Welcome to the West Grey Public Library
Located in the heart of Grey County, our four locations are at your service. Once you have your library card the possibilities are endless! Use your library card at any of our buildings in Durham, Elmwood, Neustadt and Ayton!
A VISIT Will Get You Thinking
February 17 - 24... at the Library
Saturday, Feb. 17 - Durham - No Tech Training Today
Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Ayton - Story Time @ 10:30am
Durham - Valentines Party @ 4pm & Teen Canvas Painting @ 6:30pm
Wednesday, Feb. 21 - Durham - Story Time @ 10am
Thursday, Feb. 22 - Neustadt - Eve Book Club @ 5:30pm
Durham - Book Club @ 7pm
Friday, Feb. 23 - Durham - Knitting @ 1:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 24 - Durham - Tech Training @ 12:30-2:30pm
Current & Upcoming Events
Find the entries to our Library Poetry Contest 2017 by Clicking here.
News at Your Library
WEST GREY LIBRARIES OFFER GREAT FREE OR LOW-COST PROGRAMS
WEST GREY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHANGES
Durham, ON (January 16, 2018) As a result of the West Grey Council 2018 budget allocation, West Grey Public Library must limit its hours of service to the community in 2018. This affects all four branches in the municipality. Regrettably, this follows a successful year of increased patronage and programming, especially demonstrated at the Neustadt and Durham locations. In order to maintain the current level of service with no additional frills, a budget increase of 6.5% was required, an actual cost of $18,204. West Grey Council required a 2% increase, which would not cover current operation costs. A reduction of 8 staffing hours per week was the only solution. As well, Neustadt and the main Durham Branch will be closed Saturdays on long weekends in 2018, and there will be adjustments to adult programming. In a time when the community is enthusiastically embracing its public library and utilizing the free-shared resources, access to these facilities is unfortunately being restricted.
Library Board Chairman, Tim Dyck commented, “As our population increases and evolves, more is expected of libraries, multi-faceted centres of learning and culture. The board is not pleased to have to limit hours, and we ask our patrons for patience as we create efficiencies and advocate for a more advantageous funding formula. The future Council will have to weigh the obvious benefits of a healthy library with the means to provide for them. ”
New Branch Hours 2018
Elmwood Thursday 3-7pm
Ayton Tuesday 11:30-2:30 & 3-7pm, Friday 10-3pm
Neustadt Thursday 10:30-1:30 & 2-7pm, Sat 11-3pm
Durham Tuesday & Thursday 10-8pm,
Wednesday & Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 11-3pm
West Grey Public Library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the purchase of computers, and IT services.