Autumn/Winter 2022

West Lincoln Public Library

Service updates

box of produceGOOD FOOD BOX Place your orders for fresh and affordable produce either in person at the Smithville Branch (cash only) or online at Purchase a large box for $22 or a smaller box for $17. Orders are taken November 7 to 16 and December 1 to 7. Delivery dates are November 23 and December 14.

Reminder: Libby replaced OverDrive. Libby is now the primary app for library card holders to access our incredible digital collection. Need help making the switch? Call us today!

Transgender Awareness Week

Button Up for Trans Awareness

November 13-19 is Trans Awareness Week! Raise awareness on November 15 @ 2:30 p.m. using a plethora of buttons! Use our button maker to create your own awareness pin and make a rainbow button silhouette to show your pride. Drop-in.

November 18th is Librarian Appreciation Day!

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Join us on November 18th for High-Five a Librarian Day! Show appreciation for your favourite librarians using one of our pre-made hands at the checkout desk. Baked goods will be available for all to enjoy. Generously donated by Foodland, Smithville.


West Lincoln Library December Food Drive

During the month of December give a gift to those in need by donating non-perishable items at any of our branch locations.

All library programs and services during COVID-19 are subject to change based on guidance from the province and public health.

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"It is the mission of West Lincoln Public Library to ensure equitable access to popular and reference materials in a variety of formats, for all members of the community. We are committed to encouraging young children to develop an interest in reading."

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  • Chair: Joan Packham
  • Vice Chair & Council Rep: Cheryl Gannan
  • Judi Kelly
  • Julie Adams
  • Sue Langdon
  • Pat Nelson
  • Karen Parker
  • Wendy Wilson

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Child and Youth Library Programs

Children’s Programs

All Branches

Elf on the Shelf December 1-23 Can you find Bookie, Page and Writer? Everyday until Christmas they will pick a new hiding spot in the library for you to find them! Remember: don’t touch them or they will lose their magic!poppy on uniform


We Remember November 11 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us to make Remembrance Day Poppies and Write a Letter to a Soldier, followed by a story time. Recommended for Preschoolers and Toddlers. Registration required. See website for more details.

A Christmas Crafternoon December 17 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Make special ornaments for your Christmas tree. Recommended for ages 8-12. Registration required



3-D Printer Escape Room December 19 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. The evil Dr. Maker has 3-D printed a jail all around the library! Work together to solve the clues and find the key to the padlock… or be trapped in the library forever! Recommended for ages 8+. Registration required.

Final Countdown! December 30 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. It's the final countdown to 2023! Join us for a paper plate clock craft to help you countdown in style. Followed by a reflective writing activity. Drop-in.


S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays Every other Saturday from September 3 to November 26 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m A science, technology, engineering, art, and math program recommended for children ages 8-12. Registration required. Program will resume in January.

Merry Grinchmas! December 3 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Make a Grinch-themed woodcraft Christmas decoration to hang in your window or on your tree. Recommended for ages 6-10. Registration required.

Teen and Tween Programs @ Smithville Branch

Cosplay Club Monday November 7 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Last meeting for 2022! Don’t miss out! Club will resume in January. Registration required.

Teen Book Club Monday November 21 from 4-5 p.m. November title is Every Hidden Thing by Kenneth Oppel. Available in branch or download in ebook and audiobook formats from Libby. Registration required.

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Break-In Bags! Starting December 1 Use the clues to help Santa unlock his sack containing your Christmas present! New bags monthly

Cool Custom Gifts Tuesday December 13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m Come try our Cricut Maker and learn how to make cool stickers and decals to customize any gift. Must bring a gift to customize. Registration required.

Adult Programs


DIY Pet Projects November 4 from 11:00-12:00 p.m. Get crafty with some DIY projects for your pet! November’s project is No-Sew Sweaters. Please bring an old fleecy sweater or pants, as well as your pet’s measurements. Registration required.


Knitting Circle Wednesdays from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Beginner and skilled knitters and crocheters are invited to attend this weekly social knitting group. Registration required.Old sewing machine

Smithville Stitchers First and third Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Beginner and skilled quilters are invited to attend this monthly friendship-building program. Registration required. See website for more details.

Christmas with Cricut Tuesday December 1 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Introducing the Cricut Maker! Part of our brand-new MakerSpace! The Cricut Maker is a cutting and drawing machine that will help you take your Christmas card game to a whole new level. No experience necessary. Recommended for adults and seniors. Registration required. Limited space.


Internet Safety: Online Holiday Shopping Wednesday November 2 @ 10:30 a.m. Learn some safety tips to help avoid the common pitfalls of online shopping, especially during the busy holiday season. Drop-in.

Seed Savers Club Thursday November 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Windowsill Gardens. Members will discuss growing micro grains and herbs to use in your everyday cooking. Thursday December 8 @ 6:30 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring preserved vegetation from their gardens to create holiday centrepieces and décor.

Virtual Programming

Katie Cyr

Holiday Tea and Chocolate Friday November 25 @ 6:30 p.m. With only one month until Christmas we invite you to join us for a virtual Tea and Chocolate program featuring tea sommelier Katie Cyr from Monarch Tea Co. The focus will be on holiday themed tea and chocolate pairings. A Zoom link will be provided for you to join at home or you are welcome to come join us at the Smithville branch. Cost per participant is $10. Supplies pick up will occur one week before the program. Registration required.

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Painting with Anna Barnhart Tuesday December 6 @ 6 p.m. Join us virtually or inperson at our Caistorville branch to paint a no brush winter landscape with Anna Barnhart from Dabblebag Art. Registration required for in-person attendees. Zoom link will be provided one week prior to the event. See website for more details.

Holiday Reads!

Home Sweet Christmas book cover  The Christmas Spirit book cover  The Christmas Postcards book cover  Twelve Topsy-Turvy, Very Messy Days of Christmas book cover  The Matzah Ball book cover 

The Grumpy Reindeer book cover  Latkes and Applesauce book cover  Feasts and Festivals Around the World book cover  The Christmas Clash book cover  My True Love Gave to Me book cover 

Library Branch Hours

Caistorville Branch

front of Caistorville branch9549 York Street, Caistorville, ON
Tuesday & Wednesday - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Monday, Thursday & Sunday

Smithville Branch

front of Smithville branch177 West Street, Smithville, ON
Monday & Friday - 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Sunday

Wellandport Branch

front of Wellandport branch5042 Canborough Road, Wellandport, ON
Tuesday & Thursday - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Monday, Friday & Sunday

December 24, 25, 26, 31 & January 1