Outreach / Extension Services

Are you unable to leave your homedue to an illness or medical condition (short term orlong term)? Have no other options to receive librarymaterials? If you reside within the Town of Renfrew, including oneof Renfrew’s senior residences or long-term carefacilities, we can deliver books (including large print),audio books and/or movies to you!

Creative Aging – Nutritional Courses

The Renfrew Public Library will be hosting local nutritionist Melissa Verch to share her knowledge in our next Creative Aging Program. Topics covered over the four classes include healthy plate model, balanced snacks, budget friendly meal plans, cooking for one or two and guilt free food for festivities during the holidays. Classes will be Friday,Continue reading “Creative Aging – Nutritional Courses”

Remembrance Day Special Exhibit

The library will be hosting a Remembrance Day Special Exhibit Thursday November 17th @ 5:00 PM by Sue McSheffrey. A display from the McDougall Mill Museum will come to life for this one-of-a-kind tribute to an eighteen year-old from Renfrew who died during the Battle of the Somme in World War I. The exhibit curatorContinue reading “Remembrance Day Special Exhibit”

ScotiaBank Giller Prize 2022

Congratulations Suzette Mayr, for winning the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize! On November 7th, 2022, Suzette Mayr was named the winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel, The Sleeping Car Porter. Authors named in the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist are:Kim Fu for her short story collection, Lesser-Known Monsters of the 21st Century,Continue reading “ScotiaBank Giller Prize 2022”

Book Lovers Day

Saturday, November 5th10:00AM to 2:00PMAudience 4-10yrs/Family Drop in to celebrate all things Book Lovers enjoy! Book Prize Draw, Guessing Contest, Bookmarks, Book Bags, Authors & More… Special Guest Appearance at 11:00am by Lawrie Barton Local author of To Catch a Sunbeam and other poems! Registration is Required! Call 613-432-8151 ext. 611, email sklinck@renfrewlibrary.ca or registerContinue reading “Book Lovers Day”

First Nations Public Library Week

FNPLW OCtober 3rd – October 7th, 2022 Bekaa, Bzindaachagan | Wait and Listen Since 2000, First Nation public libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October to coincide with Canadian Library Month. FirstContinue reading “First Nations Public Library Week”

October is Canadian Library Month!

All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. More than just a place to find books, libraries promote cultural awareness, engage in the community, provide educational programs, support freedom of expression and so much more. This year’s theme is :  “One card,Continue reading October is Canadian Library Month!

Ontario Parks Passes

Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Borrow one of our provincial parks passes from the Beyond Books Collection! These passes provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants at more than 100 provincial parks. Passes are not reservable for advanced dates, and as such must be picked up within 24 hours of reservation.Continue reading “Ontario Parks Passes”