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Sign up anytime starting June 22. Get a sticker on our Wall of Fame for every book read (age appropriate of course). Come in and report on the books you’ve read starting July 3 and receive your first reading incentive and ballot.

Recently, the Pelham Public Library Board made the difficult decision to cut the number of open hours at the two Pelham Library locations. As with all Ontario public libraries, the Pelham Public Library receives the majority of its funding from the local municipal government.

We are pleased to announce that LiNC has worked out a temporary solution to deal with the loss of provincial delivery services. Starting the week of May 20, we will be exchanging and returning requested items within LiNC again. There will be a once/week delivery from each library but the days may vary depending on the library.

The cuts (over 50%) made to SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Service) by the provincial government this week means that we will no longer be able to offer interlibrary loan service or sharing through our LiNC (Libraries in Niagara Cooperative) libraries. This will take effect immediately. 
In 2018, our Pelham residents received 9,569 items through LiNC and 816 items through interlibrary loan. 

The Pelham Public Library has launched a new Indigenous Book Collection that was made possible through the generous donation from the Ignite the Spirit Foundation this month.  A new portable bookshelf was also donated to house this collection.

The Libraries in Niagara Cooperative is reaching out to encourage our communities to read for 15 minutes on January 25, 2019 to help celebrate Family Literacy Day. LiNC libraries would like to join the Read for 15 challenge with the goal of promoting the importance of literacy in our communities.  And, we hope to become one of the most ‘readerly’ libraries in the province.

Attention local authors. In January, Pelham Library will be setting up a display exclusively for local authors. Books will be available for twelve months. We hope to highlight the talented people of Niagara and give the authors exposure in the community. Contact Pelham Library for information on how you can submit your work for consideration. Books may be submitted between November 1 and December 15, 2017. Pelham Public Library. 905-892-6443.

October 15-21 is Ontario Public Library Week. It is a time to recognize and raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in the community. The theme this year is “A visit will get you thinking”. We are confident that, whether you visit this week or in a month from now, you will find something that will get you thinking. 

Plan ahead! Here's what the Pelham Library is offering for March Break activities this year.

Great turn out at Pelham Library today to hear Emma Donoghue read from her latest book The Wonder. Entertaining a roomful of eager listeners with her animated reading, answering questions and providing captivating anecdotes, it was very clear how much Ms Donoghue enjoys writing and talking about her process. A most enjoyable afternoon.

We are proud to present three world-class authors and we are thrilled to be on the book tour for the release of Emma Donoghue's The Wonder. Tickets for all events are $10.00 and must be purchased ahead in person.

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

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Mad ScienceTD Summer Reading Club, Stony Stories, Wildlife Masks, Finding Nature’s Treasures, Where the Wild things Are, Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party, Bit and Bridle, Party with Origami Yoda, Parachute Party, Jack and the Beanstalk Invention Convention, “Ology” Workshops, GO, DIY Day Fridays, Summer Storytimes, Paper Airplane Workshop, Harry Potter and lots more great fun.


Together we learned how to create a miniature world where things are small in scale and huge with possibilities. From the tiniest of plants and accessories this project was enjoyed by the young and old alike. Gardener Sandi Marr led this workshop. Pictured is Kallye Eckhart with her creation. 

Call for artists.  Culture Days is the largest arts & culture public participation event in Canadian history! It is a Canada-wide celebration of all that makes us Canadian. The Pelham Public Library is offering free venues to local artists and cultural groups wishing to be part of Culture Days on Oct. 1 and 2, 2016.

Barabara Reid a well known Canadian children's author to speak at the Pelham Arena upstairs meeting room during the March Break Monday March 16th at 3pm.

Sponsored by the CFUW Welland and District Unit in partnership with our local Public Libraries. Earlier in the day Ms. Reid will also be presenting at the Port Colborne Public Library at 10:30 and the Welland Public Library at 1:00.  The Pelham Public Library has several of her books available to enjoy such as Subway Mouse, Picture a Tree, Perfect Snow, Read Me A Book and The Party.

The March / April edition of Just Browsing, the Pelham Public Library's newsletter is now available with some great upcoming programs such as storm chaser David T. Chapman, March Break programs for kids and an Anti-Bullying Presentation by Peter Sacco. 


Ann-Marie MacDonald is an author, actor, playwright and broadcaster. Her work as actor and playwright has earned her numerous prestigious awards and award nominations. Fall on Your Knees burst onto the literary scene as a critically-acclaimed international bestseller. The Way the Crow Flies followed, also becoming an international bestseller. Ann-Marie’s latest novel, Adult Onset, is a #1 National Bestseller and finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards’ Lesbian General Fiction Award.

Check out our awesome March Break available for viewing. We have many programs, something for everyone, happening every day!! Don't wait till last minute to sign up as these programs fill up quickly. Registration is required, and payment must be made with registration. No refunds available.