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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.


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


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.


Apple released iOS 7 yesterday. When an existing OverDrive Media Console (OMC) user upgrades to iOS 7, the app will fail when trying to open a DRM-protected eBook. New or first time users of OMC are unaffected by this issue.


The issue is being resolved but in the meantime, here are immediate remedies:


We welcome Amy Guilmette to the position of Deputy CEO.  Amy has worked as a librarian in the U.S. and Alberta. She graduated with a library degree from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and has worked as a librarian in a supervisory capacity for both public and academic libraries. Her extensive public library experience will be great asset to the Pelham Public Library.  Amy is happy to return to the Niagara Region where she grew up. She is originally from Fort Erie and has lived in Welland so is familiar with the Pelham area. Please welcome Amy next time you are in.


Registration must be done in person. 

Maple Acre Book Club - last Tues. at 11 a.m.

55 & Better Book Club - 4th Wed. at 10 a.m.

Monday Book Club – 2nd Mon. at 2 p.m.

Wednesday Book Club – 3rd  Wed. at 7 p.m.

Space is limited to 10 people. Register for the year for $45.


You can opt to see your borrowing and holds history.  Log into "My Account", select the "Account Preferences" tab, select the "Search and History Preferences" tab and check the appropriate boxes.  You will be able to see your history from that date forward.


Due to a change in Apple’s privacy policies, OverDrive had to make changes to the way it handles licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.  As a result, you may be prompted to re-authorize your Adobe ID. Audiobook users that have only partially downloaded an audiobook will need to return to the library bookshelf to download any missing parts.  Please see the following articles for patron assistance: