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April 14, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Open Hours

This is your chance to win some great gifts and support the library at the same time. Themed gift baskets, artwork, tickets, and more at the Fonthill Branch. Sign up for a number at the front desk to get in on the fun.

Bidding begins Mon., April 14 at 10 a.m and ends Friday, May 2 at 4 p.m. 

April 8, 2014

In 1959, Ron Bowman quit his job as a reporter and bought a 150cc Lambretta scooter intending to ride from Thorold all the way to South America. Three weeks before the trip, he was utterly smitten by a beautiful young woman. The farther south he rode, the more he began to feel that he had made a horrible mistake and had left the woman of his dreams behind. He finally he asked her fly to Mexico City, marry him, and continue on to South America.



Fonthill, Ontario. January 17th, 2014. At their regular meeting on January 15th, 2014, the Town of Pelham Library Board of Trustees voted on the twelve recommendations included in the Library Facilities Strategic Review, Fall 2013. Prior to the Board’s decisions, several community members and Councillor Rybiak made appeals to save the Maple Acre Branch.


Check out the great events for March Break listed in the Events section, under Programs for Everyone, Kids, Events on the website or download the March Break Flyer. All programs are suitable for everyone, but only particpants over 5 can be present without a supervising parent.

All programs must be registered and payed for in person.

No refunds available for missed programs due to demand.

Register early to avoid disappointment.


The Town of Pelham final Library Facilities Strategic Review (Performance Concepts) which had been presented to Town Council is now available.

Stara Facility Review February 2013

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Get matched with a volunteer tech tutor for one-to-one help. Suited for beginners. We can help with web browsing; searching;  webmail account set-up and management; e-readers, e-books and audiobooks from your library; Facebook, Twitter, and other social media; You Tube; managing, editing and sharing your digital photos online. Includes use of laptop or BYOG (bring your own gadget). $5.00 per 1/2 hour. 

*Please note that you must be registered ahead and paid to reserve your place and that a waiver must be signed at the desk before meeting with the volunteers.

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Join Marcia as she leads you through a number of different types of meditations for stress relief and focus. Great for beginners and those who have meditated before. For fun, learn what the symbols from your creative visualization mean. Please bring a pen and notebook with you.Cost is $3.00. Please register ahead. 


The Town of Pelham Public Library recently participated in an operational review.

Effective January 2, 2014, in an effort to stay fiscally responsible, we will be reducing our operating hours to bring us in line with other Ontario public libraries of similar-sized populations.

Fonthill Branch


The Pelham Historical Society is pleased to announce an expansion to its online collection. This year we were again able to hire Sean Lewis under the Canada Summer Jobs Program of the Federal Government, and we decided to put some of the early issues of the Pelham District High School magazine, the Pnyx, on line. The school was started in Fenwick in 1922 as a continuation school with eight students, and became a high school in 1949.


The Pelham Library announced today that Stephanie Stowe, Library CEO and Director since 2001, has advised the Board of Directors of her intention to retire.

Stephanie originally joined the Pelham Public Library from Sault Ste Marie and has been instrumental in expanding the book collections available to residents and students at the Fonthill and Maple Acre branches. The various children’s and seniors' programs offered through the library also grew under Stephanie’s management.