The Township of Georgian Bay Public Library provides service to approximately 2,200 full time residents and approximately 16,000 part time residents. There are three branches- Honey Harbour, located at the Park Landing in Honey Harbour; MacTier, located in downtown MacTier; and Port Severn, located in the Community Services Building in Port Severn. A wide variety of services for all ages, are offered at each of the branches.
The Library received a Canada Summer Student Job Grant in 2016 which allowed the library to hire a student who assisted staff and planned and presented programs and events for the TD-Canada Trust Reading Club for children in the Honey Harbour and MacTier Public Libraries for thirty hours a week.
The Library provides quality technical services including public computers, Wifi, copy, print and scan. With the support of an Ontario Capacity Building Grant, the library purchased Mobile Print which allows customers to print from their device. The Library Board, consisting of six volunteer members, worked on the final year of the Strategic Plan, which commenced in 2014. The Library Board and Staff started to gather information for the new Strategic Plan, 2017-2021 with a community survey this past summer. The plan's goals and objectives will provide direction to the Library Board and Staff so the library can grow and meet the ever changing needs within the Township.
Through the combined efforts of staff, volunteers and supporters of the Library and the Township council, our Libraries continue to work towards bringing the best Library service to you, our many patrons.
On behalf of the Library Board, thank you for your continued support.
Tracey Fitchett Barbara Swyers
Board Chair CEO