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Scotiabank Giller Award 2017

Scotiabank Giller 2017! It's back!! We are very excited to announce that we will be holding our very own Giller Party again. Mark your calendars for Monday, November 20th and join us at Unfixed from 7 to 9 pm for a fun-filled evening celebrating Canadian books and authors. Enjoy fabulous food, play trivia games for prizes and watch the live awards broadcast. Tickets are $15 and are limited.

Giller 2017 Poster

Ontario Public Library Week 2017

Ontario Public Library Week is October 15 - 21, 2017.  A visit will get you thinking...and there's so much to learn about and do at your Library.  Join us this week!

Enter the "Love Your Library" Draw for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.  Visit the Kenora or Keewatin Branch Library  and receive a draw slip.  The more you drop in to see us; the better your chances of winning are!  The winner will be selected on Saturday, October 21st.

Kids who visit the Kenora Branch Library are invited to decorate a book bat for our spooky Halloween Bat Cave.  Receive a draw slip for every bat decorated and enter to win a prize.

Friday, October 20th is patron appreciation day.  We want to thank you for supporting us!  Enjoy free coffee and goodies at the Kenora Branch Library from 1:00 to 5:00. Drop in to the Keewatin Branch Library from 1:00 to 4:00 to enjoy free coffee and goodies.

We are very excited to be launching our new Winter Book Bingo Reading Program this week.  Drop in, pick up a bingo card and start reading.  Read all winter long and fill out as many bingo cards as you can!  All completed bingo cards will be entered into a draw for a $50 restaurant gift certificate.  There are five gift certificates to be won and the winners will be chosen on March 30, 2018.



Kids Write 4 Kids Creative Challenge

Kids Write 4 Kids (KW4K) is excited to launch its sixth annual writing contest on October 1st, 2017.  We are seeking students in grades 4 - 8 to share their creative stories. The selected story (or stories) will be published both in print and digitally for the world to read.

Click below for more information.

Kids Write 4 Kids

Kenora Branch Library - Children's Activities October

Happy Fall!  Join us on Thursdays at 4:30 (new time) and Saturdays at 11 for storytime and a craft, or drop in to check out our great new books and tech gadgetry. Be sure to drop by and decorate a book bat for the Halloween Bat Cave.  Mark Friday, October 27th on your calendars...we're having a Halloween Party from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  

October 2017 Kids Calendar

The Big Picture Campaign: Framing a new art centre for Kenora

A new Art Centre for Kenora - that's the vision. 

A new art space deeply connected and rooted to the success of a well-established museum but free to strike out on its own remarkable path - that's the dream. 

A strong cultural presence in Kenora that inspires and supports artists, encourages creativity, strengthens community bonds, builds identity, invigorates growth, and says to the world, "We're unique. We have something very special to share with you. You'll be amazed." - that's the big picture.

Click on "The Big Picture" below for more information.

Big Picture For Web

Digital Creator Kenora - Keewatin Branch Library

The Digital Creator Space, located in the Keewatin Branch Library, is a brightly lit, colourful room equipped with the latest digital technology. Serving the communities of Kenora, Keewatin, as well as Lake of the Woods residents, the space is a digital playground for youth age 12 to 19.

DGTL Kenora not ony offers a safe, supervised space to just hang out but it also has some very creative programs. Whether it be 3D printing, green screen photography, video-making, digital design or chilling with friends playing video games, Digital Creator Kenora has something for everyone.

For more info call the Keewatin Branch Library at 547-2145 or email Nathaniel at

Check out the Digital Creator Kenora Facebook Page

Digital Creator North Logo

Help Grow The Ivy Camire Seed Library

Seed Donations Fall 2017

Homebound Delivery Service

Can't make it to the library?  Let us come to you!  Homebound Delivery Service is now available to members of the Kenora Public Library. Kenora residents may request home services if they are unable to visit the library due to advanced age, temporary (lasting longer than 30 days) or permanent illness or disability, and have no one who can visit the library on their behalf.

Materials from our collection are selected by qualified staff based on your preferences and requests. Screened volunteers pick-up and deliver your library materials (books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, etc.) once a month.  There is no charge for this service.

For more information or to register, please call the Kenora Branch at 467-2081.

Book Delivery