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Public Library

January 14, 2021 Update: All libraries are closed during the current provincial lockdown.  Library card holders are encouraged to download eBooks for free through Overdrive (https://olsn.ent.sirsidynix.net/client/en_US/elizbeth/).
Visit Covid-19 for information on how other municipal services have temporarily changed and other resources.


Library Locations and Hours

NOTE: LIBRARY SERVICES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY COVID-19.

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) 613-498-3338
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 613-345-0033
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 613-275-2093
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 Policy

  • Materials may be used in the libraries free of charge.
  • Borrowers are requested to inform the libraries of any change of address, telephone number, etc.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Pre-School Program

Free Story Time for Children Aged Four and Under
The pre-school program normally begins in November each year.
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.


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@ektwp.ca