Welcome to Tweed Public Library
Next Game Night Wednesday October 9, 2013 and every second Wednesday thereafter
Community Employment Services will be coming to the Tweed Library every 3rd Wednesday
afternoon of the month from 1pm-4pm from November to April. 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 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 -
$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.