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button that says apply nowEmployment opportunity - Student page

Part time student page needed at West Perth Public Library. Hours of work consist of evenings and alternate Saturdays. Must be at least 14 years of age. Skills required: attention to detail, good organizational skills, neatness, flexible schedule. Please see the job description for full details.

Please submit a cover letter and resume in person or by email ( by Thursday, December 28, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for Wednesday, January 3.

We thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

paper tree with Christmas decorationsAngel Tree at the Library

The paper tree in the foyer has been decorated for Christmas and is our Angel Tree this year. Unwrapped gifts will be accepted until Monday, December 18.

gift wrapping suppliesGift-wrapping available

Are you challenged when it comes to gift wrapping?  For a donation to the prom committee, let the elves (aka MDHS students) wrap for you. They will be at the library on December 13 and 20 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm. Gift wrap will be supplied.

pictureMitchell and Area Arts Group Winter Exhibition and Workshops

The Mitchell and Area Arts Group has new works on display.

urrently, the group consists of several artists doing a wide variety of work. They are planning a number of workshops that will be offered to the public during the winter months. We are seeking individuals who would like to participate in or lead interesting workshops.

Our first workshop will be “Painting watercolour on Canvas” and will be led by local artist, David Doyle. Sessions will be held over a number of weeks during the evening. Stay tuned for more detailed information on this event.

See the full Art Displays page.

chess piecesChess Club 

The Chess Club is taking a hiatus until after Christmas. The chess boards are always available for a pick-up game at any time if players come into the library.

toddler looking at a bookTweenie 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 last day for this session will be Thursday, December 21.

What Every Babysitter should know

When:              Tuesday, March 13 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 2018.

Get Caught Reading!

The contest ended September 4th.

All the pictures are on our Get Caught Reading page.

Top Ten Hits (+1)

What are the popular books that are on hold? Take a look at our new list of the Top Ten Hits (+1)  at the West Perth Library.

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Home and Consumer Information

Be a smart consumer when you access the information in our Home and Consumer section of the Online Information page. The Auto Repair Reference database, the Canadian Consumer Handbook and the online version of the Ontario Driver's Handbook are all available.

Visit the Online Information & Homework Help page to see all available databases.

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

 Logo of The Ontario Trillim Foundation

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

Logo of Perth Community Futures Development Corporation

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.