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Canadian Library Month

Sleepyhead Storytime

Enjoy stories, songs and crafts before bedtime. Pyjamas welcome!

When:    Wednesday evenings, Nov. 16 - Dec. 7 from 6:30 - 7:15

Top Requested Books

Take a look at our new list of the top requested books at the West Perth Library.

What Every Babysitter should know

We are now taking names for this program.
When:              Friday, December 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where:             Program Room @ Library
Cost:                $50 - payable day of course to St. John Ambulance
What to bring:  Lunch and a doll

This award-winning course presented by St. John Ambulance teaches the skills necessary to care for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.  It emphasizes safety, dealing with emergencies and first aid basics.

Course materials include a student activity book, a certificate suitable for framing and a wallet-size certificate.  This course is recommended for young people turning 11 in 2017.

Call the library to register.

Home Alone Course from St. John Ambulance

We are now taking names for this program.
When:              Friday, December 2, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Where:             Program Room @ Library
Cost:                $50 - payable day of course to St. John Ambulance
What to bring:   Lunch

This course is designed for the 9 and 10 year old group, to help them to deal with unforeseen emergencies and staying safe in times where they may find themselves alone for short periods of time.

Participants will learn how to deal with phone calls and visitors, recognize hazards and follow home safety procedures, first aid basics, healthy eating, fire safety and how and when to use 911 to obtain emergency help.

Call the library to register.

Shake, Wiggle and Roll - EXTENDED!

shake, wiggle and roll"Shake, Wiggle and Roll" is a program for infants 4 - 12 months offered by the West Perth Early Years Centre and taking place at the Library, Fridays Sept. 9-30 10:15-11:00 am. It is a time for parents to engage with their children for a time of music, movement and hands-on activities. Please register with the Early Years Centre at 519-348-8618.

This program has been extended until the end of October.  

Speakers Night @ the Library

When:     Thursday, October 27, 2015 - 7 p.m.
Who:       Shawn McFalls, Police Coordinator, Huron Perth County Crime
Topic:      "Learn how Crime Stoppers can help keep your community safe"

Refreshments generously provided by Friends of the West Perth Library

“Driving Longer and Safer: Driver’s Licence Renewal Seniors 80Plus”

When:    Friday, November 25 @ 1:30 pm
Where:   Program Room @ the Library
Who:       Sean Wraight, Regional Planner Road User Safety,
                                       Ministry of Transportation - London

Tweenie Tots

Books are the focus and fun is the goal. Preschoolers are invited to join in the stories, songs, rhymes and crafts. Each week will be a new theme and a new opportunity to learn and laugh during this 45 minute program. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  The program is on Thursday mornings 10:30 -11:15 a.m. and the donation is $1/child/session.  The new session starts on September 15, 2016.

Recreation & Leisure Services Master Plan

The Recreation & Leisure Services Master Plan can be read here and the Summary of Recommendations here. This study is to help shape the future of recreation & leisure in West Perth.  A printed copy is available at the library for reading.

Young Adult Book Club

Come join other young adults once a month to share the enjoyment of reading books of all genres in a fun and casual atmosphere. Planned for those young people in grades 8, 9 and 10.  Meetings will occur on designated Mondays. Please contact the library for the coordinator's name. 

Gallery Space

The library has a display space on Level 3.  Now exhibiting are paintings from Perth County resident Jean Stevenson.

Do you know about  .... our online information? Featuring:

This database allows readers to search for their favourite authors or titles, and find others of similar interest.  Users can browse theme-oriented book lists at every reading level through Explore Fiction, and look for outstanding titles in Best Fiction.

Use in Library or online from outside of Library

Visit the Online Databases & Newspapers page to see all available databases.

News Archive

The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Culture and of the Government of Canada through Industry Canada is acknowledged.

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The support and funding of The Ontario Trillium Foundation is appreciated.

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E-books are have been funded through Perth Community Futures Development Corporation.

The support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged.