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ABOUT THE LIBRARY

Information about us



The Laurentian Hills Public Library was established in 2000 as a result of amalgamation of the Townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie & McKay, with the Village of Chalk River. The two existing libraries of the former municipalities became branches of the newly formed Library. Our libraries are friendly, social places for our communities, where members of the public can interact with their neighbours while taking advantage of the services provided.

Library Quilt

On permanent display in the Point Alexander Branch is a beautiful quilt that was made by many hands in the true spirit of old time communal quilting bees. It portrays local history in such a way that familiar scenes have been transformed, bringing them a new freshness and appeal. It is beautiful, and all of it is the work of local artists and crafts persons whose skill is apparent in every block.

Glimpses of everyday life tell the story of King’s Farm (Ferguson’s Stopping Place). There are views of haying with a horse-drawn wagon, vegetable gardening, the tools of logging, farming and blacksmith trades, John King’s car and his home, sleighing with horses in winter, a tugboat on the Ottawa River, and a panoramic view of the farm. Among the treasures to find in this quilt is a portrait of John King, and a miniature pieced quilt, but every viewing of it reveals something previously overlooked.

Library Board

The Library Board usually meets on the second Monday of each month, except July and August, to discuss business and further the goals of the library. The meetings begin at 10am and are open to the public. If you would like to attend our meetings, please contact us for more information and to confirm the date. Minutes of previous meetings are available by contacting the library at library@laurentianhills.ca.

Board Members:

Wendy Holland, Chair

Brenda Blimkie, Council Rep.

Yvonne Adam

Don Koroluk

Jean Tooley

Mission Statement

The Laurentian Hills Public Library serves as a welcoming access point for all members of the community by providing equitable access to information, engagement in life-long learning, and enjoyment of recreational and cultural activities.

Accessibility

The Library is committed to providing accessible services and creating an accessible environment. 

The Library has many accessible features:

  1. Street level access with ramps
  2. Designated parking
  3. Outside return drop box
  4. Furniture and shelving spaced with wheelchair and walker clearance
  5. Power door operators

The collection includes Large Print, access to ebooks and audiobooks from the website, DVDs with closed captioning.

Handheld magnifiers are available.

The Accessibility Plan

  1. The Laurentian Hills Library will work with the Town of Laurentian Hills to establish, implement, maintain and document a multi-year accessibility plan that will outline a strategy to prevent and remove barriers. The Town’s Accessibility Plan plan will include the library with its facilities and public spaces.
  2. The process of reviewing and maintaining the accessibility plan will be done in consultation with persons with disabilities.
  3. The plan will be reviewed and updated at least once every five years.
  4. The plan will be posted on the library’s website and be provided in accessible formats upon request.

Accessibility in the Library Policy

Accessibility Plan 

REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATION (Town of Laurentian Hills)

The Accessibilty for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 requires municipalities to address the needs of those within their community with disabilities. The Town is seeking your assistance to help us identify barriers for persons with disabilities in buildings and facilities owned and operated by the Town. Are you facing accessibilty challenges in the Town? We want to hear from you! We want your feedback so that we can improve our services and make them more accessible. Please forward your concerns to info@laurentianhills.ca or call the municipal office at 613-584-3114.

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New adult fiction

New books from April-May 2024

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Victoria Day Holiday

The library will be closed on Monday May 20th for Victoria Day.  Have a great …

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Spring Storytime at Point Alexander Library

Join us for stories and a craft! Wednesdays at 10:30 am and Saturdays at 1:00 …

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