News & Service Updates

$5.4 million awarded for a new Fonthill Branch

Library staff and Town of Pelham municipal and regional councillors standing outside the Meridian Community Centre in Fonthill.

The Town of Pelham has been awarded $5.4 million in federal funding to build a brand-new library branch in Fonthill. The 18,000-square-foot facility will be a green building, with net-zero emissions.   The Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program is part of the …

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eLibrary Spotlight: A Service of the Princeton Review

Access free, one-on-one online tutoring and job search support 24/7 with your library card! is a service of the Princeton Review, providing academic support for K – 12 students. provides support in more than 100 subjects. For help …

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August 9 is Book Lovers Day

BOOK LOVERS DAY written on brown paper with two red hearts

Just one more chapter! Visit any LPPL branch on Tuesday, August 9 to celebrate all things bookish on Book Lovers Day (plus free chocolates!). While we celebrate books every day, on August 9, we’re adding special activities and giveaways. Make …

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LPPL awarded $146,900 to improve services with technology

blue lights in a grid pattern representing connectivity

We’re improving services with technology through support from $146,900 in grant funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Resilient Communities Fund. This grant, awarded to the Town of Pelham in April 2022, will be administered over the next 12 months …

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August 1 is Emancipation Day

Two arms thrust in the arm are breaking chains that bound the wrists together on a red, yellow and green background.

In 2021, the Canadian government officially designated August 1 as Emancipation Day. This date marks the day slavery was abolished across the British Empire. Today it is a time to celebrate Black communities, learn about the history of enslavement in …

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Book, Line, and Sinker

fishing kit and life jacket

No, that’s not a typo.   Lincoln Pelham Public Library (LPPL) now has fishing kits and children’s life jackets available to borrow with your library card. This new collection is in partnership with the St. Catharines Game & Fish Association. Fishing …

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Help us keep our community connected!

A clear case featuring the Lincoln Pelham Public Library logo sits on a table beside a black hotspot. There are shelves of books in the background.

If we’ve learned anything during the past two-and-a-half years, it is the importance of connection.  Not everyone has equal opportunities to connect, whether it be to attend school, look for a job, or stay in touch with family and friends. To …

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National Indigenous History Month

Three multicoloured images represent Canada's Indigenous Peoples: The eagle to represent First Nations The narwhal to represent Inuit The beaded flower to represent Métis

During National Indigenous History Month, we celebrate the history and accomplishments of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit in our community and across Canada. We encourage our communities in Lincoln and Pelham to start a conversation and learn more about …

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The Moccasin Identifier Comes to Lincoln

A moccasin is stencilled in purple, green, and blue.

  “If we, as First Nations people, don’t get a marker on the ground today, we will be lost forever.”—Carolyn King, former Chief Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN).    The Moccasin Identifier was created in 2011 by Carolyn King, and later …

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Love Your Library Celebrations

exterior shot of all four branches of Lincoln Pelham Public Library

Join us to celebrate the new Lincoln Pelham Public Library! All month, we’re hosting open houses that celebrate reading and community at all four branches. Enjoy a free ice cream sandwich, pick up an LPPL book bag and swag, make …

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