Champlain Library celebrates Ontario Public Library Week

Celebrate Ontario Library Week at the Champlain Library in Vankleek Hill from October 15 to October 20 and see why “a visit will get you thinking” and provide a chance to reflect on the value of libraries in our community.  The library will be offering many activities and reasons to celebrate.

Throughout the week the library will be running a “Food for Fines” campaign. The library does this annually to help fill the shelves at the local food banks. The library will accept payment for late fees in the form of NEW canned and boxed food items. Food will be applied to library late fees only, 1 food item = $1.00.

On Tuesday, October 16 bring your toddlers or grandchildren to Storytime with the Mayor as guest Gary Barton reads books to our youngest patrons from 10 am to 11 am.

Join us on Wednesday, October 17 for Customer Appreciation Day from 1 pm to 4 pm.  The library encourages patrons to come out for some refreshments, and to meet the staff & library board members. Don’t forget to become a member of the Library if you are currently not a patron!

Enter your name in a draw for a chance to win a basket which includes a book, a Champlain Library tote bag and a free pass to uncover a room’s secrets at “Apex Escape rooms” in Vankleek Hill.

Kids will have a chance to write down the names of their favourite books on leaves and place them on a tree displayed at the front of the library.

Whether you enjoy book clubs, knitting and crafts, genealogy, astronomy, evening workshops or just relaxing in a friendly environment with a book – the Champlain Library is for you.

Visit the Champlain Library at 94 Main Street in Vankleek Hill during Ontario Public Library Week and discover a world of possibilities.  For more information about upcoming library programs, special events and services at the Champlain Library, call 613-678-2216, follow the library on Instagram, Facebook or visit

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