Winter 2023

West Lincoln Public Library

Service updates

NEW STAFF We are pleased to announce the hiring of new staff members at West Lincoln Public Library! Welcome to Sarah Nicholson in her new role as Supervisor, Library Programs and welcome back Ciara Wagner to the Public Service Associates team! Please take a moment to say “hi” the next time you visit any one of our Branches.

GOOD 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 $26 or a smaller box for $22. Orders are taken January 9 to 13 and February 6 to 10. Delivery dates are January 18 and February 15.

WLPL MakerSpace Starting January, patrons will be able to access our brand-new MakerSpace, featuring: Cricut Maker 3, Ultimaker 3D Printer, sewing and embroidery machines, green screen, button maker and digital converters! Bring your own materials or use ours for a nominal cost. Training will be available for any who wish to use the equipment without staff assistance

phone with WL logoTech Time Tuesday

Need tech help? Book a half hour appointment with a librarian to get one-on-one technology help or training in-person.

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Love Your Library!

This Valentine's Day you can write a love note to your library! Responses will be pasted to our circulation desk!

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."

    Board Members
  • 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

Drop-in Storytime Every Saturday starting January 14 from 10:30-11:00 a.m. . A drop-in storytime for ages 2-5. Includes a story, a sing-along and sensory activity. Held at all locations on alternating weeks. See website for more details.


Love Your Library! Tuesday February 14 This Valentine’s Day, show the library your love by writing notes to be placed on our circulation desks! Tell us all the reasons you love your library, and we’ll hang them up to spread the love!


A Fresh New You! Saturday January 14 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Teens are invited to refresh themselves with DIY Skin Care! Learn about making your own Coffee Ground Exfoliator and Lip Balm! Recommended for ages 12-16. Registration required.


Cosplay Club Friday January 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Newcomers and pros alike are welcome. Learn all about costuming with Ciara! Recommended for ages 13-18. Registration required.


Family Literacy Day Friday January 27 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Come celebrate the importance of family literacy with us by making your own customized family portrait bookmark with our new Green Screen! Registration required.

Get Baking! Monday February 13 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Join Sarah and bake Valentine’s Day sugar cookies with custom heart-shaped cookie cutters! Recommended for ages 13-18. Registration required.


S.T.E.A.M. Saturdays Every other Saturday from January 7 to May 27 @ 10:30-11:30 a.m. A science, technology, engineering, art, and math program recommended for children ages 8-12. Registration required.

Art & You Thursday January 19 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Grimsby studio Art & You hosts a guided program for kids to encourage their creative sides! Recommended for ages 8-12. Registration required.

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Gaming in the Library!

Online Gaming Tournament Last Saturday of the month January 28 and February 25 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join us virtually to participate in our Online Gaming Tournament hosted by Sarah! Registration required. Zoom link will be provided one week prior to the event.

A Whole New Collection of Switch Games! We’ve updated our Nintendo Switch game collection to include some of the latest and greatest! Staff favourites include Pokémon Brilliant Diamond, Animal Crossing, Astroneer, and Super Mario Odyssey. We’ve got games the whole family will love or you can play solo!

Adult Programs


Coffee and Colour Last Saturday of the month from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The name says it all! Come in and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and relax with adult colouring sheets. Drop-in.


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.

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.

Cricut Craft Club Last Thursday of the month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Cricut Maker 3 is part of our brand-new MakerSpace! The Cricut is a cutting and drawing machine that will help take your crafts to the next level. Learn to improve your skills with no experience required. New themed craft every month! Recommended for adults and seniors. Registration required. Limited space.  


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Seedy Saturday: Saturday February 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hosted by the Seed Savers Club, Seedy Saturday is an event where you can swap and exchange seeds, attend presentations and kid’s games, and overall learn more about the world of seeds and gardening. Whether you are a first-time planter or master gardener, there really is something for everyone! Drop-in.

Seed Savers Club: People Protecting the People’s Seeds Thursday January 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Tips for Starting and Packaging Seeds Thursday February 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Seed Savers Club meets the second Thursday of every month and is open to anyone interested in sharing knowledge about growing food!

Virtual Programming

Rochelle Bush

Niagara's Black History: Discovering Early Pioneers, Communities and Event with Rochelle Bush February 11 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. This program will examine the sites of interest along Niagara’s Freedom Trail and the notable figures who arrived by way of the Underground Railroad and settled in the area. Hosted by Rochelle Bush, proprietor and primary guide of Tubman Tours Canada. She is a freedom seeker descendant, born and raised in St. Catharines and is deeply rooted in the community. A Zoom link will be provided or we welcome you to come join us at Smithville branch. Registration required.

New Year, New Books!

spare book cover  The Key to My Heart book cover  The Sisters of Sea View book cover  Our Book of Awesome book cover  The House at the End of the World book cover 

Even Superheroes Get Scared book cover  How to Catch a Loveosaurus book cover  The Stolen Heir book cover  Everlasting Road book cover  Time to Roll 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