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Lanark Highlands Library Board of Directors Position
Posted on: October 16, 2018

New Hub

Is seeking applications for a position on the Lanark Highlands Library Board of Directors:


Besides an abiding passion for libraries, you must be:

• At least eighteen years old;
• A Canadian citizen;
• A resident of the Township of Lanark Highlands

And the applicant must NOT be:

• employed by the board or by the municipality


• To participate as part of the Board team to accomplish the Library’s mission
• The Board member represents a community perspective, and is expected to represent the Library in the community
• Volunteer position
• Ten (10) monthly meetings per year, on Wednesday evenings
• Occasional committee meetings

Responsibilities of the Library Board include but are not limited to:
1. Prepare a job description for, hire, and provide regular periodic evaluations of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
2. Determine the mission of the Library and adopt written policies, consistent with that mission, to govern the operation of the Library.
3. Engage in a strategic planning process for the Library.
4. Secure adequate funds to carry out the Library’s plans and participate in the annual budgeting process for the Library.
5. Be knowledgeable about and comply with applicable laws, regulations, bylaws, and policies.
6. Advocate for legislation favorable to libraries on the local, provincial and federal levels
7. Be an advocate to the community and constituents for the Library and for Board decisions.
8. Participate fully in the Board meeting process: Review materials that are sent to Board members prior to the monthly meeting and be prepared to participate fully in the meeting. Attend as many of the meetings as possible.

Please apply in writing, before November 9, 2018, to:

The Township of Lanark Highlands
75 George Street, Box 340
Lanark Highlands ON
K0G 1K0


The Lanark Highlands Public Library
75 George Street, Box 249
Lanark Highlands ON
K0G 1K0

For more information, please contact the Library at (613) 259-3068.

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

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

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.