Participants of the Adult Summer Reading Club (ASRC) are invited to the “Then & Now Photo Challenge” held in partnership with the Brampton Historical Society

Each Thursday from July 8th-August 26th, registered ASRC members will be emailed a historical photo of a Brampton location. Your challenge: 

1. Register for the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Club and check your inbox (or spam folder) for the weekly emails.

2. Go to the location of the original, historical photo featured in that week’s email.

3. Email back an original, present-day photo of the same location by the following Monday.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3! 

Each photo submitted will earn you an extra ballot into the bi-weekly prize draw for a $25 gift card. What’s more, the best photo of the week will earn an extra ballot into the top grand prize draw for a $250 Downtown Brampton BIA gift card and will be featured on our social media channels later that week! 

So get those masks on, that sunscreen lathered, and those old-timey cameras loaded or smartphones charged for this blast from the past.

You can also find more ways to get immersed in Brampton’s past with Ancestry Library Edition. 

Research your family history in Brampton and beyond with Ancestry’s extensive Canadian content collections, including records for births, deaths, marriages, immigration, military service, census and voter lists, city directories, and more. If you’re interested in planning your own Then & Now challenge, you can check out the Canada Historical Postcards collection, featuring 26,000 postcards that give you a glimpse of scenic towns, city streets, and tourist attractions across the country. Browse the gallery, save a postcard, and find fun ways to connect with the views of today (be it through future travel plans, or a fun virtual hunt through the Google Maps Street View tool). 

Simply head over to our eResources page to access Ancestry for free with your Brampton Library card.

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