Welcome to the PresbyKirk Reading Room

PresbyKirk invites you to come into our reading room. Select a comfortable chair for yourself and then pick up a newspaper or magazine and catch up on what is happening in the world. Our collection is a modest one but since the material on these sites is constantly changing we invite you to come back often. Again, like a good library, we have organized things to make your browsing easier. We are glad you stopped by. Relax and stay awhile. And, by the way, if you have a favourite Internet periodical that we are not currently receiving, please let us know and we will try to persuade the acquisitions department to add it to our collection. Oh yes, if you are going to put your feet up on the furniture please take off your shoes first.

Music Anyone? If you would like a little music while you use the library, we offer a few sites with streaming audio. You can be patriotic and listen to the CBC, be sedate and listen to classical music or join the Librarian and be cool with jazz. Tune in and follow the instructions on each web page to receive streaming audio. Leave your audio player minimized and you can continue to listen to the music even after you leave the PresbyKirk site.
CBC Radio With all the regional choices.
Classical Music on Radio Station CFMX in Toronto
Wave 94.7 Listen to Smooth Jazz from this Hamilton station.
Jazz Radio, Toronto (FM 91.1) The librarian's choice.

However, the reality is that there is no need to be limited to these few choices. Go to and take your pick of over six thousand Internet radio feeds from around the world. Make your selection by country of origin, language or station format. The only problem with this site is that you have to choose.

Check out our Canadian newspapers and periodicals
First, for the local scene there is the Hamilton Spectator. For the national picture take your pick of The Globe and Mail or The National Post (most people seem to show a distinct preference for one or the other). There is, of course, also the Toronto Star and we can even find you a copy of the Toronto Sun.

If you have roots in another part of Canada you might like to look at the current issue of one of the other daily newspapers in our land;
The Newfoundland Telegram
The Summerside, PEI, Journal Pioneer
The Charlottetown, PEI, Guardian
The Halifax Chronicle Herald
The Truro, NS, Daily News
The combined online edition of three New Brunswick dailies.
Montreal, Le Devoir
The Montreal Gazette
The Ottawa Citizen
The Kingston Whig-Standard
Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal
Winnipeg Free Press
Regina Leader-Post
Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Edmonton Journal
Calgary Herald
Victoria Times Colonist
Vancouver Sun

Other Canadian Periodicals
Canadian Geographic
Macleans Magazine
Reader's Digest, Canada
Travel Canada The Canadian Tourism Commission's gateway to Canadian travel.

Additional Periodicals or News Sources
National Geographic
Science Daily.Com News from the world of science updated every 15 minutes.
The Weather Channel Weather reports from the major cities of the world.

There is the American scene.
ABC News
CBS News
CNN News
NBC News

But also, of course, the whole world!

From Europe
BBC News
The London Times
Der Spiegel In English
Agence France-Pressse
International Herald Tribune A European-global perspective
Poland - Newspapers and News Media Access to Polish media
From Africa
Africa Daily
The Cairo Daily
IOL Representing 14 national and regional newspapers in South Africa.
From Asia
China News Agency (English language Site)
The Hong Kong Daily
The Singapore Straits Times
From the Middle East and the Arab World
The Jerusalem Post
Arab News

Interested in news from the Christian community or from a Christian perspective?
Canadian Christianity.Com Operated by the Christian Info Society in Langley, BC.
The Christian Century
The Christian Week (Canadian)
Christianity Today
Wisconsin Christian News

And then there are some things just for personal interest or pleasure.
Astronomy Picture of the Day Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Crossword Puzzles
Cruising Canada Online magazine for Canadian boat and marine enthusiasts.
Fly Fisherman
A Guide to all Scottish Golf Courses An addition especially for a former Moderator.

New additions to our link lists are marked with a symbol that will remain in place for about 60 days. This will both assist regular users to spot new entries quickly and also allow those maintaining the site to see at a glance how much new material is being provided for users.

Photo credits this page: All unidentified images are believed to be in the public domain.

The PresbyKirk Library is the creation of Robert J. Bernhardt.