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Essa Public Library

Site: Angus Branch

Service: Essa Public Library, Angus Branch

Record #: ALL0813
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2023
Last Full Update: 28 Dec 2023


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


Address & Map
8505 County Road 10
Unit 1
Essa, ON
Canada L0M 1B1
Mailing Address 8505 County Rd 10 
Unit 1 
Angus, ON 
Canada L0M 1B1
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service) Provide access to a library collection of physical and digital resources

Resources include:
  • Community Garden
  • Kitchen Library
  • Maker Area with 3D printer and Vinyl printer
  • Books and Audiobooks for toddlers, children, youth, and adults
  • DVDs for all ages
  • electronic resources and e-books
  • free internet access and wireless (wi-fi)
  • book clubs
Seed Library
  • Borrow seeds using your library card. At the end of the growing season, you may save and return some seeds to the library
Kitchen Library
  • Lending collection of kitchen tools and appliances to borrow on your library card. Donations of kitchen items are accepted at both Angus and Thornton branches
Children's Programs
  • Storytime for preschool children
  • French Storytime
  • Summer Reading Program for children age 3 to 12 years
  • For more kids programs, view our website
  • Tinker Tuesdays
  • For more tween programs, view our website
Young Adult Programs
  • Teen Community Connections (TCC) group meets Fridays from 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
  • Check the website calendar for latest news
Adult/Seniors Programs
  • Lifelong learning on a variety of topics
  • Homebound Library Service
  • Hobby Circle Drop-in on third Thursday of each month from 6 pm-7 pm
  • French Conversation Circle on Tuesdays at 1pm
  • Two bookclubs - call for availability
  • Simcoe Reads
  • Essalicious event to celebrate the harvest
Local artistic talent displayed at library

For a complete list of programs offered, visit Essa Public Library

Service Details

Hours Mon-Thu 10 am-8 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm
Areas Served Essa
Eligibility Essa Residents
Application Registration is free with proof of residency in Essa and for Base Borden military
Call for information
Languages English
Fees None - No Membership fee for residents of Essa (including Base Borden) as well as residents of Adjala-Tosorontio.

Reciprocal borrowing available for the following municipalities with proof of library membership: Springwater, Clearview, New Tecumseth, Innisfil, Penetanguishene, Ramara, Severn Township, Tay Township and Wasaga Beach.

Residents of other municipalities: $30 per year per family.

Do not have to provide home library card to obtain a membership at EPL in New Tecumseth or Innisfil.

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