Events

  • Dec02

    Financial Literacy Workshop

    United Way Bruce Grey Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Sharon Safra will be running a Financial Literacy Workshop series at the Walkerton Branch. December 2, session: Increase cashflow and Manage debt. Registration is required.

  • Dec06

    Learn to Code Week Activity

    Join us at the Walkerton Branch take part in a fun coding activity! No experience necessary. Registration is required.

  • Dec07

    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. Suitable for ages 0-4.

  • Dec08

    Movie

    Miss it at the theatre! come watch it with us at the library. ‘Boundaries’, starring Christopher Plummer, tells the story of a scheming pot-dealing grandfather who is thrown out of his retirement home. His daughter Laura then agrees to drive him across country along with her teenage son Henry. the trip veers off course when Jack decides to make a couple of ‘stops’.

  • Dec08

    Tween Club

    Looking for something to do after school? come out to our Tween club and learn new things, make stuff, meet other kids and have fun! We will be Decorating Christmas sugar cookies! Registration is required. Suitable for ages 9 – 13.

  • Dec09

    Financial Literacy Program

    United Way Bruce Grey Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Sharon Safra will be running a Financial Literacy series. Attend the workshop and have the opportunity to meet-one-on-one with Sharon to discuss financial questions. Registration is required.

    November 25: Building Savings and Wealth
    December 2: Increase Cash Flow and Manage Debt
    December 9: Preparing with Proper Protection
    December 16: Understanding Asset Accumulation Strategies
    January 13: Fulfilling Long-Term Goals
    January 20: Preserving Your Wealth and Estate
  • Dec09

    Financial Literacy Program

    United Way Bruce Grey Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Sharon Safra will be running a Financial Literacy series. Attend the workshop and have the opportunity to meet-one-on-one with Sharon to discuss financial questions. Registration is required.

    November 25: Building Savings and Wealth
    December 2: Increase Cash Flow and Manage Debt
    December 9: Preparing with Proper Protection
    December 16: Understanding Asset Accumulation Strategies
    January 13: Fulfilling Long-Term Goals
    January 20: Preserving Your Wealth and Estate
  • Dec09

    Financial Literacy Workshop

    United Way Bruce Grey Financial Literacy Program Coordinator Sharon Safra will be running a Financial Literacy Workshop series at the Walkerton Branch. December 9 session: Preparing with proper protection. Registration is required.

  • Dec14

    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. Suitable for ages 0-4.

  • Dec15

    Book Club

    Join fellow readers as we discuss a different book each month. New members welcome. Please register in advance.

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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