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Everyone is invited to celebrate the new Omemee Library Branch Grand Opening– Kawartha Lakes Public Library

KAWARTHA LAKES— The Kawartha Lakes Public Library invites everyone to celebrate the official opening of the expanded and renovated Omemee Branch of Kawartha Lakes Public Library on Saturday January 13, 2018, between 12:00pm and 2:00pm. The formal speeches and ribbon-cutting ceremony will occur at 1:00pm.

Replacing the former Omemee Branch, the new branch is located at 24 King Street East, in the former Ace Hardware store. The new branch has been open to the public since November 2017. The Grand Opening will feature entertainment for children, music and prize draws for children and adults. Treats and refreshments will be available.

“Libraries play an important role in our communities, acting as the community’s living room. I am very excited and proud to have been part of this project. Everyone has worked very hard to complete this project,” said Jamie Morris, Chair of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library Board.

The Omemee Branch Library was designed to suit the needs of the community. The branch has high ceilings and is filled with natural light. It contains areas for comfortable seating, small meetings or just talking with friends. The space was designed to be flexible and inviting, with free Wi-Fi (coming early 2018) and computer stations available, as well as childrens, young adult, and adult collections filled with books and DVDs. The Library expansion includes many barrier-free features such as an automatic door opener and an accessible washroom.

 “Libraries are important partners in ensuring the growth of healthy communities. Our libraries encourage learning for all ages,” added Jamie Anderson, CEO/Library Director.

Branch Facts and Features

Size: approximately 1600 square feet


  • Tuesday 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thursday 11:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Branch Features:

  • Welcoming ambiance
  • Flexible space
  • Comfortable lounge seating
  • Wi-Fi access (coming soon)
  • Book return open 24/7
  • Meeting space for small groups


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