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Top Requested Books

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

Art Displays at the Library

Since this is Canada's 150th birthday, we'd like to celebrate by displaying local art from our talented residents.  Local artist and art teacher David Doyle is spearheading a group to arrange for an exhibition. For more information please call the library at 519-348-9234. See our Art Displays page.

Friends of the Library  Friends of the Library logo

Our library has a dedicated group of members who volunteer at special events (ex. this year's Santa Claus parade), promote the library and assist with fundraising efforts.  Membership is free!

If you love your library, please consider joining our Friends group.  For more informaiton, please call the library - 519-348-9234.

Sleepyhead Storytime Sleepyhead Storytime poster

Our evening program returns on Wednesday, March 22 from 6:30 - 7:15 pm for 4 weeks. Enjoy stories, songs and crafts before bedtime.  Pajamas are welcome! This is a drop-in program, no registration required.

Fun with Mother Goose Mother Goose

Another session of Fun with Mother Goose runs at the Library in conjunction with West Perth Early Years from April 7 to May 12.

This is a program to learn new songs; nursery rhymes and stories. Build your child’s language development and create a lasting bond through music.

Pre-registration is required so please call Perth Care for Kids at 519-348-8618. (photo credit: cover of "Sing a Song of Mother Goose" by Barbara Reid)

Chess Club Chess pieces

Are you a chess player or would like to learn about the game?  The Chess Club is back at the library for 3 Tuesdays in April - April 4, 11 & 18 from 7-8 pm. Players of all ages and abilities welcome. This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.

Home Alone course

Monday, May 8 has been set aside for the St. Johns Ambulance course Home Alone. This course is designed for the 9 and 10 year old group. Please call the library to register.

Babysitting Basics Course

Friday, June 9 has been set aside for the St. Johns Ambulance Babysitting Course. This course is designed for the group turning 11 this year.  Please call the library to register.

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 winter session started on January 12, 2017.

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. 

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GCF Learn Free

Hundreds of lessons and tutorials on technology, including Microsoft Office and essential skills of math and reading. Completely free.

Visit the Online Information & Homework Help 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.

 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.