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Welcome to Selwyn Public Library.

Hours of Operation

**Starting August 17th, 2020**

Bridgenorth Library
836 Charles St.
P: 705-292-5065
F: 705-292-6695
Mon 10am - 2pm
Wed 2pm - 6pm
Thurs 12pm - 3pm

Ennismore Library
551 Ennis Rd.
P: 705-292-8022
F: 705-292-8687
Tues 10am - 1pm
Thurs 4pm - 6pm

Lakefield Library
8 Queen St.

P: 705-652-8623
F: 705-652-8878

Tues 10am - 2pm
Wed 10am - 2pm
Thurs 3pm - 7pm

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In 2019,The Selwyn Public Library had 170+ volunteers who contributed 18,265 hours to our community. Our 3 New-To-You Stores had 58 volunteers who contributed 5,216 hours to our community.

Your community would not be the same without the hard work and dedication of these wonderful volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are delighted that you are interested in volunteering at our library.  We  have many different tasks in the library and would like to make the best use of your special skills & talents.  We ask you to print out and complete an application form and submit it to the place you wish to volunteer.  Prior to final acceptance, all applicants must provide  an original Criminal Records Check.

Library Positions & Library Program Positions
Youth Volunteers
Fundraising (New-to-You stores, Book Sales, etc.)        


Library Volunteer Positions:

Library Volunteer Application - Bridgenorth 

Library volunteer Application - Ennismore 

Library Volunteer Application - Lakefield 

  • Circulation and renewal of library items  
  • Reservations of library materials for patrons
  • Process new memberships
  • Contact patrons regarding overdue materials
  • Shelf returned items
  • Shelf reading and straightening
  • Catalogue new items
  • Repair materials
  • Help others with Internet computers
  • Assist patrons in locating materials
  • Perform interlibrary loan duties
  • Pull items needing repair


We are looking for volunteers who are interested in sharing their interests and skills with others.  Some programming ideas include,

  • Helping others use computers for word processing, email or searching the Internet.
  • Sharing your gardening, cooking, craft, decorating, etc. skills with others.
  • Sharing your knowledge of travel, financial planning, music, health care, etc.


Book Sales

Volunteers are need for our book sales. Some of the duties include: sorting, display, day-of support, and clean-up. To volunteer at a book sale, please contact the branch librarian. 

Emily, Bridgenorth Librarian

Sarah, Ennismore Librarian

Kacie, Lakefield Librarian 

New-To-You Stores 

Volunteers are needed to sort, display and sell donated items at our three used clothing shops.

The Causeway Treasure Trove sells giftware as well as good quality clothing and is  located on Ward Street next door to the OPP office. Proceeds from this site are  divided equally with Community Care Chemung. Causeway Treasure Trove and Ennismore Thrift Store  Application (Bridgenorth and Ennismore) Please check in the box next to New To You and enter the name of the  store in which you wish to work in the comments section.

The Thrift Shop is located in the former Ennismore Municipal Building in the Ennismore Recreation Complex where good quality used clothing is sold.   Proceeds from this site are divided equally with Community Care Chemung. Causeway Treasure Trove and Ennismore Thrift Store  Application  (Bridgenorth and Ennismore) Please check in the box next to New To You and enter the name of the  store in which you wish to work in the comments section.

Renewed Classics, which is located in the former Lakefield Municipal  Building, sells good quality used clothing and books. All proceeds from this site benefit the library. Renewed Classics Application (Lakefield)

Youth Volunteers

Summer Children's Program. Our Summer reading program is sure to be a blast  as kids ages 4 to 12 meet at the library for stories, games, crafts and fun.  You can gain valuable volunteer hours by helping our children's summer program coordinator run the program.  The program runs from July to the end of August. Youth must have completed Grade 8 to volunteer. Fill out the application form below and drop it off at your local branch.

Click here to print a Youth Volunteer Application Form 

What Our Volunteers Say...

  • Being new to the community, I found volunteering to be a great way to make new friends!
  • It's a great way to give something back to your community.
  • I love having the opportunity to see the new materials when they first arrive.
  • It's a great way to gain new skills in a welcoming environment.


Application for Appointment to the Selwyn Public Library Board

Are you interested in supporting your local library? Do you want to make a difference in your community? 

The Township of Selwyn invites applications for the position of Library Board member for the 2019-2022 Board. This position is voluntary but receives a small honorarium on an annual basis.

Interested applicants should submit a completed application form, along with a completed Criminal Reference Check by Noon on December 21, 2018. 

Board Application

Letter for Criminal Record Check

Criminal Record Check