represents the best in all of us.”
A comprehensive report of events from the Sochi 2014 winter Olympics can be found at CBC. The site offers news in English or French.
Canadian Immigrant is a free online magazine for newcomers to Canada. The website offers success stories, resources, exciting articles and a ton of good information. To view The Canadian Immigrant magazine, click on Canadian Immigrant.
Need help preparing your income tax returns? A volunteer income tax program is being offered in the City of Owen Sound. Volunteers are available to provide free assistance to individuals with gross income under $35,000 or families with gross income under $40,000.
For more information and to book an appointment, call 519-371-1059. Please leave your name and phone number with the office staff and a volunteer will contact you after 5pm to set up an appointment.