Please SCROLL DOWN to SPECIAL EVENTS to read current announcements about events and activities that are scheduled to begin on Walker’s Point at the Community Centre and/or The Library.
BOOK DONATIONS: The volunteer librarians have been finding many book donations, left at the Book Drop-Off Box. We appreciate your well intended deliveries however we are limited to the amount of books we are able to accept. Unless your collection has been approved by a volunteer librarian, we suggest that you continue your benevolent journey to the Gravenhurst Public Library. Its space is hugely larger and can accommodate many more books. The alternate outcome could also be the GPL Book Sale. Unfortunately our Little Library has SPACE CONSTRAINTS but we thank you for your generous gestures!
Hello there! Thank you for your interest in our library website! You are invited to visit our community library located in the Walker’s Point Community Centre on Walker’s Point Road (#30), east of Hwy 169. Your library will be open and ready for you, following the Winter Hours Schedule until the end of June. After July 1st, the Summer Hours Schedule takes effect until the Thanksgiving Weekend.
Our library has designated shelves for our newest books as well as alcoves that hold our extensive collection of DVDS and audio books as well as a large collection of pocket books. In addition to our collection of adult fiction, we also have books and DVDS for children, juniors and young adults as well as selections of adult non-fiction books including books about Muskoka.
The WiFi that is available now serves both the library as well as the community hall. To connect from inside or outside the building, look for the public MLSHotspot option and follow the easy steps to connect. A laptop is found on the 2-person workstation that is located at the back wall. It is available to be used by any library member. The library is happy to announce that wireless printing of documents continues to be possible and that an iPad is now available to be used while at the library. If a member requires the installation of an App, the member must consult a librarian.
Below are the New Groups that are being created and Special Events that are being planned for the near future. Details regarding the Children’s Summer Programme will be found under the Children’s Programme tab.
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP: Thanks to all who came out, ready to beautify!
MAY 12: 9:00 am -12 Noon
Volunteers are asked to meet at the WPCCentre to pick up their garbage bags! Cookies and juice will be available before our missions commence!
OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL: The group is getting larger!! We now have an indoor net and court markers to play inside in the hall!!
Every Tuesday starting May 22: 9:30 am -11:00 am
The outside tennis courts have been marked to also define a pickleball court! Come be a player or an observer! Minimum of 2 players are needed to play a game. If possible, bring a pickleball racket and an outside ball. There’s a good chance rackets and a ball can be retrieved from the closed library.
WALK THE TRAILS:Trail 1 is being cleaned up and clearly marked for individuals or groups to enjoy!
Every Thursday starting May 24: 3:00 pm -5:00 pm
A leader will meet walkers and together, they will discuss which trail to hike that begins from and ends at the Community Centre front door!
VOLUNTEER LIBRARIAN’S “WELCOME BACK” LUNCHEON: The plans for this luncheon have been altered. Please contact Jan Getson for details!
Saturday, June 23: 11:30 am – 3:00pm
Calling all Volunteer Librarians! Please come and enjoy a Welcome Back Luncheon that will be hosted by the WPCL Board! Come and meet with your fellow volunteers! This time will also give you the opportunity to see what’s new in the Library! Detailed invitations will follow!
WPC LIBRARY SUMMER CELEBRATION
Saturday, July 14: 12:00 Noon -3:00 pm
Come and enjoy the summer Saturday afternoon celebration and enjoy time with friends and delicious cake!
WPCL AUGUST GUEST EVENT:
Thursday, August 9: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Our library guests will include Therapeutic Dogs of Canada: TEAM MUSKOKA
This event is open to the community at large! The library is
also hoping to have a visit with WATER FRIENDS!
BEGINNERS’ HAND QUILTING AFTERNOON
Every Wednesday starting October 3: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm. Come join the group and learn how to hand quilt…with a lovely cup of tea and friend by your side! Beginners will feel very welcomed!
The Library Board is very grateful of all volunteers! We appreciate the time that is generously offered over the seasons. The Library’s intentions to extend its open hours during the summer and to increase its service requires a larger group of volunteers. If you feel you are able to take a shift at the library, please contact the library during library hours at 705-687-9965 or email at: email@example.com. Your help will be greatly appreciated by the community. One of our librarians or board members will be happy to show you the procedures. They are basic and simple. Thank you in advance!
Book and Financial DONATIONS:
We hope that when you visit the library this season that you will be pleased with the additions to our collection of both books and DVD’s.
The volunteer librarians have been finding many book donations, left at the Book Drop-Off Box. We appreciate your well intended deliveries however we are limited to the amount of books we are able to accept. Unless your collection has been approved by a volunteer librarian, we suggest that you continue your benevolent journey to the Gravenhurst Public Library. Its space is hugely larger and can accommodate many more books. The alternate outcome could also be the GPL Book Sale. Unfortunately our Little Library has SPACE CONSTRAINTS but we thank you for your generous gestures.
As you know, the Township of Muskoka Lakes matches your donated dollars. It will issue a tax receipt for donations in excess of $20. Any donation cheque can be made out to the “Township of Muskoka Lakes, Walker’s Point Library”. Thank you so much for your generous intentions! Please mail your cheque to our treasurer: Pat Young, 1350 Walker’s Point Road, Gravenhurst, ON P1P 1R2
In Appreciation! The Walker’s Point Community Library Board Members
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