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 Free WIFI.
We strive to provide equal access to information, ideas and lifelong learning opportunities through a range of services and programs.
To visit the Carlow/ Mayo Public Library’s website: www.carlowmayopubliclibrary.ca
Library Membership Cards
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 of Carlow/Mayo can obtain membership cards for $10.00 per family and $5.00 per senior, or single person.
Carlow/Mayo Public Library Board Meetings
- Board meetings are the 4th Monday of each month starting at 4:45 p.m. and are located at the Carlow Community Centre in Fort Stewart.
Contact Us & Hours
Carlow/Mayo Public Library
Head Librarian: Carrie McKenzie
124 Fort Stewart Road, Hermon ON, K0L1C0
Tuesday – 5 pm to 8 pm
Thursday – 5 pm to 8 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm
The public library in our community has long been rooted in a partnership with the Public School system through the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board.
Over the last 35 years the library has been located in different rooms of the school.
In 2006 it came to the attention of a former Principal of Hermon Public School, Mr. Bill English that there was funding for municipalities for the delivery of library services.
A partnership was developed with the Hermon School Library and the municipality to create the CARLOW/MAYO Public Library. The ribbon cutting ceremony April 6, 2006 completed the delivery of library services to the municipality of Carlow/Mayo.
Per the Library ACT and receiving ongoing funding from the municipality and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the library is managed by an appointed Library Board and CEO.
What’s on the shelves
- Best-selling Fiction and Non-fiction
- Classic Fiction and Non-fiction
- DVDs and Videos — new releases, educational, and classics
- General Fiction — westerns, romance, mystery, science fiction, fantasy
- Especially for children — picture books, board books, early chapter books
- Young Adult — series and graphic novels
- Literacy Resources
- Large Print
- Dictionaries, Atlases, Almanacs, Encyclopedia
- Local History and Genealogy
- Community Information
- Inter Library loans
Computers, E-Readers and Free WIFI
Non-Residents to Join Library: $10.00 per family; $5.00 per senior, or single person
Photocopies: $0.10 per copy
Computer Print Out: $0.10 per sheet
Replacement of Lost/Stolen/Damaged Materials: $10.00 minimum; $75.00 maximum
The support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is gratefully acknowledged for funding of our e-resources and for providing funding for our high-speed internet connectivity.
In order to utilize these resources a patron library card and passwords are required. Speak with the librarian to arrange your account today!
A Genealogy Guide
Searching genealogy has become very common, with many people investing in different methods. People have different reasons for wanting to find out who their ancestors are; sometimes it’s just curiosity while other times there is a medical necessity. Whatever your reason may be, you need to be sure you know how to approach the process.
Genealogy Research Strategies
Tracing genealogy records has become a hobby for some people while for others it is an obsession. Those who have been adopted or find themselves a victim of the “system,” may have the need to find out who their parents are. This could be out of curiosity, but in many cases, it is the need to secure medical information. It can be a difficult chore if you have no idea how or where to begin your search. The Internet has made this task easier, especially with sites such as Ancestry.com and Genealogy.com, but they don’t always provide everything necessary to locate a person’s ancestors. Consider the following sources of information as you begin working on your genealogy.
Family Search Centre
(LDS Genealogy website)
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(About my Property-is a secure, online self-service application that provides property owners with convenient access to property assessment information, lot size, recent sales, etc. on your and neighbouring properties-free) (See library staff for assistance to access it if you require it–you will need your property assessment notice for your unique username and password)