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books in a binBook drop-off for Family Literacy Day

The Library is a drop-off location for Perth Care for Kids Community Book Exchange. Donations will be accepted from Friday, January 18th to Thursday, January 24th.






child playing on floor with booksTweenie 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 first session for this year is January 10.

2 boysSt John Ambulance Babysitting Basics course

When:Wednesday, March 13, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Where:Program room of the Library
Cost:$55 - payable the day of the course to St. John Ambulance
What to bring:Lunch and a doll or teddy bear

This course has been developed for youth ages 11-15 (turning 11 in 2019) and provides new babysitters with the necessary skills to provide care to children in a variety of situations. Please call the library to register.

boy on telephoneSt. John Ambulance Home Alone course

When:Monday, March 11, 9 am - 3:30 pm
Where:Program room of the Library
Cost:$55 - payable the day of the course to St. John Ambulance
What to bring:Lunch

This course is designed for children 10 years of age (turning 10 in 2019) to help prepare them to stay safe in times where they may find themselves alone for short periods of time. Please call the library to register.

Gallery Space

Currently displaying are recent works from the Mitchell and Area Arts Group. 

See the full Art Displays 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.

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

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.

Get Caught Reading!

The contest ended September 4th.

All the pictures are on our Get Caught Reading page.


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. www.trilliumfoundation.org





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.


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