Ontario Public Library Week is celebrated every year during the third week of October. This year’s theme is “One Card, One Million Possibilities,” and so to celebrate, we at Hastings Highlands Public Library wanted to introduce ourselves to anyone who hasn’t had the opportunity to visit us yet.
Hastings Highlands is one of seven municipalities located in North Hastings, covering a broad area, such as, Bird’s Creek, Maynooth, Maple Leaf, Lake St. Peter, Purdy, Baptiste Village and Hybla. Nestled in the heart of this municipality is the community of Maynooth, where you will find the Hastings Highlands Public Library. Maynooth is the centre of the Algonquin Nation and is on unceded Algonquin, Anishinabek territory.
If you reside in, or pay taxes to, Hastings Highlands, your library card is free! Non-residents can purchase an annual membership for the low cost of $10/person, or $20/family. A membership is not required to participate in programs or to use the space, and though some do use the space for the purpose of work or study, many also use it as a comfortable place to meet with friends and connect with the community. We offer a wide variety of programs and special events that can be found, at any time, on our website at hastingshighlandslibrary.ca
If you do decide to register with our library, in addition to our physical collection of books and DVDs, your library card will grant you access to e-books and audiobooks through Libby, movies through Kanopy, scholarly journals through Academic OneFile, and fact-checked articles through Britannica.