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The words 'we are hiring' stencil cut out of yellow paper against dark blue backgroundStudent Help Wanted

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 (wpl@pcin.on.ca) by Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

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

drawings of smiley face, neutral face, frowny face2019 Summer Reading Program Survey


If your child(ren) have attended any portion of the Summer Reading Program, we'd love to hear from you in this short survey!


From July 2 to August 23 the library is opening half hour early in morning and afternoon to accommodate the Summer Reading Program


Interlibrary Loan Update

Interlibrary loan funding and service resumed on August 1. Find out how this impacts WPPL customers.

words on a background of abstract artArt Silent Auction

Members of the Mitchell and Area Arts Group are generously auctioning off pieces of their art in support of the PCIN Libraries' fundraising project for a delivery van. Bids can be placed in the silent auction for David Doyle's piece until September 6 and the art is on display in the foyer of the library. See images of the art here.

piece of paper with STEM written on it, two hands holding the paperThursday STEM Programs

Thursday afternoons from 2-3 pm will feature a different STEM activity each week. These free drop-in programs for ages 8+ run from July 4 - August 22.

Some programs will require a device such as an iPad or smartphone. If you have one, please bring it along; the library has a few extras.  Examples of programs include Stop/Start animation, Ozobots and scientific experiments.

drop of water splashing in a poolFamily Swim Pass

Thanks to a kind donation from the Nater family, the Library has a Family Swim pass to the West Perth Lion's Pool. Starting today, it is available to be signed out and is good for 1 day use at the pool. Unfortunately, it cannot be reserved in advance.




picture of a bulletin board with numerous objects attached to itI Spy Board

Calling all children - grab a clipboard at the desk and then head upstairs to study the I Spy board and answer the questions. When you're finished, you can choose a prize from the treasure chest. The questions will be changed periodically over the summer to provide a new game.




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. This program will start again on September 12.

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.

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.

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. www.trilliumfoundation.org





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.


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