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 PUBLIC LIBRARY ALL SET FOR MARCH BREAK
DURHAM, ON (February 14, 2018) March Break offers a great bright spot for students and their families – and the Library is all set for that extra leisure time, partnering with other community champions.
On Tuesday, March 13th at 10 am, Team T&J will perform at St. Peter’s & St Paul’s school gym. These popular performers have toured across Canada representing some of the biggest brands in Children's Entertainment, and have performed for events such as the Calgary Stampede, and The CNE. Participants can register at EarlyON Durham’s Facebook page to register online at Eventbrite.
Ayton Branch is holding story time at 10:30 for little ‘uns 0-6 years old, and Durham Branch’s LEGO club is calling “all brick-masters” for its 4 pm session. On Wednesday the 14th, it’s Durham Branch’s turn for the 10am story time for those 0-6 and their caregivers. The St. John’s Babysitter course for 11-13 starts at 9:30 am and runs until 5 pm. Participants must pre-register with the library and pay in advance to secure a place, and bring a lunch, doll and pen with them on the day.
On Thursday, St. Peter’s & St. Paul’s hosts Dance KidsGROOVE with Tyler Boyle. As he says of this high-octane event, his messaging is a part of the magic, with comments to kids like, "You can’t get it wrong” and "We all are different, so you SHOULD look different". Participants can register at EarlyON Durham’s Facebook page to register online at Eventbrite.
At 2 pm on Thursday, Durham Branch hosts Amazing Animals for children 5-12 – crafts and activities about animals. Pre-registration required.
On Friday the 16th , the Durham Branch welcomes the whole family in any time to play a board game Selections include Catan, Uno, Sorry, Ticket to Ride and other favourites, new and old.
And the week wraps up on Seedy Saturday at the Durham Town Hall, March 17th from 10 to 2 for stories, crafts and seed planting for the whole family.
Most programs need pre-registration. These sessions are all free, unless otherwise noted.
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.
West Grey Public Library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the purchase of computers, and IT services.