Carnegie Legacy

Small public libraries, BIG community impact!

Join Wellington County in celebrating Carnegie libraries and their continuing impact on small town Ontario.

These libraries are revered by citizens and have enjoyed the patronage of generations since Andrew Carnegie's initial investment in the early 1900s. The buildings and friendly service stands as a beacon of community engagement.

Wellington County is fortunate to have five Carnegie library branches in the system. They are the Elora Branch, Harriston Branch, Fergus Branch, Mount Forest Branch and the Palmerston Branch.

"A library outranks any one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert." Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)

Elora Branch

Elora Branch

Harriston Branch

Harriston Branch

Fergus Branch

Fergus Branch

Mount Forest Branch

Mount Forest Branch

Palmerston Branch

Palmerston Branch