Partnership & Grant Acknowledgements

Ongoing Supporters

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.

Grant Support

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OMYA Canada Inc.

OMYA is Swiss mineral company who produces calcium carbonate dervied from natural marble (or limestone) rock formation. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 180 locations in over 50 countries. OMYA’s vision for sustainability is based on sound science and systems thinking.  They are committed to addressing long term sustainability challenges and operate in partnership with stakeholders.

What did they fund?: OMYA has provided us with $3,000 in funding to support our take home kit program between September 2023 and June 2024. Being able to extend this very popular program beyond the summer months is a wonderful addition to our services.  This program would not be possible without your support so a big heartfelt thank you from all of us!

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Elizabeth Kelly Foundation

The Elizabeth Kelly Foundation (EKF) named after Elizabeth Kelly, a devoted and much loved librarian of the original Mississippi Mills (Almonte) Public Library, was established in 1985 to financially support education, learning and literacy in the community.
 
The Foundation contributes financial resources to community groups and associations, not-for-profits, charities and institutions, primarily based in Lanark County, that support literacy and life-long learning. Consideration is also be given to projects from nearby communities where there is a tie-in with Lanark County.
 
2023/2024 Funding: In 2023/2024 the Elizabeth Kelly Foundation generously grant $11,032.49 towards our continued literacy support for students between September and June which includes class visits, support for our literacy hub, book block delivery to schools, STEM-based programming and story times.  We are so grateful for this funding.
 
What else did they fund?: Thanks to a generous donation from Elizabeth Kelly Foundation, libraries throughout Lanark County (including us!) are able to host free LEGO Robotics STEM workshops for youth over the summer months.  We are thrilled to be able to offer robotics programming to the community.  Elizabeth Kelly Foundation…this means the world to us!
 
What else did they fund?: In the summer of 2023, the EKF granted us $4357 to fund our one-on-one summer tutoring program.  The program is essential in maintaining reading skills developed throughout the school year.  From all of us here in Lanark, thank you so much!
 

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?: CFUW provided us with $600 to support our upcoming 2024 Summer STEM take home kits.  Offering high quality kits would not be possible without your support.  Thank you!

What else did they fund?: CFUW provided us with $500 to support our 2023 Summer STEM take home kits.  We were thrilled to offer weekly take home kits once again! CFUW we are so grateful for your ongoing support.

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 2023 the Foundation donated $3583 towards our non-fiction collection.  This will allow us to purchase approximately 100 titles (adult, teen and children) on health and mental health topics.  We have consulted with ConnectWell Community Health and Open Doors to purchase titles that these health care providers find beneficial.  Without their support we would not be able to keep these resources up to date.  Thank you so much!

What else 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!

Lanark & District Civitan Club

Civitan Clubs are non-sectarian, non-political, and non-discriminatory organizations that have three major goals.  ServiceKnowledge, and Fellowship.

Our Lanark and District Civitan Club is focused on providing service to the Lanark Highlands area.  Over the years, the members have had the chance to gain knowledge about their town, the people that live there, and the needs of those people.  .  

What did they fund?: In 2023 the Lanark & District Civitan Club donated $2,250 towards our TD Summer Reading Incentive Program.  Funds were used to purchase incentives such as tablets, earphones, charging cubes/cables for teens as well as robotics and science kits for youth.  In addition, some of the funds are going towards an end of summer pizza party for the students who attended the one-on-one tutoring throughout the summer.  We are so happy for your support this year!

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 2023 we received $2,782 to retrospectively purchase a number of junior/teen fiction and graphic novel series.  This will allow us to keep up with the voracious appetite young Lanark residents have for series reading.  A big shout out to the Township of Lanark Highlands for your support!

What else 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!

Government of Ontario: Seniors Community Grant

Seniors Community Grants help support community organizations’ ability to provide opportunities for greater social inclusion, volunteerism and community engagement for older adults.

What did they fund?: In 2023 we received $13,063 to fund our “Along for the Ride in Mind, Body and Spirit” project which allows us to offer weekly programs designed to target key areas to help older adults stay active, healthy and engaged.  Without the support of the Government of Ontario, we would not have been able to offer this critical programming.  Thank you!

 

Government of Canada: Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $60 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19.

What did they fund?: In 2021 we received $24,180 to fund our “Building Capacity and Flexibility” project.  This funding allowed us to update our network cabling to increase the number of computer workstations and update our WiFi equipment to offer high speed internet.  We were able to expand our seating and update our computer workstations so they are accessible.  Without the support of the Government of Canada, we would not have been able to offer this critical upgrade to our space.  Thank you!

 

Partnerships

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.