Ontario Public Library Week is October 16 - 22

Posted On Thursday October 13, 2022

WELLINGTON COUNTY, ON – Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW) at the Wellington County Library (WCL). This year, the theme for OPLW is one card, one million possibilities, which speaks to the important role libraries play in the communities they proudly serve.

Wellington County is home to 14 branches including 5 Carnegie buildings known for their distinctive architecture. All branches offer a variety of programming, services, and resources. We encourage residents to visit their local branch or go and explore a new one during Ontario Public Library Week. We offer innovative collections in-branch as well as many online services for learning and fun. Let our staff help you find your next great read or your next favourite video game.

Libraries are a central source of service, support, education, and entertainment. They are community hubs, gathering places that support cultural awareness and social connectivity. This week serves to highlight the importance of public libraries in Ontario, and Wellington County offers 14 wonderful examples of what public libraries are all about.

“Every year, over half a million patrons come through the WCL doors,” says Warden Kelly Linton. “We also circulate close to one million items. The County has invested over $30 million in our library system. The WCL system is envied by many municipalities across Canada.”

“The WCL is pleased to offer incredible programming and resources to the community we proudly serve,” says Rebecca Hine, Chief Librarian of the Wellington County Library. “I’d like to encourage all our residents to visit and explore their local library branch to see what we have to offer. In celebration of OPLW, the WCL will be providing free library card replacements for lost or well used cards.”

Learn more about the Wellington County Library, or to renew / register for a new Library card, visit www.wellington.ca/library.


Media Contact:

Rebecca Hine
Chief Librarian
Wellington County Library
T 519.787.7805 x 6224
E rebeccah@wellington.ca

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