Events

  • Apr16

    Employment Skills, Training and Support

    Drop in the library and speak to employment and training specialists from VPI Working Solutions & the Adult Learning Centres. Learn about all their amazing  programs, get help to upgrade your skills and find a job.

  • Apr16

    Learn & Practice English

    An YMCA Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services representative will be onsite to Enhance your conversation skills through instructor led sessions in a group setting.

  • Apr17

    Story Time

    Join us for this fun preschool program where we will help you build early literacy skills with your child by reading, talking, singing, and playing together. Drop in.  Suitable for ages 0-4.

  • Apr17

    National Canadian Film Day

    The library recognizes Canadian talent in film during this national day of celebration. After taking a job in Nova Scotia as a housekeeper for a lifelong  bachelor (Ethan Hawke), Maud Lewis (Sally Hawkins) hones her painting skills  while attracting national attention for her inspirational story (116 mins).

  • Apr18

    Thursday Afternoon Book Club

    Come out for our book clubs ! Contact your branch to register and get your copy of this month’s title.

  • Apr23

    Learn & Practice English

    An YMCA Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services representative will be onsite to Enhance your conversation skills through instructor led sessions in a group setting.

  • Apr23

    Tech Coach

    Book a one-to-one session or drop in for assistance using our Library eResources.

  • Apr24

    Story Time

    Join us for this fun preschool program where we will help you build early literacy skills with your child by reading, talking, singing, and playing together. Drop in.  Suitable for ages 0-4.

  • Apr25

    Tween Club

    Bored Games! You will never be bored at the Library – check out our board games collection and challenge your friends. Registration required.

  • Apr30

    Learn & Practice English

    An YMCA Grey Bruce Settlement & Language Services representative will be onsite to Enhance your conversation skills through instructor led sessions in a group setting.

About this Library

So what is there to discover?

In 1885, a Mechanic’s Institute was established in Walkerton. To be a member, the head of the household had to purchase a membership. The Mechanic’s Institute was housed in various locations until it was moved to the Victoria Jubilee Hall in 1898.

In the early 1900’s, the town began discussions with the Carnegie Corporation to obtain a grant for a library building, but it wasn’t until 1912 that discussions turned serious.

By the spring of 1913, a grant was obtained from the Carnegie Corporation and construction of the new library building began in the winter of 1913. The new Carnegie library was completed in the spring of 1914.

On July of 1967, the Walkerton Public Library became a branch of the Bruce County Public Library system. The branch library continues to operate in the Carnegie library building to this day.

In 1987, an addition was added to the building. In 2012, there was a small renovation with an expanded staff work area. Upgrades were also made to the children’s and junior’s areas of the library.

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Amenities

Library Features

  • AWE Station(s)
  • Bike Rack
  • Black & White Printing
  • Book Return
  • Energy Monitor Kits
  • Faxing
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • LCD Projector
  • Microfilm Reader and Printer
  • Photocopying
  • Public Use Computers
  • Scanning to USB
  • Sports Equipment Sets

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Counter
  • Accessible Washrooms
  • Elevator
  • High Visibility Keyboard
  • Optical Trackball  Mouse

Become a Member

If you are a Bruce County Resident, you can become a member free of charge by completing a library card application at any of our 17 Branch Library locations.

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