West Lincoln Public Library

January & February 2022 Newsletter

Service updates

Effective January 5, 2022, Smithville branch of the West Lincoln Public Library will remain open with limited capacity for in-person browsing, computer usage, and curbside pick-up. Wellandport and Caistorville branches will be open for curbside pick-up only and will be temporarily closed for in-person service. All curbside pick-up is by appointment only.

Mi Fi hotspot

Hotspots available for lending! Borrow a mobile hotspot at any branch and start accessing the internet anywhere for free. Devices are holdable, but not renewable; borrow for up to 1 week.

Coming soon!

Borrow Nintendo Switch Games from the WLPL

We’ve recently purchased several Nintendo Switch games and are in the process of getting them ready for the shelves!

Did you know that you can already borrow Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, XBOX ONE, and other games through LiNC? Reserve some games today!

Switch games, Animal Crossing, Zelda, Minecraft, Donkey Kong Country, Mariokart 8

Tea & Chocolate with Sommelier Katie Cyr

Welcome to the magical world of enticing tea and chocolate pairings!

tea and chocolate

This interactive workshop delves into the mysterious and fascinating world of tea, while giving you lovingly curated hands-on tools and tea to enjoy at home during this 45 minute-long virtual workshop.

A specialty tea and chocolate kit can be purchased for $10—due at time of registration.

Thursday, February 10 @ 2:00 p.m.

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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."


    West Lincoln Library Board
  • 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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Library Programs

All virtual programs require registration and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated.

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

Children’s Programs

Paper cup snow man

Children’s Author Event for Family Literacy Day January 27 @ 9:30 a.m. Visit with two Canadian children’s authors as they discuss their latest titles, the writing process, and their themes of sports, Canada Summer Games and Canadian athletes.

Grab And Gos! Mondays January 3, 17 & 31, February 14 & 28 Drop by any branch to pick up a new children’s grab and go craft/activity kit while quantities last.

Teen Programs

Creative Writing Club Mondays January 17, February 14 & March 21 @ 6:30 p.m. Writing prompts, exercises and meaningful discussions lead by an experienced creative-writing coach.

Teen Book Club Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m. - January 27 White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson. February 24 Furyborn by Claire Legrand. Copies of the book club titles are available from the Smithville Branch and possibly in ebook and/or audiobook format through Overdrive.

Adult Programs

Adult Book Club Fridays @ 2:00 p.m. - January 14 Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid February 11 Guest List by Lucy Foley. Copies available at the Smithville Branch one month prior to the book club meeting, and possibly in ebook and audiobook format through Overdrive.

Financial Literacy Series Wednesdays @ 6:00 p.m. Hosted by the Credit Counselling Society January 26 Holiday Money Hangover February 23 Ending the Financial Feud—Love and Money.

Honouring Heritage Seeds Wednesday March 2 @ 6:00 p.m. With Terrylynn Brant of the Mohawk Seedkeepers Group.

Knitting Circle Wednesdays @ 1:30 p.m. A social knitting circle for beginner and skilled knitters and crocheters. Tech help available for those new to virtual meeting software.

Wolfpack with Author Peter Edwards Wednesday January 17 @ 6:00 p.m. This organized-crime author’s newest book, The Wolfpack, tells the story of Mexican drug cartel living in Niagara.

Yoga for the Grieving Heart Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m. - February 10, 17 & 24, March 10, 24 & 31 A 6-week group focusing on breath work and gentle movements to help you move with and through your grief. This group is intended for all individuals grieving the death of a loved one. No yoga experience is needed. To register, email Jenn at jjowlabar@mcnallyhousehospice.com or call 905-309-4013 ext. 32.

Special Event

Freedom to Read Week February 22 to 26 Come in and see how we’re celebrating our Freedom to Read!


What West Lincoln Read in 2021!

    The Most Read Children’s Book
  1. Compass of the Stars by Thea Stilton
  2. Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
  3. Grime and Punishment by Dav Pilkey
    The Most Read Young Adult Novel
  1. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by S. Collins
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
    The Most Read Adult Novel
  1. The Four Winds by Kristen Hannah
  2. Last One Home by Debbie Macomber
  3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
    The Most Read Non-fiction Book
  1. My Year of Living Spiritually by Anne Bokma
  2. Guinness World Records 2021
  3. The LEGO Play Book
    The Most Watched DVD
  1. Game of Thrones: Season 7
  2. The LEGO Ninjago Movie
  3. Downton Abbey

Library Branch Hours

Caistorville Branch

front of Caistorville branch9549 York Street, Caistorville, ON
905-692-4290; caistorville@westlincolnlibrary.ca
Tuesday - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Monday & Sunday

Smithville Branch

front of Smithville branch177 West Street, Smithville, ON
905-957-3756; smithville@westlincolnlibrary.ca
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
905-386-6792; wellandport@westlincolnlibrary.ca
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CLOSED: Friday & Sunday

LIBRARY CLOSURES: January 1st—New Year’s Day; February 21st—Family Day