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Summer fun here we come!

Guess what? We have hired our summer students and they are busy busy busy dreaming up new summer programming – stayed tuned for the line up appearing here shortly!

Registration for the TD Summer Reading Club is June 28! this year we are kicking off with free lemonade and will be in fierce competition with Lanark Public Libraries for the best lemonade stand!

Wanted: Summer Program Co-Leader Pakenham Branch

We are hiring!

Summer Program Co-Leader, Pakenham Branch

The position runs from June August 2018 Tues.-Fri. 32 hours/week at $15.03 per hour

Successful candidates must be 18+.  Applicants must be well-rounded, self-motivated and have experience working with school aged children.  Some experience in a library setting, computer and artistic skills considered an asset. More details here.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter to:

Pam Harris CEO/Chief Librarian
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Almonte Branch
155 High Street, Box 820, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, June 1’18.


Chief Executive Officer / Chief Librarian

Mississippi Mills Public Library requires a CEO/Chief Librarian

Salary range starting at $84,917

Full Position Description: Chief Executive Officer / Chief Librarian (download PDF)

Supporting Documents:

Interested candidates are invited to submit, in confidence, a letter of application and a resume outlining their qualifications to the undersigned no later than Noon on Friday April 20, 2018.

We would like to thank all who apply, but only those applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

Chair, CEO/Chief Librarian Search Sub-Committee
Mississippi Mills Public Library
Box 820, 155 High St., Almonte. K0A 1A0

Information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of job selection.

If you require this document or any additional documents in an alternative format, please contact us at 613-256-1037.

Should you require any special accommodations in order to apply or interview for a position with the Mississippi Mills Public Library we will endeavour to make such accommodations.

For all general enquiries regarding this employment opportunity please use

Things are happening!

Great News! Thanks to the Elizabeth Kelly Library Foundation Inc, we have been able to extend our Technology Assistant’s contract to the end of the year! Check in with either branch to see what his schedule is and book an appointment as fast as you can – Gregory’s schedule gets booked up fast! Got a new phone and don’t know how to set it up? Your computer just crashed and all your family photos are no where to be found? Can’t get that ding dang ebook onto your new ereader? Call us! we’ll get you set up with Gregory in no time.

Join us Thurs. Mar. 15, 7 p.m. Almonte Branch meeting room for a fascinating, interactive talk and presentation — free– on the mystery of Tom Thomson. Author Geoff Taylor will separate fact from speculation, giving us a sense of what may have happened that fatal day.

Big news! We have a Memory Lab at the Pakenham Branch. Thanks to a Seniors Community Grant, our technology assistant Gregory and Katherine, the memory lab provides the means to convert old slides, photos, vhs into a digital format – easy to achieve and access.  Set up an appointment with Gregory, he will get you going with the how-to’s. As well, part of the Seniors Community Grant includes a speaker series on issues of interest to seniors and all those who support them. Thanks to Katherine and residents of Pakenham, a really interesting series is lined up. Call the branch at 613-624-5306 for more information.

Lots going on! Give us a call to find out more: Almonte Branch 613-256-1037; Pakenham Branch 613-624-5306.


Kick off the new Year with some wonderful armchair adventure. Join Anne Mason as she recounts her adventures in Morocco! Jan. 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Almonte Meeting room.

For more information or if you are interested in hosting a travelogue this season, please contact:   Katherine Pillsworth at 613-624-5306 or at

Wednesday Afternoon Films at the Almonte Branch


free at the Almonte Branch, Mississippi Mills Public Library

 Wednesday 31 January 2018


In THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE the time is 1939 and the place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto. 

film begins at 1:30 – no registration required – space is limited


Up next: Dutch Bike-a-Logue: June 14, Almonte Branch Meeting Room 7 p.m.

Dutch Bike-a-Logue: June 14, Almonte Branch Meeting Room 7 p.m.

In May of 2017 five men — young at heart — decided to tour The Netherlands and Belgium by bike. So with nothing but a credit card, a bike and two saddle bags full of stuff each, they jumped the big pond and hit the road on perhaps the best cycling highway in existence. 20 days and over 1,000 km later they all had a richer understanding of the country, its people and way of life.  They also learned a thing or two about bicycle touring and each other — all of it good!

Join in as they share some of their experiences as part of         Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month. More Information here.

Technology Assistant

Free One on One Tech Tutoring

Almonte – Every second week Monday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Pakenham – Every second week Tuesday to Thursday 2:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Session availability alternates between Almonte and Pakenham each week. For more details and appointment bookings click here. Available until December 31st, 2018.