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Student Help Wanted

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Part time student page needed at West Perth Public Library.  Hours of work consist of evenings and alternate Saturdays.  Must be at least 14 years of age. 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 by email ( by Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

We thank all applicants.  Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Friends of the Library Bus Trip

When:Saturday, April 27
Where:Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Toronto
Time:Bus boarding at arena @ 12:15
Leaving arena @ 12:30
Pickup at EB Games in Stratford @ 1 pm
Returning approx. @ 9:30 pm
Price:Adults - $95
Children - $90 (12 and under)
(includes bus and admission to dinner and tournament)
Note:please indicate seating needs and dietary restrictions

Contact the library to purchase your ticket.

book pages folded into a heart shapeGet your Read on with 'Canada Reads'

We're excited about Canada's annual 'Battle of the Books'. Register now for the chance to be part of our 'Canada Reads' book club. The theme this year is 'One Book to Move You'.

The library will have multiple copies of the short-listed titles and each participant just has to read a minimum of one title. We'll meet just before the debates start on March 21 @ 7 pm and then again the night the winner is announced on March 28 @ 7 pm.

Registration is limited to 20 participants. To register, contact Sherri at sbennewies[at] The order of registration is the order of picking a book from the selection.

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.

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.

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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.

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.