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 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!
What else did they fund?: In 2020, CFUW awarded our Library $900 to be used to purchase literacy tools and resources to support our summer peer tutoring program. Thank you so much CFUW!
Canada Post Community Foundation
The Canada Post Community Foundation provides grants to Canadian schools, charities and organizations in an effort to make a difference in the lives of children in our communities.
What did they fund?: In the past year the foundation donated over $4100 which we used to fund a new children’s literacy station for our library.This is very much appreciated.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. This year we received funding from the Pat Morris Caring for Communities Pandemic Flash Fund for Small Libraries.
What did they fund?: 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!
What else did they fund?: The Kimberley foundation donated $2,060 towards our Sensory Play, Every Day initiative. This initiative involves us incorporating sensory/tactile activity boards into our children’s shelving as well as offer more portable busy boards, dementia boards and sensory cubes in programming, outreach and as part of our borrowing collection. Again, thank you so much for making such a fantastic initiative possible.
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 2019 the committee granted us $500 to be used towards our participation in the 200th Anniversary celebrations. Thank you!
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.
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.