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Top Requested Books

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

Job Opportunities at the LibraryNow hiring

Applications are being accepted for 2 positions as co-leaders of the annual Summer Reading program for children.

Expected qualifications:
  • Successful completion of at least one year of Early Childhood Education/Bacherlor of Education or comparable training
  • Must have experience in planning and leading children's programs
  • Returning to school in the fall of 2017
  • Creative, organized, flexible schedule

Positions commence June 15 and end on August 28, 2017. Complete job description can be found here.

Submit applications consisting of cover letter and resume by Friday, May 12 to:

West Perth Public Library
P.O. Box 100, 105 St. Andrew St.
Mitchell, Ontario N0K 1N0

or by email:

Only applicants selelcted for an interview will be contacted.

Canada 150 "What defines us?" art exhibit

To celebrate our country's 150th birthday, the West Perth Public Library and the newly formed Mitchell and Area Arts Group announce an open [non-juried] exhibition at the library June 5 - August 31.

Canada 150 "What defines us?" is open to all area artists of any age or experience interested in displaying their art at the library during the summer. The show's theme is inteded to highlight any aspect of Canadian life that helps to define us as a people.

For full details and the artist entry form please see Art Displays page.

Art Displays at the Library

Currently on display is the first exhibit of the newly formed Mitchell and Area Arts Group. Come see the works of this talented group. For details see our Art Displays page.

Celebrate Canada! West Perth Library Summer Reading Club

Flag and map of Canada combined
Registrations forms are now available for the Summer Reading Club where we will be celebrating Canada this summer.

Details and downloadable registration forms are available on the Summer Reading 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 information, please call the library - 519-348-9234.

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)

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. 

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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.

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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.