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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.


Overdrive has changed. It is now a lot easier to use and has a much cleaner look. To see an overview of some of the changes, check the video.

A Digital Book Tour is also available.

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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



October 1st marks the beginning of Canadian Public Library Month with the theme of “Libraries Connect.” The Pelham Public Library is already celebrating with displays, cake, a quiz contest, and much more. Check the display directly inside the Fonthill Branch for some interesting facts about the Pelham Library then and now.


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. 


World Book Inventions and Discoveries

A new database has been added to our collection. Information, lesson plans, interactive media, and other resources on the topic of "Inventions and Discoveries" is now available. Topics include: Agriculture, Architecture and Engineering, Astronomy, Communication, Economics, Industry and Manufacturing, Mathematics, Medicine, Personal and Household Items, The Arts, Transportation and Warfare.