Browser Compatibility Notification
It appears you are trying to access this site using an outdated browser. As a result, parts of the site may not function properly for you. We recommend updating your browser to its most recent version at your earliest convenience.

Welcome to Selwyn Public Library.

Hours of Operation

Bridgenorth Library
P: 705-292-5065
F: 705-292-6695

Mon: 1pm - 5pm
Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: Closed

Ennismore Library
P: 705-292-8022
F: 705-292-8687

Mon, Wed & Fri: 1pm - 5pm
Tues: 10am - 5pm
Thurs: 10am - 2pm & 6pm - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed

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

Tues & Fri: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 2pm
Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun & Mon: Closed

Donate Button

Volunteer

Contacts

Volunteer Program Opportunities 

In 2015,The Selwyn Public Library had 110 volunteers who contributed 18,753 hours to our community. Our 3 New-To-You Stores had 49 volunteers who contributed 5,805 hours to our community.

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


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

Library Related Jobs 

  • 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

Programming

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.

Fundraising

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 Chemung & District Community Care.

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 Chemung & District Community Care.

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.

We also need volunteers to help by raising funds through book sales and  special events.

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 Forms


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 Volunteer Application - Bridgenorth 

Library volunteer Application - Ennismore 

Library Volunteer Application - Lakefield 

Youth Volunteer

Renewed Classics Application (Lakefield)

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)