The Perth & District Library has officially launched a new satellite library service at the Maberly Hall in Tay Valley Township. This new library service offers pickup and drop-off of library materials and Babytime and Book Club programs.

“The Library is very pleased to be offering this service for our rural residents who cannot always physically come to the library building”, said Erika Heesen, CEO. “This service is one of the many ways that the Library fosters community.”

Library patrons can order their books for pickup at the Maberly Hall Saturdays from 9-2, and drop them off at the outdoor book drop anytime. To sign up for this service, call the library at 613-267-1224 and ask for Michelle, or email

The Maberly Hall Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month from 1:00-2:00pm. For more information or to join, call the library at 613-267-1224 and ask for Michelle, or email

Babytime is a drop-in, half hour program designed to introduce new parents and babies to the joy of reading and songs. The next Babytime will be offered on November 27 at 10am, with more dates to come in the new year.

A formal launch event will be held at the Maberly Hall on Monday November 27 at 10:30am following the Library’s Babytime program. Light refreshments will be served and the CEO and Children’s Librarian will be on hand to answer any questions about this service.