Welcome to Tweed Public Library
Community Employment Services will be coming to the Tweed Library every 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month. Some months will be workshops while other months are “resume clinics” which offer an opportunity to meet with an employment counsellor for one-to-one resume and / or
cover letter assistance. If you would like a one-to-one appt after a group workshop, please call Laura
at 613-966-0205 to reserve a time. Thank you!
Click here to download the workshop calendar of events for 2013
Click here to fill out the online survey
“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 -
$75,000 over one year to purchase library furniture, computer equipment and general library equipment to enhance the new library space and services in Tweed by providing age- and ability- appropriate materials to community members.
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
Internet and Library Computer Assistance
Special Thanks to Industry Canada for funding this year's Community Access Program.
Tweed Public Library is the “Community Access Program Site” for Tweed. There are 10 standardized computers with internet access, they include word processor, spreadsheet and presentation graphics software. The computers also offer shortcuts to a selection of our on-line resources. You can surf the web, participate in your favourite social network or connect to your web-based email.
Patrons must present their library card each time they wish to use the computers, first time users must sign a waiver form agreeing to our computer usage policy. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian's signature and children 10 and under must be with a parent or guardian to use the Internet in the Library.
The Community Access Program
(CAP) helps Canadians, wherever they live, take advantage of emerging opportunities in the new global knowledge-based economy. Under CAP, public locations like schools, libraries and community centres act as "on-ramps" to the Information Highway, and provide computer support and training.
CAP provides funds and resources to public locations to purchase computers as well as other electronic equipment and services, such as Internet access so that the public has affordable (and oftentimes free) access to the Internet and the World Wide Web.
As part of CAP, Industry Canada also funds the Community Access Program - Youth Initiative (CAP-YI), commonly referred to as the Youth Initiative. Participants (youth aged 15-30) work as interns at CAP Centres throughout Canada, helping individuals, community organizations and small businesses improve their knowledge and effective use of the Internet and related information technologies.
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.