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I heart CanadaThe Library
will be closed
Saturday, July 1
for Canada Day.

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.

apply now written on green buttonStudent Help Wanted

Part time student page needed at West Perth Public Library.  Hours of work consist of evenings and alternate Saturdays.  Skills required: attention to detail, good organizational skills, neatness and flexible schedule.  See the Job Description for further details.

Submit cover letter and resume in person (West Perth Public Library, 105 St. Andrew St., Mitchell) or email ( by Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, July 4.

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

baby looking at a bookPlay and Read @ the Library

On the mornings of June 23 and 30, from 10:45 - 11:30 am, Perth Care for Kids is holding Play and Read. Start your morning at the library - a great time to find new books and resources.

Canada 150 "What defines us?" art exhibit - now showing

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. The show's theme is intended to highlight aspects of Canadian life that help to define us as a people.

For full details please see Art Displays page.

Maple leaf with Canada written on itWest Perth Library Celebrates Canada's 150th Contest 

Come visit the library, write your answer to the following question on a maple leaf and fill out a ballot.

Question: I like living in Canada because ...

Draw date will be July 31. Prize will be a gift bag of assorted 'Canadian style' gifts.

Check our Facebook page regularly to see what has been written on the leaves and added to the tree in the foyer.

Wheels on the Bus @ Thamesview United  Church in Fullarton

Yellow Bus
PLOW (Public Library on Wheels) and Perth Care for Kids are coming back to Fullarton! Come to this free drop-in program where families have the chance to play, sing, read and learn together. Library materials are available to take home to enjoy.

When: Thursday mornings in June, 10 - 11:30.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.

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.

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.

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.