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Programs & Outreach


Babytime is a half-hour of songs, stories, and rhymes for caregivers and babies under 18 months. Drop in. 


Storytime is a fun-filled half-hour of songs and stories for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us Wednesday mornings for fun with Ketsia & Alphabird! Drop in.

Owl Tutoring

Owls Tutoring offers one-on-one reading and writing help for children in Junior Kindergarten-Grade 6. Sessions run on Tuesdays during the school year from 4-4:50pm, 5-5:50pm & 6-6:50p.m. Registration is required. There is no charge. 

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies pairs children in JK-Gr.6 with experienced volunteers for half-hour sessions of reading time. Read aloud or be read to; bring your own book or pick one from the library! Times and days are flexible. 

Read2gether Book Club

Read2gether is a family book club held the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pick up the book at the desk to join!

Homeschool Hub

Every month, the library hosts the Homeschool Hub, a time and space for local homeschooling families to get connected with each other and with library resources. Share homeschool tips & troubles, meet new people, and have fun at the library! One Friday/month, check out our social media for udpates.

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 by Rotary Club volunteers.

Class Visits

Do you have a school within walking distance of the library? Consider stopping by for a visit with your class! The library has so much to offer and visits are tailored to meet the needs of your class.

Have a class that’s a little further away? 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.


all programs have been suspended until
further notice due to COVID-19

Our Mission

The mission of the Perth & District Union Public Library is to provide access to information and reading resources in an open and welcoming environment, thus supporting and improving the community’s quality of life.

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30 Herriott St
Perth ON K7H 1T2

Hours (starting July 27)

Monday 10am-4pm
Tuesday 1pm-6pm
Wednesday 1pm-6pm
Thursday 1pm-6pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

Get in Touch

Children’s Librarian

Ketsia Snider

Children's Librarian,




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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.

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Children’s Use of the Library Policy

1 – Children’s Use of Library Materials
For the purposes of library use, children are considered to be those under 14 years of age. Parents/guardians of children under 14 are responsible for items taken out on their child’s account, including any fines or fees incurred. Responsibility for children’s use of library materials, including computers and internet access, rests solely with their parents/guardians. It is not the library’s responsibility to restrict children’s access to any of its materials, services, or facilities, and the library will not do so. There are no restrictions on the types of material children may check out on their cards. After a library user has turned 14, the library will not provide information about that child’s account to a parent or guardian. After that age, the child will also bear full responsibility for fees or fines incurred on the account.

2 – Children’s Use of Library Space
While on library property, children are the responsibility of their parents, guardians, or caregivers. Children 5 and under must remain in the company of a caregiver of at least 14 years of age. Caregivers of children ages 6-10 must remain in the building while children are on site and are responsible for the behaviour of children in their care. Staff members do not and cannot provide child care services and do not assume responsibility for children on library property. Disruptive, rude, threatening, or abusive behaviour may result in staff asking the child to leave or having the child banned for a period of time. Parents or caregivers who fail to supervise children properly may also have their library privileges restricted or suspended.
See Policy 2.G-11: Patron Code of Conduct.

In accordance with the Ontario Child and Family Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.C.11, library staff members have a legal duty to report children who are inadequately supervised. Ontario Provincial Police and/or Family and Children’s Services of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville may be called in to deal with such situations.


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