At the library: ‘One card, one million possibilities’ at your library

Do you love your libraries? We love our patrons! We are celebrating Ontario Public Library Week from Oct. 16 to 22 this year, and the theme for 2022 is “One Card, One Million Possibilities.” 

You don’t need a library card to enjoy our libraries as a free space to hangout, read a book, or catch up on work. A card also isn’t needed to attend our programming, or use our public computers. 

So what does a card do for you? With a Wellington County Library card, you can sign out any of our physical materials to bring home, download eBooks and eAudiobooks for on the go, and access all of our online databases and resources. That is a lifetime supply of free content! 

Our library cards are free to all residents of Wellington County, and for the week of Ontario Public Library Week, all replacement card costs will be waived as well. If you have misplaced your library card, please come in this week and the $2 replacement charge will be waived. 

Drop in at your branch between Oct. 16 to 22 and see what special activities, crafts and displays are on offer. As a special bonus, from Oct. 17 to 30 there will be unlimited access to eBook and eAudio Book formats of Still Hopeful by Maude Barlow (perfect if your book club hasn’t decided what to read next and needs to access multiple copies quickly). 

For more programming during the month of October, check out our online catalogue at, or browse below for a sample of programming offered at North Wellington branches.


Tween Scene (tweens)

This month, local artist Eileen Macarthur from Arthur School of Art joined us with some tips on how to draw favourite book or video game characters on Oct. 4.

Trivia Challenge (Adults)

Test your memory in a fun and interesting way! Join us for an informal round of trivia challenges.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 to 7:30pm


Craft and Create: Autumn Is Calling (Adults/Teens)

Leaves are falling, autumn is calling! Learn new creative techniques and explore library resources with a fall-themed, hands-on project.

Oct. 5, 6:30 to 7:30pm

Creative Kids: Decorate a Pumpkin (All Ages)

Join the library as we get into the Halloween spirit with this fun pumpkin decorating event. Plus, come in costume and visit our photo booth!

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:15 to 7pm


Technology Open House (All Ages)

Drop in and ‘check out’ the Library’s technological toys – Ozobot, Cubelets, Green Screen, 3D printer, online resources and more! 

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10am to 3pm

PA Day: Paint a Pumpkin (All Ages)

No school? No problem! Join us for some PA Day fun and paint a pumpkin as your favourite book character! You can also try out our green screen and have a magical photo taken. Costumes optional.

Monday, Oct. 24, 2 to 3:30pm


Carnegie Café: Wicked Wellington (Adults)

Join Kyle Smith of the Wellington County Museum and Archives with historic tales of murder, mayhem, ghosts and all things strange, right from our very own Wellington County!  

Friday, Oct. 21, 2 to 3pm.

Trivia Challenge: General Knowledge (Adults)

Test your memory in a fun and interesting way! Join us for an informal round of trivia challenges. Come play as a team or solo, your choice! 

Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:45 to 7:45pm


Carnegie Café: Welcome Back! (Adults)

Join us for a new activity or guest speaker every time. 

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1 to 2:30pm

Creative Kids: Halloween Craft Spooktacular (All Ages)

Get in the Halloween spirit with spooktastic crafts, games, and treats. Come in costume!

Thursday, Oct. 20, 6:30 to 7:30pm


After School Adventures: Spooktacular Art (Kids/Tweens)

Join us at the end of the school day for games, crafts, and a wide variety of fun activities.  

Make something spook-tacular and celebrate Halloween at the library. 

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 4 to 5pm

Saturday Stories (All Ages)

Join us on weekends to share stories, crafts, games and other fun activities.  On Saturday Oct. 29, come dressed in a costume for a special Halloween edition of Saturday Stories!

Saturdays, Oct. 1, 15 and 29, 10:30  to 11am

Submitted by Rosie Krul, Harriston Branch Supervisor

Rosie Krul