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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.


In 2012, the Pelham Historical Society, in partnership with the Pelham Public Library digitized the Pelham Historical Calendars and made them publicly available on the Internet. Find the link on the Pelham Library website or visit This year, student Sean Lewis is returning to preserve information about Pelham high schools. The plan is to scan as many documents and photos as possible to record the history of Pelham high schools, including Fonthill High, Thorold-Fonthill High, and Pelham District High.


For everyone who participated in the Canadian Library Month Quiz, here are the answers. What surprised you?

  1. How many years has the Pelham Public Library been in existence?

a)     50 years

b)     79 years

c)    160 years


  1. What is the name of our branch in Fenwick?

Maple Acre Branch



The Pelham Historical Society calendars are now available on line, thanks to a grant from the Canada Summer Jobs program. Local student Sean Lewis worked hard to scan these "out of print calendars" which were published beginning in 1977. This joint project between The Pelham Historical Society and The Pelham Public Library is hopefully the first of many designed to make the Pelham Historical Society's collection accessible to the wider community.


New in the Catalogue and good news for Overdrive ebook and e-audio book users:

Find our new books quickly: Visit the New Book page to find the latest adult fiction, non-fiction and DVDs and get right to our catalogue to place a reserve. 


Due to an upgrade to the catalogue, you may have to clear your browsing history in order to bring up your Evergreen account. How do I clear my browsing history? 

You are now able to place holds on magazines from home. 


Bending parameters: Will a college/library ILS partnership work for you?

Presentation date: Friday, February 3, 2012.

View presentation.


The Storytime flyer and Just Browsing newsletter is hot off of the press. Check out the awesome programs for the new year.


The Niagara Evergreen Consortium, of which the Pelham Public Library is a member, has been short listed for the prestigious Minister’s Award for Innovation. Presented by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, this award recognizes successful new approaches that demonstrate a positive impact in a community and are of continued value to public libraries.