Public Library

Are you a bookworm without a book? Searching for information? Need internet access? For this and more check out any one of the Township's three library branches.

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Library Locations and Hours
 

If you're in the mood for a good book, chances are one of the Township's three library branches has hours to suit your schedule.

Spring Valley (Main Branch)
Located at 4103 County Road 29 (former Spring Valley Hall beside the OPP Station)

Monday            9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday     4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday         9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday          9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lyn Branch

This branch is located in the Village of Lyn at 14 Main West with an entrance off Main Street.  

Tuesday           1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

Friday               1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Toledo Branch

Located at 424 County Rd 29, this branch of the library is attached to the Township's Satellite office in Toledo.
 

Monday            1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday          2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Lending Policy

Library books and internet access are available without charge to all Township residents. Fiction, non-fiction, books on tape, magazines and videos are offered at all branches of the library.

Library materials may be borrowed in accordance with the following circulation policy:

Circulation PolicyPicture of books in library

  1. Materials may be used in the libraries free of charge. 
     
  2. Borrowers are requested to inform the libraries of any change of address, telephone number, etc. 
     
  3. Loan Period is for 21 days with the following exception: Videos may be borrowed for 1 week.

    Library materials will ordinarily be loaded for a period of 3 weeks. Renewals may be made for a period of 3 weeks provided no reserve has been placed on the material. Renewals may be made on the telephone. There is a reduced loan period of 2 weeks for very popular new published titles.

    Borrowing Limitations: 
        º   Non-fiction: 2 books on a subject per card. 
        º   Talking books: per card 
        º   Periodicals: 4 per card.

    Lost Materials: Must be replaced with like material or pay replacement cost. Picture of books
     

  4. Reference materials are usually available for in-library consultation only. However, special loan of these materials may be made at the discretion of the librarian on duty. 
     
  5.  Interlibrary Loans.

     Books obtained on interlibrary loan are available for the period specified by the  
     lending library.

     FINES 
     If you return materials after the due date, the following charges will apply.

     Adult Material:        $0.25 per day per item 
     Children's books:     $0.10 per day per item
     DVD's/Videos:         $0.50 per DVD/video per day
     Inter Library Books: $1.00 per day per book.

Internet Access

Free internet access is available to the public at all three branches of the Township library, courtesy of Industry Canada and the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley. Computers are available for public use during regular library hours, and at the discretion of the librarian.

 

Programs

 

The Township Library is committed to providing more than simple access to books. The library is committed to offering programs designed to educate children while encouraging a lifetime love of reading.

 

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the TD Bank and is offered in the months of July and August and is aimed at school aged children, although all kids are welcome to take part.

The program has a different theme each year, for example in the summer of 2002 the program's theme was "Around the World", in 2003 the theme was "Under the Sea", and in 2008 the theme was "Laugh Out Loud". The children read books that relate to this theme, and work with the Librarian on arts and crafts that reflect what they read. Children are asked to complete book reports on their reading material and return the reports to the Librarian at the next session.

Pre-School Program

Free Story Time for Children Aged Four and Under

The pre-school program normally begins in November each year.

Picture of apple and books

Parents/caregivers with their children (age birth to four years) are invited to attend a fun and interactive story time program.

 

Location:   4103 County Rd 29 - Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley Public Library

When:       Wednesdays beginning November 5, 2014

Time:         10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

Library Week

Library Week typically runs in the month of October. Check back with us for information regarding special events including an Open House at all three Library branches.

The Public Library Board

The Public Library Board meets once per month to discuss issues surrounding the library. For more information on this Board, click here to access the Public Library Board page.

For More Information

For more information on these library programs and more, please contact Librarian Ruth Blanchard at:
                        
Elizabethtown-Kitley Township Public Library

4103 County Road 29 (beside the OPP Station)                        
Phone: 613-498-3338 

Email: elizndub@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca

Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley, 6544 New Dublin Rd, RR 2  Addison, ON, K0E 1A0
Tel. 613-345-7480 or 1-800-492-3175, Fax. 613-345-7235, Email: mail@elizabethtown-kitley.on.ca

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