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Greater Madawaska Public Library

Welcome to the Greater Madawaska Public Library. It was founded as the Bagot & Blythfied Public Library in 1978 by four ladies dedicated to literacy at the request of the then reeve, Bob Knight. Since then it has evolved, as amalgamations occurred, to the Bagot, Blythfield and Brougham Public Library and finally in 2001 to the Greater Madawaska Public Library. It has moved locations over the years and is presently located in St. Joseph's Separate School, 12629 Lanark Road, Calabogie.

We offer a weekly Preschool Storytime every Thursday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. that introduces children from 0-6 to the joys of reading through finger plays, songs, movement and crafts. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Calabogie Lions Club for their financial donation to the Lego Program, and to the Calabogie Women's Institute for their sponsorship of the Nancy Gorra Baby Book Bag Program.  Incidental programmes arise if volunteers are available to present them. 

In 2005, we initiated an Outreach Programme to Wards 2 and 3.  Please call the library to arrange pickup and delivery if you would like to take advantage of the free service in your ward.

Materials include a good collection of children's literature, both adult and children's fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, DVD's, audiobooks, CD's, large print books, and reference materials. Through the inter-library loan service, materials may be borrowed from other libraries.

We have 3 public access computers for high-speed internet use.  We also provide wireless access within the library.

We acknowledge the help from The Township of Greater Madawaska, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Southern Ontario Library Services, TD Toronto Bank & Toronto Public Library, the Calabogie Lions Club, Calabogie Women's Institute, and the many citizens who have donated time and money through support of our Book Sales and Memorial Donations. None of the efforts would be possible without our loyal volunteers, who serve as trustees, in-house library workers and on-the-spot folks when the needs arise.

For information about the volunteer program and Memorial donations, contact the library.

Please come in, visit, join and tell all your friends. It is your library. 


Hours & Contact 

Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday  1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday  10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 WiFi is available within the library during open hours. Pre-school Story time is held every Thursday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Location:

In St. Joseph's Separate School located at:
12629 Lanark Road
PO Box 160
Calabogie, Ontario, Canada
K0J 1H0

Contact:

Sharon Shalla
Librarian/CEO
Phone: (613) 752-2317
Fax: (613) 752-1720
Email: gmpl@bellnet.ca

Fundraiser - Greater Madawaska Library

Back by popular demand....

The Black Donald Story

Originally published in 1990 and having been out of print for over 12 years, Burnstown Publishing House decided to reprint a small number of copies, with part of th proceeds going to the Greater Madawaska Public Library.

About

Welcome to the Greater Madawaska Public Library. It was founded as the Bagot & Blythfied Public Library in 1978 by four ladies dedicated to literacy at the request of the then reeve, Bob Knight. Since then it has evolved, as amalgamations occurred, to the Bagot, Blythfield and Brougham Public Library and finally in 2001 to the Greater Madawaska Public Library. It has moved locations over the years and is presently located in St. Joseph's Separate School, 12629 Lanark Road, Calabogie.

Children's Programs

Bring along the little ones for a fun and interactive storytime experience every Thursday from 10:30am – 11:30am. Stories and crafts will sometimes be focused on special themes such as spring, fall, Easter, and more!

FREE Museum Passes

Greater Madawaska Public Library has partnered with various museums to offer you FREE museum passes to the following museums:

Local History Digitization

It's no secret that the municipality now known as Greater Madawaska is rich in history. There are many stories to tell and photos to share of the people and places from the geographic townships of Bagot, Blythfield, Griffith and Matawatchan. In February 2011 the Greater Madawaska Public Library pursued a local history project with the focus being on a digital collection. With funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the project came to life in November 2011 and can now be viewed as part of the Our Ontario digital collection at:

http://vitacollections.ca/GreaterMadawaska/search

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