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 to databases like Ancestry and an online eBook database called OverDrive. 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.
Signing up for a library card is easy and will be one of the most valuable things in your wallet. Residents of Admaston/Bromley can join the library for free. Residents of North Algona Wilberforce and Bonnechere Valley can also use the A/BPL for free, thanks to the borrowing agreement we have in place. Just come in to the library with identification and proof of your current address. Non-residents may purchase a card for $20.00.
If you’ve just moved to Admaston/Bromley, bring a piece of mail with your current address. Many patrons will have a cable or electric bill with their new address. If you are under 16, you will need a parent or guardian present to get a new card.
If you have a card with us but have lost it, you will need to show a picture ID, and $1.00 to replace your card. If your card is lost or stolen, notify the Library’s Circulation Department immediately to prevent unauthorized borrowing.
By signing the library card, you are agreeing to obey all rules, take good care of all materials borrowed, pay all fines or damages accrued, and to give prompt notice of change in address, telephone number, or email address.
Books, Audiobooks, and Large Print Books – 3 Weeks
E-Readers – 2 weeks
DVD’s, Museum Passes and Provincial Park Passes – 1 Week
Printed materials and books – up to 10/person
E-books, Museum Passes and Provincial Park Passes – 1/household
DVD’s & Audiobooks – 3/person
Books and Printed Materials – 20 cents/day
E-Readers – $3.00/per day
DVD’s, Museum Passes, & Audiobooks – 50 cents/day
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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.
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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.