The Township of Greater Madawaska
Header Image


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..

Twice a year if numbers permit, we offer a computer course. A weekly Preschool Storytyme introduces children from 0-6 to the joys of reading through finger plays, songs, movement and crafts. In the summer, the older children seach various themes through books, plays, art and other activities. Weekly visits to the two elementary schools add continuity to the other sessions. Incidental programmes arise if volunteers are available to present them. We have 6 public access computers for high-speed internet use, the funds for which are generously provided by Industry Canada as part of their Community Access Program (CAP). In 2005, we initiated an Outreach Programme to Wards 2 and 3 utilizing 3 Country stores.

Materials include a good collection of children's literature, both adult and children's nonfiction, magazines for all ages and reference materials. Through the inter-library loan service, materials may be borrowed from other libraries.

We acknowledge the help from The Township of Greater Madawaska, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, Industry Canada through its CAP program, the Southern Ontario Library Services, TD Toronto Bank & Toronto Public Library, the Calabogie Lions, Calabogie Seniors, Calabogie Book, Women's Institute Clubs, 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. You pay for it in your taxes at all levels, so why not get your money's worth @ your library!

Contact and Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Sharon Shalla

Phone: (613) 752-2317

12629 Lanark Road
PO Box 160
Calabogie, Ontario, Canada
K0J 1H0