Programs & Services








Our Babes in Book Land Program will run on WEDNESDAY mornings from Feb 15 - Mar 22 from 10:15 - 11am.

Enjoy stories and fun with your child.

Free for parents/caregivers, babies and toddlers.

Drop by the library on the third Thursday evening of each month for

Open Book Night from 6:30-8:00pm.


Here's how Open Book Night works - it's sort of like a drop-in book club:

- Bring a book, or simply listen in.
- Introduce your book with its title, author, publication date and genre (mystery, memoir, play, etc.)  

Your book can be based on the monthly theme or any book of your choice.
- Tell the group what it's about and why you loved it in 5 min. or less.
- Learn about books that you may enjoy and share with your friends.
- It's all for fun, so all comments will be positive!


March's optional theme: "Sanctuary"

Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:00pm



NEW Evening Hours - The library is now open until 8pm on Thursday evenings.

NEW! All library members now have access to e-books and audio books through our subscription with the Ontario Library Service to Overdrive - an on-line download site with thousands of titles.

Go directly to the Ontario Library Service Download page, to open an account using your library card.  Or go here to find out more. There's a world of reading at your fingertips!

Come on by and get some quick pointers - and start enjoying all that Overdrive has to offer!

Renew Your Books and Place Items on Hold From Home  Did you know that you can log into our on-line catalogue to renew books and dvd's, place items on hold, review your current checked-out items and create your own reading lists from the comfort of your home? To begin, go to our on-line catalogue, and create your account using your membership card number and the password - books.

BookMyne - The App that connects you to your library  BookMyne enables you to locate books, audio, video and other materials from your library. Browse books, place holds, renew your books and dvd's, and be notified when your holds are available for pick-up. Available for your Android and iOS devices.

Monthly TED Talks- New Date and Location Join library volunteers, Bruce Burnett and Mike Howe on the last Wednesday of every month at 12 noon at the Killaloe Library (lower level), for an inspiring and informative TED talk and discussion. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!

Babes in Book Land Reading Program  Our Babes in Book Land program runs every Thursday morning from 10:15 to 11am. Bring your infants and toddlers and join the fun!

Family Museum Passes  Library Members can sign out passes that grant free admission to the following Ottawa Museums: The Canadian Museum of Nature, The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum and the Ottawa Museum Network. Ask about them at the Circulation Desk.

100 Awesome Books to Experience Before High School  Here is a terrific list of children and young adult books to read before high school (or during or after for that matter!) The Killaloe Public Library has about 75 of these 100 awesome books! This list was put together by the staff of the Edmonton Public Library, who gave permission for us to link to it. You will find the list here. Thanks Edmonton Library!

The ABC's of Children's Authors

It's never too early to invest in books for your little ones.  Even infants love the sound of your voice as you read them a nursery rhyme or short story.  If you are a parent, grandparent, relative of any kind or the friend of a wee one, choosing a book can be daunting.  You probably remember the ones you loved as a child, and chances are these classics are still a great choice. But there are also many new children's authors that deserve to be part of any child's library. 

The Killaloe and District Public Library can help you with that. Our Babes in Bookland program has published a great little resource.  Called "The ABC's of Children's Authors", it collects more than 40 recommendations that come out of our five years of reading to little ones at the library.  There are classic authors ( Eric Carle, Margaret Wise Brown), great new authors ( Kathryn Otoshi, Mo Willems), as well as excellent First Nations and Inuit authors.

This guide will help you choose children's books that little ones will want to read again and again, and grown-ups won't tire of !  This $10 coil bound booklet makes a great gift too, and all the proceeds go to the Killaloe and District Public Library to support children's programming. You can purchase the booklet at the library.

Family Literacy Activity Kits

With financial support from the Sarah Badgley Literacy Fund and the Friends of the Killaloe and District Library, the Killaloe Library is happy to announce the arrival of 18 Family Literacy Activity Kits...a new way for family's to learn and have fun.

Family Literacy Activity Kits (FLAK’s) are kits of theme based  books, CD’s, and/or DVD’s, craft suggestions, activities and resources, put together in a carrying case that can be signed out for a one week period by anyone with a Killaloe Public Library membership card.

FLAKS are designed for families of all kinds to enjoy time together as they read, listen to music, sing, and have fun with a craft or activity.

There are 18 FLAK’s to choose from, designed for three age groups; 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12 year olds. The themes range from science themes like bugs and stars and sky, to social themes like bullying and being a being unique. Drop by your library and check out these new ways to enjoy reading and learning!

We thank our fabulous Volunteer Children's Program Coordinator, Cathy Lyons for developing and implementing this valuable initiative!

Inter Library Loans  Library material not available at the Killaloe & District Public Library may be requested through interlibrary loan. A limit of three requests per member may be submitted at one time. For more detailed information, read our Interlibrary Loan Policy.

NEW! Patron self-serve interlibrary loans - place your own interlibrary loan requests from the comfort of your home. More information can be found here. Click here to place your interlibrary loan request.

Internet Access  The Killaloe & District Public Library offers wireless internet service anywhere in the library. Come in with your laptop, relax and enjoy this service! Children’s access to the Internet is the responsibility of parents or guardians. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to monitor their children’s Internet sessions. For more detailed information read our Internet Access Policy.

Free Online Resources  Access to over 10,000 magazine, newspaper and journal articles, free downloads of audio books and e-books, language courses, career training, and much more.

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