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Public Invited To Official Grand Opening Of New Bobcaygeon Public Library

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Kawartha Lakes Public Library and City of Kawartha Lakes invites the community to celebrate the official Grand Opening of the new Bobcaygeon Branch of Kawartha Lakes Public Library and Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre on Saturday January 28, 2023. The new branch and service centre have been open to the public since November 2022

Event details

Date: Saturday January 28, 2023
Time: 11am to 1pm, ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:45am
Location: 123 East Street South, Bobcaygeon, Upper Level

Officials say the Grand Opening will feature free gift bags for the first 200 guests, face painting for children, light refreshments, prizes and more.

The new branch has high ceilings and is filled with natural light. It contains areas for comfortable seating, small meetings or just talking with friends. The space was designed to be flexible and inviting, with free Wi-Fi, computer stations and a laptop bar, as well as children, young adult, and adult collections filled with books and DVDs. The library expansion includes many barrier-free features such as a heated entrance ramp, automatic door opener and an accessible washroom.

“Our Grand Opening will be a fun filled event for the whole family. It’s an exciting way to get residents into the building to see how great the new space is and to learn more about what the Bobcaygeon Branch has to offer the community,” said Jamie Anderson, CEO/Library Director at Kawartha Lakes Public Library.

Click here for a sneak peek of the new library: https://youtu.be/ip7hkHnMr5Y

The upgraded building is designed to be a new community hub in Bobcaygeon that features the Bobcaygeon Branch of the Kawartha Lakes Public Library and the Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre. Along with all regular library services, the following Municipal Services will be offered:

Items for sale

  • Animal tags
  • Garbage tags
  • Recycling containers
  • Rain barrels


  • Utilities and accounts receivable payments
  • Water, sewer payments
  • Property tax payments

Other services and information

  • Marriage licences (coming soon)
  • Burn permits
  • Commissioner of Oath
  • Municipal inquiries
  • Tourism, event maps and brochures
  • City calendars

Library Hours:

Monday and Thursday 12:30pm to 7:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Municipal Service Centre Hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30am


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