About the library

The Admaston/Bromley Public Library has always been about community. It was established in 1977 as a joint venture between St. Michael’s School and the Township of Bromley (now Admaston/Bromley). Since then the library has changed and grown into a modern library, complete with Wi-Fi, computers, eBooks, and everything else you’d expect from a library.

The library is privileged to serve Admaston/Bromley and over the years it has benefited greatly from the generosity and patronage of the people who live in this “small, but mighty” agricultural community.

On February 23rd, 2015, this school-housed public library officially re-opened in its brand new facility, built by the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board. This bright new space is home to more than 10,000 items for circulation, including DVD’s, audiobooks, museum passes, and, of course, lots and lots of books!

The library offers free access an online eBook database called Libby. Aside from books and our various online resources, the library also provides much needed access to computers, printers, a photocopier, a scanner, and a fax machine. The library serves Admaston/Bromley, as well as the townships of North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley, through a borrowing agreement.

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Your Library Board

Public library boards are governing boards, legal corporations with the authority to make policy and to govern the library’s affairs under the Public Libraries Act, RSO 1990.

Interested in becoming a Board member? To learn more, please contact the library

The Admaston/Bromley Public Library meets at the library every 2nd Tuesday of the month, with the exception of July and August. Library board must meet a minimum of 7 times/year. If you wish to attend a library board meeting, please speak to the CEO. Library board meetings are open to the public, except for in camera items.

Policies

Operational Policies
Governance
Board Bylaws

Volunteer

Volunteers play many important roles at the library. Some of the tasks they assist with are: making phone calls, processing books, leading adult and youth programs, and keeping the stacks tidy. Many young people complete their community service requirements by helping out at the library, particularly with the Children’s Programs.

If you would like to volunteer at the library, please contact us via email or phone 613 649-2576.  You can also click on the Application below and print and complete an application.  Teens wishing to do their community service hours should come in to the library and introduce themselves!  I’m sure we’d love to have your help.

Volunteer Policy
Contact the library to receive a copy of the Volunteer Application Form.

Make a Donation

Donations of materials are accepted during open hours with the understanding that they may or may not be added to the collection, sold or discarded. We do not accept most magazines or encyclopedias. All materials must be in good, usable condition. The library does not provide evaluation of gifts for tax deduction or other purposes.

Please bring donations into the library during business hours.

Monetary Donations: The Library gratefully accepts donations for book memorials. To donate, please call the Library at 613 649-2576 or send us an email. The Library will acknowledge your donation with a “purchased in memory of” book plate in items purchased. Gifts given in memory of a loved one is a touching way to honor their memory.

You may also choose to supplement our collection with materials in a specific subject. For details, please contact us with your interest. We will look for gaps in our collection and provide suggestions that fit your specific interest.