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
October 20-27... at the Library
Saturday, Oct. 20 - Durham - Tech Training @ 12:30
Tuesday, Oct. 23 - Ayton - Storytime @ 10am
Durham - Tween/Teen Taste Challenge @ 6:30pm
Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Durham - Story Time @ 10am
& Awesome Autumn @ 4pm
Thursday, Oct. 25 - Elmwood - Awesome Autumn - 4:30pm
Friday, Oct. 26- Durham - Knitting @ 1:30pm
& Babysitting Course (Arena) @ 8:30am
Saturday, Oct. 27 - Durham - Tech Training @ 12:30
Current & Upcoming Events
Find the entries to our Library Poetry Contest 2017 by Clicking here.
News at Your Library
Visit your West Grey Library during Ontario Public Library Week
WEST GREY, Ontario – October is Canadian Library Month and the week of October 14-20 is Ontario Public Library Week. West Grey Library is celebrating with contests, prizes and interactive events.
Recognizing the value libraries bring to their communities, West Grey Council passed the declaration of Ontario Public Library Week at the October 15 Council meeting.
“Strong libraries contribute to strong communities,” said West Grey Chief Librarian Kim Storz. “When you consider the role libraries play in life-long learning, this year’s theme – ‘a visit will get you thinking’ – is a great call to action to visit, or revisit, your local library.”
To celebrate Ontario Public Library Week, all branches of the West Grey Library are asking the public to share their personal stories of how libraries have made a difference in their lives.
All branches are also participating in a “spine poet” contest. Books are lined up so the spine titles make a poem, sentence or story and patrons build on the story by adding more spines.
“The spine poet contest is a fun, interactive way to get involved,” said Sarah Watts Branch Librarian. “We never know where the story will go, which is part of the fun. And, of course, what’s a contest without prizes? We encourage everyone to stop by your local branch, get involved and you may just win one of the books we are giving away.”
More information is also available on the West Grey Library website and the Ontario Library Association website.
Winner of the West Grey Reads!
West Grey Library CEO and Chief Librarian Kim Storz proudly holds the winning library voucher.
Kim Storz, CEO and Chief Librarian for West Grey Library was excited to learn about the victory. "Our customers really like to support Canadian books," said Storz as she accepted her prize, adding that the contest did a fabulous job of promoting these five Grey County Reads books as evidenced by their popularity, often with waiting lists filled for each of the titles.
West Grey Public Library gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for the purchase of computers, and IT services.