Welcome to Tweed Public Library
Meet & Greet
Saturday April 26th, 2014
Tweed Public Library
Pete Fisher, Photojournalist
“Highway of Heroes True Patriot Love”
Wednesday May 21, 2014
Tweed Public Library
230 Metcalf Street
Call 613-478-1066 for more information
“ONCE AROUND ALGONQUIN”
Borrow a Pre-loaded Kobo e-Reader!
Tweed Public Library is proud to introduce a new lending program featuring pre-loaded Kobo e-Readers. We have purchased 5 Kobo Touch e-Readers and separated them by genre. This pilot project of Kobo e-Readers comes with a selection of 4 popular eBooks on each reader. See below for genres and books.
Sample Borrowing Agreement and Terms
|Kobo #1, Genre: Mystery & Suspense
||Kobo #2, Genre: Romance
|Watching the Dark - Peter Robinson
||Stella Bain - Anita Shreve
|Dust - Patricia Cornwell
||Dark Witch - Nora Roberts
|Cold Snap - Allison Brennon
||The Harem Midwife - Roberta Rich
|Tamarack County – William Kent Krueger
||Heart of Stone – Christine Warren
Kobo #3, Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Kobo #4, Genre: Best Sellers
|The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
||Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
|The Fault in our Stars - John Green
||The Luminaries - Eleanor Catton
|Allegiant - Veronica Roth
||Sycamore Row - John Grisham
|Fire and Flood – Victoria Scott
||Private L.A. – James Patterson
Kobo #5, Genre: Non-Fiction
|Crazy Town – Robyn Doolittle
|An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth - Chris Hadfield
|A Nation Worth Ranting About – Rick Mercer
|Black Code – Ron Deibert
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Community Employment Services
Is at the Tweed Library every 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month!
One-to-one appointments are available for FREE assistance!
We can help with:
Resumes • Job Search Skills • Mock Interviews • And Much More!!!
Click here for the full schedule
“Tweed Public Library receives Accreditation Certificate”
At the recent Ontario Public Library Awards ceremony, held during the Library Conference in Toronto, Tweed Public Library CEO, Cathy Anderson, received the Library’s Accreditation Certificate
Accreditation of Ontario public libraries follows the Ontario Public Library Guidelines, developed by the public library community to help improve public library service across the province.
To receive accreditation, libraries work through the guidelines to develop a comprehensive process and plan for improvement. Libraries who meet the guideline requirements can then request a formal audit. Tweed’s formal audit took place in January 2012 and a final report was received in April 2012. Formal approval was then received in November 2012.
Accreditation is good for five years. Congratulations to all involved in this process, including library staff and board.
Cathy Anderson, CEO of Tweed Public Library receives the Accreditation Certificate from Shann Leighton, Chair, Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council.
1) All residents and ratepayers in the Municipality of Tweed are eligible for a free membership at the Library.
2) Everyone can apply for their own card and number but parents must sign for children under the age of 12 years.
3) New members should provide identification with their Tweed address.
4) Non-residents can get a membership for $15/year.
5) Summer renters can apply for a membership for a $20 refundable deposit.
6) We have reciprocal borrowing privileges with Madoc (Centre Hastings) and Marmora Public Libraries. Materials borrowed at those libraries with your Tweed card must be returned to those libraries.
7) Members are responsible for the items they take out of the Library and for returning them on time.
8) Replacement charges apply if items are lost or damaged.
9) Overdue charges are 5 cents per day per item; $1 per day for videos.
10) Loan period is 3 weeks for all items except videos.
11) Patrons are generally allowed 4 books per person and two videos per family.
Looking for a dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, encyclopedia or other reference materials online? Our new core reference materials page provides links to a variety of online reference tools. The link can be found under "Helpful Links" above. The "Collections" listed on the page will lead to a vast array of resources; both general and specialized. For other specialized databases please see our online "E-Resources" page here
Tweed Public Library Meeting Room Policy
Meeting rooms in the library bring together the resources of the library and the activities of the community for educational, cultural, civic, recreational and charitable purposes. The meeting rooms are available to Non-Profit, Government, Private and Business (for-profit) groups by reservation request. You can download the following PDF files or visit here to fill in the on-line form.
Grants Stimulating Local Economy Through Innovation and Collaboration
Thank-you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support to the Municipality of Tweed -
$14,000 over one year to library facilities and collection more accessible. Trilium also provides payment for our internet services and computer assistance.
Our Ontario Digital Collection
Search digital collections of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, community groups, government agencies, and content organizations - in seconds. Information about people, places, events and objects about Ontario, and from Ontario organizations. It's easy to find photographs, maps, videos, audio recordings, government documents and other media - instantly @ your fingertips. Click Here
Ontario Youth Internships
The Youth Internship program, otherwise known as YI, is a Government of Canada initiative, administered by Industry Canada, that aims to provide Canadians with affordable public access to the Internet and the skills they need to use it effectively.
YI helps Canadians, wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in the new global knowledge-based economy. Under YI, public locations like schools, libraries and community centres act as "on-ramps" to the Information Highway, and provide computer support and training.
Participants (youth 15-30) work as interns at YI centres throughout Canada, helping individuals, community organizations and small businesses improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and related information technologies. Specific activities include: Delivering Internet training sessions,
Researching and developing Web sites, Drafting publicity materials. Organizing information fairs and special events and Providing technical support to the community access site.
Internet and Library Computer Assistance
Please drop by and speak to Staff if you are interested in some one-on-one instruction or have questions about the Internet or email.
Links to Government On-Line, the Government of Ontario, and the Job Bank may be accessed by clicking on "Helpful Links"
Madoc and Marmora cardholders are welcome to use the Tweed Library, as we have reciprocal borrowing privileges.