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Carlow Mayo Public Library

Lego Building Blocks of Literacy for Local Public Libraries

Hastings Highlands, Bancroft and Carlow/Mayo public libraries  all partnered and worked together to apply to the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The successful  grant application of $15,000.00 was awarded to the three libraries for the LEGO/DUPLO Program.

Brainstorming  and research by the three libraries showed how Lego and Duplo could help build literacy, numeracy and social skills in our communities. The blocks are a way to develop a meaningful and cost effective way of engaging children, youth, families and seniors. The libraries also work with the local schools through a lending program, to help more children. The Lego and Duplo blocks are used to demonstrate and relate to the books used in current school curriculums.

Watch for the  interactive  Lego/Duplo event at Hornet Fest  May 30, 2014 or come into the library today!

Carlow/Mayo Public Library is a joint-use facility with Hermon Public School. We have a great library collection that can meet the needs of your whole family which includes a range of books, dvd's, audio books and magazines. We have four computer workstations, two children's early literacy computer stations and E-readers for you to borrow! AND Free WIFI.

We strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and lifelong learning opportunities through a range of services and programs.


Carlow/Mayo Public Library
Head Librarian: Carrie McKenzie
124 Fort Stewart Road, Hermon ON, K0L1C0
Phone: 613.332.2544

Tuesday -  5pm to 8pm
Thursday - 5pm to 8pm
Friday -     10am to 1pm
Saturday - 10am to 1pm


How to Get a Library Card

  • Library cards are free if you live or pay property or business taxes in the municipality of  Carlow/Mayo.
  • Come into the library, fill out the application form and you will need to show acceptable identification.
  • Parents or guardians of children and young adults 17 years and under must sign their children’s library membership application.

Non-Residents' Cards

  • Non-residents of Carlow/Mayo can obtain membership cards for $25.00 annually for an individual, 
      and $30.00 for a family.


North Hastings
Ontario Trillium Foundation