The idea for the Wellandport
Public Library was officially initiated with the Wellandport Women's Institute
in September 1972, though according to some records it was discussed months
earlier. A letter from the Women's Institute was sent to the West Lincoln
Council asking it were possible for a library to be established in the
village of Wellandport. The next step was a meeting involving the West
Lincoln Public Library Board, community organizations and citizens of
the town. Financial support came from local organizations such as the
Women's Institute, Forresters, Pony Club and a Young People's Walkathon.
In the spring of 1973, a branch library of the West Lincoln Public Library
was opened in the village of Wellandport. Since 1973 the Wellandport Branch
has grown in it's circulation and membership. It has changed locations
with each step in it's growth.
the Wellandport Public Library is part of the community centre in Wellandport.
The library has hardcover and paperback books, magazines and pamphlets,
Dutch language books, literacy material, VHS videocassettes, children's
musical cassettes, children's books and cassettes. In addition to that
there are computers available for public access to the Internet. We have
a photocopy machine and printer which is networked to the computers. There
is a charge for each printout or copy made.
Wellandport Public Library (entrance is pictured left) is located
at the Wellandport Community Centre.
||Numerous children's programs
take place at the library including a children's story time and a
summer reading program.