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Summer Hours from Jul 2 to Aug 24. Mon - Thurs 9:30 to noon, 1:30 - 8. Fri 9:30 - 6. Sat 10 - 2.

Read Around Town program logoAre you interested?

If there is enough interest, we might offer another Read Around Town in-library program for ages 9 and up. This would be a once-a-week program on Thursday afternoons. Please call the library to add interested participants to our list and we will be in touch.




Paintings displayed on a tableSilent Auction

The Mitchell and Area Arts Groups has mounted a silent auction at the library. Members of the group have donated paintings that are on display in the foyer of the library. All proceeds will go to the West Perth Public Library. The auction opened on Friday, July 6 and closes on Friday, August 3.

Logo for Read Around Town summer reading program.Read Around Town

The theme for this year's summer reading program is 'Read Around Town'. There are many of the same in-library groups as other years WITH THE ADDITION of drop-in programs out in the community that are still to be announced. What a great way to maintain reading skills over the summer. There will be weekly themes, crafts and hands-on activities to enhance literacy skills and have fun.

All the information and registration forms can be found on the Read Around Town page.

water splashing in poolWest Perth Lion's Pool Swim Pass

Thanks to a kind donation from John Nater M.P., the library has a Swim Pass to the West Perth Lion's Pool. Interested swimmers can come to the library and sign out the pass. It is good for 1 day use at the pool.  The pass will start when the pool opens on June 8. In order to allow many patrons to make use of this pass, we will allow a maximum of 5 uses per patron. This pass cannot be reserved in advance or renewed. Please note that Pool rules apply: children must be 7 or older to swim by themselves.

Logo for Read Around Town summer reading program.Free Drop-in Programs Around Town

In conjunction with our "Read Around Town" theme, this summer we have a weekly free drop-in program for 8 weeks starting the first week of July. These are free programs and children do not need to be registered in the in-library summer program to attend. Parents are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the program along with their children. Fun for the whole family!

Check out where the action each week is here. There has been an extra drop-in program added.

Gallery Space

Currently displaying are some 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.