What’s New


Dreamcatcher Craft

For kids 10 years and up

Tuesday, April 28 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Click here to register


IMG_7010 IMG_7013Congratulations to Joan Beel (top) and Dorothy Clark (bottom)

Winners of the Yes! Women Can! contest.


pot gardens

The Seed Library!

Pick up a few seeds and start sowing! We have both flower and vegetable seeds available. Fill out the sign out sheet with your library card number and the seed varieties you have taken. At the end of the growing season take photos of your garden and e-mail them to us so we can post them on Facebook and on our web site.


pop can art

Pop Can Art Contest!

This contest runs from April 27 to May 16th and is open for kids ages 7 to 16 years.

• Contest is open to kids age 7- 16 yrs. There will be 2 categories; 11 and under and 12 and up.
• Please use an EMPTY pop can for your creation. (there are some available at the library)
• Cans may be left as is, squished, bent or flattened, but they may not be cut in any way.
• One entry per person
• Designs must be the original work of the entrant.
• You may not use any copied images.

Click here to register.



Mother’s Day Crafts

5-9 years
Tuesday, May 5th
4:00- 5:00 pm

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Ages 10 ans +
Wednesday, May 6th
4:00- 5:00 pm

Click here to register


 Reading Challenge 2015

Welcome to our 2015 Reading Resolution. If one of your goals is to read more this year, join us each month as we challenge you to read a book based on a chosen theme. The theme will be posted the 1st Tuesday of each month.

It’s time for our ‘Reading Resolution’ challenge for April. This month’s theme was an easy pick since it’s National Poetry Month! The air is warming up, the birds are tweeting the snow is finally melting, so pick up a book of poems and enjoy! If you have a favorite poet let us know who it is


knitted owls

Fiber Friends Club

For kids and teens!

This group will meet every 2nd Thursday from 4:30-5:30.

Kids from 6 to 16 years of age will get a chance to experiment with knitting, crochet, and needlework.  If you’re just starting out or have some skill, come and meet friends who share your interests! Some supplies can be provided by the Champlain Library

Next meeting:  Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 pm.

Please register here


Watch Me Grow

We are pleased to announce that Champlain Library is partnering with the Watch Me Grow program which runs a drop-in clinic in Vankleek Hill every 4th Wednesday of the month.

Please call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 for more information.

Next clinic: Wednesday, May 27 from

9:30 am until noon at Champlain Library.


All children from newborn to 5 years of age are invited to join in the fun every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 11 am. (Moms, Dads and caregivers are also welcome.

Join Diane and Lorraine as they read 2 stories, one in English and one in French. They will then lead the children in a craft time and then will offer the children a snack of juice and crackers.

According to experts who work in the field it is important for children as young as infants to hear the words and see the pictures in books to aid in their language and literacy skills as they get older.

After Story Time, caregivers and children are invited to choose some books that can be read to the children at home.

Every Tuesday from 10 am to 11 am


Sony ereaderOur Sony e-reader is ready to be loaned out to patrons. We have both French and English books already loaded. It’s a great way to try out an e-reader and see what it’s like to read an e-book. There is a $10 refundable deposit and you may borrow the e-reader for 3 weeks (no renewals). Call to reserve it today – 678-2216


book donationsDonations

We welcome donations of books published in the past 5 years (2009 or later) and in good condition. Because of space limitations we may not be able to accept every donation. Thank you.


Board roomBoard Members

We are currently looking for new Board Members. We meet 10 times a year on a Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. If you are interested and would like more information, call Lynda at 613-678-2216 or e-mail her at lpoyser@bc-cl.ca.