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Essa Public Library

Site: Thornton Branch

Service: Essa Public Library, Thornton Branch

Record #: ALL0355
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 10 Mar 2022


Office Phone 705-458-2549, Thornton Branch ; 705-424-6531, Angus Branch
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Primary Contact Laura Wark, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-424-6531; Email:
Alternate Contact Glenda Newbatt, Manager of Library Services; Phone: 705-424-6531; Email:


Address & Map
34 Robert St, Unit 1
Essa, ON
Canada L0L 2N0
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Intersection Robert St and Earls Crt
Mailing Address 8505 County Road 10 
Angus, ON 
Canada L0M 1B1
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Resources include traditional reading materials, e-books and e-resources.

Other programs and services include:
  • Seed Library: "Borrow" seeds using your library card. At the end of the growing season you may choose to save some of your seeds and return them to the library.
  • Kitchen Library: Lending collection of kitchen gadgets, tools and appliances to borrow on your library card.
  • Children's Programs: Summer Reading Program, Story Time and Ontario Early Years for pre-school children
  • Adult Lifelong Learning Programs
  • meeting room space is available for use by community groups and for private rental when the library is closed
For a complete list of programs offered, visit Essa Public Library
Print Material Popular materials for all ages in fiction and nonfiction.
Volunteer Description assist with shelving, processing, and fundraising

Service Details

Legal Status (10) Local Government
Hours Mon-Thu 2 pm-7 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-3 pm
Toddler Time drop in: Fri 10 am
Areas Served Essa
Eligibility Residents of Essa
Application Registration is free with proof of residency in Essa and for Base Borden military
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Languages English
Fees None - No Membership fee for residents of Essa (including Base Borden) as well as residents of Adjala-Tosorontio, Clearview, Innisfil and Springwater
Membership - $30 per year per family for non-residents

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