Due to COVID-19 and the Provincial Emergency Declaration, the library is now open limited hours from Tuesday to Saturday. Additional measures have been taken inside the library to protect both you and our staff. Masks must be worn inside the library according to the Health Unit's Instructions. You can still access all of our great online resources using your library card. If you need to access your password or sign up for a temporary library card, please email our staff.
Partnership & Grant Acknowledgements
Township of Lanark Highlands
We are always grateful for the yearly support of our Township office and local taxpayers. These ongoing financial contributions allow our library to offer you varied resources, services and programming. A big thank you for the ongoing support.
The Province of Ontario
Each year we receive a Public Library Operating Grant (PLOG) from the Province of Ontario through the Programs and Services Branch, Heritage, Tourism and Culture Division, Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.
The Lanark Highlands Community
We wanted to acknowledge the ongoing support we receive from community members each and every day. This support comes in a variety of forms from volunteerism, donations, supporting our fundraisers and attendance at our programs. Without the community, we couldn’t do what we do. So thank you all for your time, energy and patronage.
Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)
CFUW has been working to improve the status of women and to promote human rights, public education, social justice, and peace. Every year, CFUW awards close to $1 million to women to help them pursue post-secondary studies. CFUW also provides funding for library and creative arts awards.
What did they fund?: In 2022, CFUW provided us with $500 to support our upcoming Summer STEM take home kits. We continue to offer a variety of styles of programming as we move through this pandemic. Offering high quality kits would not be possible without your support. Once again. Thank you!
What else did they fund?: In 2021, despite a year where no fundraising could take place, CFUW found $500 to support our Summer STEM take home kits. We could not offer much in the way of in-person programming and these kits were a welcomed (and needed) addition to our summer program offerings. It wouldn’t have been possible without your support. A big thank you from all of us here in Lanark!
Perth & District Community Foundation
The Perth & District Community Foundation is a charitable public foundation dedicated to strengthening the quality of life in Perth, Drummond/North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, and Tay Valley.
They address community needs and opportunities through grants to registered charities and are positioned to respond to tomorrow’s priorities because they have an ongoing and assured source of funds.
What did they fund?: In 2022 the Foundation donated $3422. The majority of these funds will purchase tables and chairs which we will use to offer a range of programming to all ages in our community. The remaining funds will be used to expand our collection of games and craft supplies so that we can accommodate more community members at each program. Our library and community are so grateful for the support. Thank you!
The Kimberley Foundation actively works to stimulate self-directed learning and curiosity, to support initiatives to strengthen local communities, and to support activities and pursuits that inspire, impact, and facilitate positive, environmentally responsible change in the world.
What did they fund?: In 2022 we were fortunate to receive $2,500 from the Kimberly Foundation to diversify our adult, teen and children’s collections to include diverse voices, highlight minority perspectives and provide resources that teach kindness, empathy and celebrate diversity. Collections that support the mental health disparities experienced by diverse populations will also be purchased from this grant. What a wonderful opportunity for us to better support our community in a more representational way. We are so grateful for the generous support of the Kimberley Foundation.
What else did they fund?: In 2021, the Kimberley foundation donated $1,000 so that our staff could delivery library resources to community members who are not able to visit the library during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are thrilled to offer this service to those at risk. A big thank you from all of us!
Lanark Highlands Municipal Grant Committee
The Lanark Highlands Municipal grants are intended to support non-profit volunteer community organizations and registered charities.
What did they fund?: In 2022 we are very happy to say we have received $1,318 from the Municipal Grant Committee to start to build a collection of games, cards and craft supplies (and a way to store these items!) to support our new programming initiatives. We are very grateful for the support we have received this year and are excited to launch a new line of programming in our community. Thank you once again!
What else did they fund?: In 2021 we received $500 towards our StoryWalk initiative. We are in the process of developing the boards in partnership with EarlyON. We really appreciate your support!
ConnectWell Community Health
ConnectWell Community Health we supports people and communities in achieving and maintaining their best possible health and social well-being and provides community-based primary health care and health promotion programs and services and a range of developmental and social services in Lanark, Renfrew, and Leeds and Grenville counties.
What did they fund?: We are able to expand our book delivery service during COVID through the funding support from the Emergency Community Support Fund via ConnectWell Community Health and Community Foundations of Canada. The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by the Government of Canada.
EarlyON Child and Family Centre
The Lanark Highlands Public Library and the EarlyON Child & Family Centre work together to identify common goals, explore creative ways to maximize the resources of both organizations and collaborate on external funding applications.
Lanark Highlands Plan B
The Lanark Highlands Public Library and the Plan B organization work together to bring you biweekly TEDTalks programming.
South Lanark Community Garden
The Lanark Highlands Public Library and the South Lanark Community Garden work together to bring food-based programming to the community.
Mississippi Mills Public Library
The Lanark Highlands Public Library Board and the Mississippi Mills Public Library Board have formally signed a reciprocal borrowing agreement between our two libraries.
This reciprocal borrowing agreement allows residents of Mississippi Mills to sign up for a library card free of charge at the Lanark Highlands library, and for residents from Lanark Highlands to sign up for a library card free of charge from the Mississippi Mills Public Library.
Perth & District Union Public Library
The Lanark Highlands Public Library Board and Perth and District Union Public Library Board have formally signed a reciprocal borrowing agreement between our two libraries.
This reciprocal borrowing agreement allows residents from Perth, Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley to sign up for a library card free of charge from the Lanark Highlands library, and for residents from Lanark Highlands to sign up for a library card free of charge from the Perth Union library.