"To enrich community life by fostering the joy and love of reading, encouraging life-long learning and providing a welcoming environment for the community."
Otonabee - South Monaghan Public Library:
Will have programs for all ages.
Will nurture and foster the joy of reading in children.
Will promote literacy.
Will have a current, broad collection of up-to-date fiction and non fiction materials.
Will provide current technology-not just books.
The library will be the center of the community, a popular community spot that is both accessible, welcoming and safe.
Will be fiscally responsible and generously funded.
Aspires to be a valued community partner that contributes by informing and inspiring its citizenry.
What We Do
The Otonabee – South Monaghan Public Library provides services for over 7,200 residents of Otonabee – South Monaghan Township. Branches are located in Keene, Stewart Hall and Bailieboro.
The library offers material in many formats that meet the needs for recreational interests and leisure reading. This service responds to the community's need for pleasurable leisure time activities for individuals and families.
The library provides an important community place that encourages people to meet and interact.
The library provides services that address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development. We also strive to support families with fostering a life long love of books; and a desire to learn in children that will help them live productive and satisfying lives.
The library reaches out to its neighbours and partners to support its mission and vision. The library aspires to be a valued community partner that contributes by informing and inspiring it's citizenry.
Through the Learning Centre (Keene Branch) and the two other Branches, the library provides ten computer terminals with various hardware peripherals and software packages for patrons to take courses, one-to-one tutoring, use the internet, carry out personal activities and act as a download station for e-Books.
Pre-School Story Time
Our pre-school story time at the Gayle Nelson Keene Library has grown in leaps and bounds. We offer wonderful themes, silly songs and fun crafts throughout the year. It is also an outlet for parents to meet and socialize with other parents.
Seniors Monthly Programming
We provide monthly workshops to help encourage and educate seniors with computers, social media, tablets, health/wellness, and crafting as well as social time.
Outreach- Day Care Centers
Northern Lights Day Care visits our library three times a week.
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- About Us
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- Inter Library Loan
- 55+ Monthly Programs
- Art in the Library
- OSM Story Time Blog
- Learning Centre
- Keene Book Club
- Events - Fundraising
- Two Small Rooms
- The Boutique
- The Book Nook
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- Local Events and Links
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