The library is open to the public. See our Services during COVID-19 page for details.
The library is open to the public. See our Services during COVID-19 page for details.
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Programs & Events

Pen Pals

Sign up to get paired up with a local pen pal! Letters are exchanged through the library, so addresses are not shared, only fun! 

Owl Tutoring

Owls Tutoring offers free one-on-one homework help for children in Junior Kindergarten-Grade 8. Sessions run on weekdays after school and this year, we’re expanding to Saturdays! Registration is required. Contact Heidi for details.

Daycare Delivery

Perth Library Early Years (PLEY) Bags of children’s books are distributed to area playgroups in partnership with CROW.

Bags of books are delivered to Home Childcare Providers on a monthly basis.

Class Visits

Let the library come to you! We’re happy to make a personal visit to your class to chat about what the library has to offer, all the latest programs and books, and to answer any questions your students may have! Get in touch and we can make sure that your students get connected with a library card!

The library has a wide collection of books, digital resources, and kits for kids of all ages!

Visit the library to borrow:
Board books
Picture books
Ready to Read and I Can Read levelled books for new & growing readers
Chapter books
Graphic Novels
Non-fiction
Audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs
Parenting resources
STEAM Boxes with tools, materials, and activities for exploring STEAM concepts.
Literacy Kits for new & growing readers
MAPsacks with books, outdoor activities and an RVCA pass.
Busy Bags for caregivers in a hurry, filled with 10 assorted picture & board books
Available en Francais and English!

Digital Library

NoveList K-8 
for recommendations based on your favourite reads

Overdrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Britannica Library
a great place to start for school projects

Canadian Encyclopedia
a useful resource for your heritage fair project

Find us

30 Herriott St
Perth ON K7H 1T2

Hours (starting July 27)

Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-7pm
Thursday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Virtual Tour

Heidi Taber

Children's Librarian, htaber@perthunionlibrary.ca

Resources

 

6 Early Literacy Skills &
How to Encourage Them

 

 

 

 

Reading Tips for Parents to Help Beginning Readers

 

 

 

 

Raising Kids Who Love Reading, Devour Books Voraciously, and Practically Beg for a Trip to the Library

 

 

 

 

20 Activities For You And Your Kids When You Need to Stay Indoors for Long Periods

 

 

15 Tips For Starting A Lifelong
Conversation About Books

Inspiring At-Home Activities from Greystone Kids

   The Importance of
   Reading to Your Kids

 

 

Activity prompts from Penguin
authors & illustrators

 

 

3 Common Reading
Problems &
How to Help

 

 

5 Tips for Reading at Home with Your Kids During Coronavirus

 

 

Science Says Reading Aloud to Dogs Can Help Kids Struggling with Literacy

Activities to Celebrate
Earth Day Every Day

5 Indicators of   
Empowered Readers   

Children’s Story Podcasts

Raise a Reader!

Book recommendations from Indigo books for every stage of reader!

 

How To Make Storytime
The Most Magical Part Of Your Day

 

 

 

Help From Other Organizations

Canadian Children's Literacy Foundation

Tips & resources to help you build your child’s literacy skills.

Media Smarts

Resources to teach your child digital and media literacy skills.

Brain Story

Support your child’s brain development with Brain Story.

Children's Resources on Wheels - Lanark

A non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening child care, family life, child development and community links in Lanark County.