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Update for Phase 3 - Stage 2

Week of  August 4-8 - Maintain Stage 1

Library Takeout
Tuesday 2-5 pm, Thursday 4-7 pm, Saturday 10-1 pm

Week of August 10 - Move to Stage 2

  • Expanded Library Takeout hours
    Monday - Thursday 3-7 pm
    Friday/Saturday - 10 am - 1 pm
  • Internet computers available by appointment during Library Takeout hours (see below for details)
  • Interlibrary Loan service will resume
    Call or email library with requests

Internet Computer Appointments

  • 2 internet computers and 1 spot to sit with own device for wifi will be available
  • Call the library to book an appointment during Library Takeout hours
    Monday - Thursday 2-5 pm, Friday/Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
  • Appointments will be maximum 45 minutes long, starting on the hour (ex. 3 pm, 4 pm etc). This allows for cleaning between customers
  • Customers will be required to wear a mask and use sanitizer upon entering
  • Physical distancing must be maintained
  • Please note: Internet computer use only, browsing of collection not permitted at this time
  • Please note: If you are feeling unwell in any way, please do not book an appointment or come to the library

Current Services Available

  • online catalogue to browse and request items
  • curbside pickup (see below for details on how to use Library Takeout)
    Monday - Thursday 3-7 pm, Friday/Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
  • telephone and email services to answer questions
  • Interlibrary Loan service - call or email library to request
  • Imagination Kits for children 3-12 years old - 1 more for August 24
  • Virtual storytimes

Google slide showing a classroomVirtual Summer Reading 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer an in-person summer program for the children of West Perth.

Our summer program co-ordinator Andria has created the following exciting activities!

Imagination Kits

These kits will replace the usual in-person Summer Reading Program. These kits are free and the only requirement is that the participant has a library card! The kits are recommended for ages 3-12. Each participant will receive kits customized for their age. The kits will be released bi-weekly and registration is required. All the details can be found on our Virtual Summer Reading page.

A new surprise for children every 2 weeks!

Virtual Summer Reading Room

Instead of being upstairs in the program room, you can find a virtual Andria in the Virtual Summer Reading Room. Explore the room and find links to online readng resources, online storytimes in unusual places, interesting resources, and the link to request an Imagination Kit. The Virtual Summer Reading Room can also be found on the Virtual Summer Reading page.

library card in front of stain glass windowOnline Card Registration

You can now register online and get a library card! You will get your new library card number in 24-48 hours and then can start reading, listening, discovering and learning. Find all the information on the Online Card Registration page.

Excited senior woman in yellow leather jacket and black leather beretLibrary Takeout has started!

We're excited to re-connect with our customers and be able to lend materials again.

Library Takeout Hours of Operation

Tuesdays 2-5 pm
Thursdays 4-7 pm
Saturdays 10-1 pm
Starting August 10
Monday - Thursday 3-7 pm, Friday/Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
The building will not be open to the public.

How to use Library Takeout:

  • Place your holds online or by telephone
  • Wait to be notified that your holds are available
  • Arrive at the Library during one of the pickup times
  • Call us from the parking lot to let us know you've arrived and we will verify your Library account
  • Maintain physical distancing 
  • Allow staff to bring material out and then re-enter library before picking up your materials
  • Enjoy your new materials!
If you cannot phone from the parking lot, please call from home and let us know what time you will be at the library

Returning Library Items

  • All returning library items are to be placed in the book drop
  • Library material will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in, there will be a delay in items being removed from your account
  • Late fees are being waived until the library is fully reopened.

Other things to note

  • Library cards will not expire while the building is closed
We really miss our customers!  WPPL is here for you. Staff are responding to voicemails and emails. Call 519-348-9234 to leave a voicemail or email Please monitor our website and social media (Facebook and Instagram) for updates.

bingo-type cardStay Connected:
Play READS with the library!

Starting April 22, the Library will release a new READS card on the website, WPPL Facebook page and in the Mitchell Advocate.

Track each activity that you achieve. We challenge you to complete enough activities to finish a line or whole page.

Each line, up to 5 per page, earns you a draw ticket for a prize from a local business.

When you have completed a line, please contact the library via Facebook, email ot phone to celebrate your success with us!

Keep your cards, or a digital copy, to return to the Library when we re-open (stay tuned for details regarding prizes and draw dates)

READS card #1

Digital Collections

Check out our Digital Resources page to access:

Tweenie Tots

child sitting on floor reading a bookBooks 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. Suspended due to library closure.

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.

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.