What’s Happening at the Brockville Library

Meet the Author: Charlotte Gray

The Friends of the Library present special guest Charlotte Gray for an afternoon at the Brockville Court House. Murdered Midas is “The story of the life, death and afterlife of Sir Harry Oakes, a single-minded prospector who struck gold in Canada, moved to the Bahamas to avoid taxes, mingled with royalty and was brutally murdered.” […]

SweetLegs Pop-Up Shop

Saturday, December 7th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Make your list and check it twice! Get your SweetLegs shopping at the Brockville Public Library. A portion of sales will towards support for the Brockville Public Library. Cash, credit and debit will be available.

Indigenous Heritage Series: Beaded Daisy Chain

Thursday, Nov 28. 6 – 8pm Make a beaded daisy chain to hang your medallion or for a necklace or bracelet. All instructions and materials supplied. Followed by drumming and songs at 7:30 pm. $15/person at the Library, registration required

Start with Hello

Every Kid in Our Communities (including the Brockville Public Library) has launched a “Start with Hello” campaign. It starts with 3 simple steps. See a young person Reach out Say “Hello” Find out more!

LinkedIn Learning

We are pleased to offer a new online learning tool, with over 4,000 video courses from top experts!

Our History

The Brockville Public Library (BPL) was formally established in July 1895, an out-growth of the collections and services developed by the Brockville Mechanic’s Institute.

The library was founded in 1842 with the purpose “to collect books of interest to clerks, apprentices and craftsmen; to sponsor lectures on a variety of subjects; and to conduct experiments in natural philosophy (essentially, physics and chemistry)”, wrote Canadian Historian Ian MacPherson.