What's New At The Library?

Library Reopens with Limited Services
Posted on: July 20, 2020

The library will reopen on Tuesday July 21. We will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 1pm. Please note that a mask is required when entering the library.

TD Summer Reading Program 2020 Launches
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we will be offering a modified version of our normal kid’s summer programming at the library.

As usual the goal is to keep kids reading all summer long. To help with that we have a number of great prizes that will be drawn at the end of the summer. The more you read, the more chance you have of winning!


Ages 0-10: Knapsacks filled with games, madlibs, toys and more
Tweens and Teens: Gift certificates from Lanark Pizza, Pretty Goods and Fitz

This year your log book to track your reading can be found on the TD Summer Reading website along with ebooks, weekly trivia, a battle of the books, colouring sheets jokes, etc.

Please note: To be entered into the prize draw, all children must fill out a ballot for each book read and these ballots can be dropped off in baggies in to the bookdrop at the front of the building.

How do you participate?

1. Sign up online at TD Summer Reading Club
2. Create your digital notebook
3. Read anywhere and anything

You can also participate offline!
We will be offering our own Curbside Kid Kits and you can take advantage of our curbside pickup service for library materials. The kits include ballots to fill out each time you read a book, as well as activities that will change each month.

If you have any questions, or wish to request a Kid Kit or materials to read, please contact us at 613-259-3068 and leave a message if we don't answer, email us at general@lanarklibrary.ca or Facebook message us.

Supplemental Material:

Full Program Details and Registration Instructions
Printable Ballot Sheets

Computer/Faxing/Scanning Services Resume
Posted on: June 18, 2020

We are really excited to announce that starting Tuesday June 23rd you can contact us to book an appointment for our public Internet computers. Our public computers are equipped with Microsoft Office Suite and connected to a printer.

We will also be offering scanning, faxing, printing and photocopying services by appointment only.

We will continue to offer our curbside pick-up service model for library materials as customers are not permitted to select their own materials as of yet.

You can book a computer appointment or request materials by phoning us at 613-259-3068 from Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 1pm, or leaving a message at any other time, emailing us at general@lanarklibrary.ca or through Facebook message.

Place your own holds for Curb-side Pick up
Posted on: May 19, 2020

To help us offer curb-side service to as many people as possible we encourage you, if you are able, to place your own holds on titles in our online catalg. Instructions for logging into your account and placing holds can be found HERE

Curbside Pick-Up: Starts May 19th
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Effective Tuesday May 19th, we will be starting our curbside pick up service. Yay!

How it will work:
After Tuesday you can start placing your reserves by logging into your account and placing holds on desired titles (best option), emailing us at general@lanarklibrary.ca or by phoning us at 613-259-3068. We will be answering the phones Tuesdays-Thursdays 10am to 1pm.

If you would like to reserve your own titles but don't have your log in information please email us. By placing your own holds in our system, we can fulfill more book requests so we would love if you did this step yourself, if you are able to.

At your designated pick-up time (we will let you know) we will meet you outside the library (there is no access to the library at this time) and place the bagged materials into the trunk of your car.

Please be assured that all book returns are quarantined following public health guidelines.

Please note: This process may, and likely will, evolve.

Library Closure: Until Further Notice
Posted on: April 1, 2020

The Lanark Highlands Public Library would like to notify the public that we will be closed until further notice. The decision is in response to recent measures implemented across the province under the guidance of public health officials with regards to COVID-19.

These measures are being undertaken for the health and safety of our community:

• Due dates for all currently checked out materials has been extended until after we reopen and late fees are suspended;
• Holds will be suspended and pick up expiry dates extended;
• Please follow us on Facebook to keep up to date on our online services. New content is being distrubuted to libraries on a weekly basis;
• Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.

The Library will continue to actively monitor the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working closely with local municipalities, public health authorities and Ontario’s library services agencies to make timely, responsible decisions about programming, services and access.

We are continually adding to our online databases to support you and your family's recreational and educational needs. For an updated list Click Here

Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement
Posted on: March 22, 2019

We are pleased to announce our reciprocal borrowing agreement between the Lanark Highlands Public Library and the Perth and District Union Library! This agreement allows people with Perth library cards to access the Lanark Library and vice versa. Contact us for more information! 


We are pleased to announce we've found a home for our first book hub!
Posted on: August 31, 2018

New Hub

We are pleased to announce we've found a home for our first book hub outside the North Lavant Community Hall! The book hub follows the idea of "little libraries", providing a book box for the public to access free books outside of the normal library locations. The idea is to take a book and pass it on, promoting both reading and recycling! Each book hub recipient coordinates volunteer stewards, who manage their individual book hub. Books are supplied via donations and discards from the library. The book hubs were funded by the Community Fund for Canada's 150th and each was handcrafted by members of the Perth Men's Shed group. The Lanark Library has a second book hub available and we are looking for a home for it at a central accessible rural location, and a steward to maintain the book hub. If you are interested, please contact the library!

Thank you to the Grow With Books team
Posted on: August 31, 2018

New Books

Thank you to the Grow With Books team for your donation of children's books dedicated to Wanda and Cynara Proulx for over 20 years of support of the Grow With Books early learning initiative in the Lanark Community.

Other Programs and Events

Kids Story Time


Cook Book Club

Cook Book Club May


Lanark Highland Public Library Book Reviews

Click here or the poster above to visit our new
Lanark Highland Public Library Book Reviews website!

Book Hub

New Reading Area!

The Lanark Library has a new cozy reading area! Sit down to enjoy a magazine or a book, have a coffee and keep warm by the fire place!

Museum Passes

Museum of Nature and Aquatarium

The National Gallery of Canada

Waddles n' Wags Family Zoo

The Museum of Science and Technology

eResources Now Online!

We've recently added a new eResources section to our services (searchable databases and books covering many interests). You can find them on our Services page.