Merrickville Public Library

Ingles, Ernie; Sivak, Allison
August 2003
Feliciter;2003, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p209
The article presents an overview of Merrickville Public Library of Merrickville village, Ontario, which is the best preserved heritage village of Canada. Today's library is the former home of the Pearsons, one of the village's original settling families who built the house in the 1890's. The picturesque building is red brick, with white gingerbread trim and steep gables. Each summer, Merrickville participates in a province-wide reading program, partnering with local businesses in offering incentives for children to read. When it came time to get connected and provide computers and Internet access, the library raised funds for a computer. Fundraising is always a challenge, but the Friends of the Library have provided steady support, organizing plant sales and raffles. Between administration, reader's advisory and reference, and technology training, the librarian, Mary Kate, in a small institution must be a generalist, serving a diversity of needs. The strong sense of community connection and the support from a variety of residents in Merrickville Wolford and Montague help to make this library many things to many people.


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