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New CEO: David Rowe

David Rowe

I was born in Montreal, eldest of 6 children, and raised in Montreal North. Received an undergraduate degree in English Lit. from Loyola College (now part of Concordia University). I did a Master’s degree in Library Science from McGill U.

I was a corporate librarian at the Federal Business Development Bank for 10 years, supporting the bank’s lending, consulting and training operations.

I left voluntarily after corporate restructuring and became Director of Technical Services at the Orillia Public Library for 22 years. .While in Orillia, I automated the library twice, and was instrumental in the successful efforts to get a new library building. I also was co-ceo in a management team for 3 years.

I took early retirement moved to Alberta, first to Grand Prairie and then Edmonton.

I was the owner/operator of Deja-lu Books, a small online book store, for 3 years.

I moved to Eganville in 2016, when, my wife became CEO of Bonnechere Union Public Library.

I will be working 20 hours a week at the Lanark Highlands Public Library and look forward to meeting the community!

2017 Programs

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Kids Holiday Party
December 16th, 2017

Knit Wits & Crochet Crackpots
November 21 - December 20

Lanark Library Tech-Aid

Baby Time at the Lanark Library!
Fall/Winter 2017

Fall Crafts and Activities!

Chickens in the Library! - August 9th

Make your own Fairy Garden! - August 10th

Storytelling Afternoon with award winning Jan Andrews & Jennifer Cayley - August 18th

Kids Draw and Write Stories! July 8 - August 19

Summer Kids Program - July and August

Teen Writing Program - July 4 - August 22

Art Start - Wednesday's from 4:30-6:00 PM

Museum Passes

Museum of Nature and Aquatarium

The National Gallery of Canada

Waddles n' Wags Family Zoo

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.


We now have two RVCA conservation area passes available at the Lanark Library! Come in and ask us for more details!

Come and meet Cedar McLean, Nicole Shaw and Christine Stott, the friendly new staff at the Lanark Library.

Monthly Activities and Crafts for all ages!

Babytime - contact us for more info
For parents and babies 0-12 months. Older siblings are welcome. Join us for songs, stories and fun! Registration required. Please call 613-259-3068 or email lanarklibrary@gmail.com to register.

April 27, 2016

Lego Club every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Coloring, Coffee and Conversation from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday evening.