Are you a strong supporter of the Library? Excited and passionate about what the Library contributes to Mississippi Mills? The Library is now seeking passionate community members who are interested in applying for the next session of the Library Board.
Why join the Library Board?
This is your opportunity to:
– develop and promote what our Library can do for our community;
– promote a positive relationship between the Library Board and Council;
– represent the different interests, concerns, and attitudes of Mississippi Mills residents.
What skills can you bring?
Each Board Member brings a unique perspective and set of skills such as,
• finance or budgeting,
• strategic planning,
• oversight of capital projects,
• a passion for libraries and what they can achieve.
How to Apply:
Applications can be picked-up at the circulation desk or downloaded from the Library’s website here. The application deadline will follow the municipal election and will be advertised in the local paper in November 2018.
The Public Library Act requires that you be:
• at least 18 years old;
• a Canadian citizen;
• a resident of the Municipality;
• not employed by your library board or your Municipality.
We welcome your interest and encourage you to explore the many resources the Library has to offer. For more information, please contact Christine at 613-256-1037.
Wednesday 10 October 2018
Almonte Branch – Meeting Room
Home Mushroom Cultivation & Local Foraging
Brodie Barrie of Forest Floor Mushrooms will be focusing on home mushroom cultivation techniques and incorporating mushrooms into your garden. He will also touch on foraging and some edible species to keep an eye out for in Mississippi Mills.
You may have already met Brodie at the Almonte Farmer’s Market selling cultivated & wild mushrooms, grow your own kits and logs. If you are a fan of mushrooms you won’t want to miss this interesting talk.
Registration required – please register at the front desk or by calling 613-256-1037.
Pam Harris, our CEO/Chief Librarian for almost 5 years, has recently retired! We wish her all the best.
Christine Row, our new CEO/Chief Librarian will join us on August 20, 2018.
“I am so excited to be joining your team and working in such a creative, vibrant community. I have been your neighbour for a while as I have worked at the Rideau Lakes Public Library for 15 years. In that time, I have witnessed rural public libraries grow into essential community hubs and I’m inspired by the possibilities that are yet to come.
In my personal life, I have watched my boys grow into men, learned that living in an old schoolhouse is not all fun and games, and experienced the joys and pains of long bike rides with my husband. I look forward to sharing my next chapter of life and learning with you.”
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
155 High Street, Box 820, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0 firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 12 o’clock noon on Friday, June 1’18.