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Excited man pointingReopening for in-person visits

We welcome you back into the library!

Welcome back.

We're excited to start offering services inside the library again starting Tuesday, September 8.

There are a lot of details: please read this complete section

Expansion of hours

The library will be open for in-person visits:
  • Monday - Thursday 2 - 8 pm
  • Friday/Saturday 10 am - 2 pm

Concise list of services available: quick visits are encouraged

  • Picking up holds
  • Finding and borrowing items
  • Use a public computer
  • Use Wifi inside

Details of services available

Public computer use - 2 computers available and Wifi
  • 1 session of up to 45 minutes per person per day
  • First come, first served basis
  • Limited staff assistance available
  • Printing $.20/page available
Picking up holds, finding & borrowing items
  • We welcome you in to pick up your holds at the desk after you receive notification they are available
  • However, if your are uncomfortable entering the library, please call us from the parking lot and we will bring your items out to you
  • While you are in the library, please maintain physical distancing of at least 2m and don't enter an aisle if someone is already browsing in it
  • We ask that you keep your browsing visits to 30 minutes or less in order to allow everyone a chance to come into the library

** Good important things to know **

  • We require masks to be worn inside the building. A patron will not be challenged to prove a medical condition that prevents them from wearing a mask
  • There is a limit to the number of people allowed in at a time. Patrons will be required to pick up a basket on their way in so that we can account for the number of people inside at any one time
  • Please continue to return items to the book drop outside as material needs to quarantine for 72 hours before being checked in

Google slide showing a classroomVirtual Summer Reading 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we were unable to offer an in-person summer program for the children of West Perth.

Our summer program co-ordinator Andria created Imagination Kits and a Virtual Summer Reading Room.

library card in front of stain glass windowOnline Card Registration

You can now register online and get a library card! You will get your new library card number in 24-48 hours and then can start reading, listening, discovering and learning. Find all the information on the Online Card Registration page.

bingo-type cardStay Connected:
Play READS with the library!

Starting April 22, the Library will release a new READS card on the website, WPPL Facebook page and in the Mitchell Advocate.

Track each activity that you achieve. We challenge you to complete enough activities to finish a line or whole page.

Each line, up to 5 per page, earns you a draw ticket for a prize from a local business.

When you have completed a line, please contact the library via Facebook, email ot phone to celebrate your success with us!

Keep your cards, or a digital copy, to return to the Library when we re-open (stay tuned for details regarding prizes and draw dates)

READS card #1

Digital Collections

Check out our Digital Resources page to access:

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. Suspended due to library closure.

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.

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.