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About the Grand Valley Library


The Grand Valley Public Library serves three communities: Town of Grand Valley, Township of Amaranth and the Township of East Garafraxa.  The Library is located at the corner of Main Street and Amaranth St. in the Town of Grand Valley.


The Grand Valley Public Library is the Foundation of the Community Providing Social and Educational Resources.


  1. INNOVATION: we will continue to be an innovative and highly adaptive entity in the development and implementation of programs and services to best meet community needs.
  2. INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM: your library believes that everyone has a fundamental right to all expressions of knowledge, creativity and intellectual activity.
  3. LIFELONG LEARNING: we believe that social and educational development enriches the community. As such we will develop and deliver programs and services that span a lifetime.
  4. EQUITABLE ACCESS: we believe it is every residents' right to receive free and equal access to information and services regardless of race, colour, sex, religion or age.
  5. ACCOUNTABILITY: we are responsible to our patrons, our funders and the community at large.
  6. KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF: we encourage the professional and personal development of staff.


The Grand Valley Public Library will be:

  1. The centre of excellence for all small/rural libraries in the Province.
  2. The central point of access in the community to the highest quality collection of educational resources.
  3. An open-minded culturally diverse ambassador for library service and as such we encourage the continuing education for staff and volunteers; innovation in the transfer of knowledge through technology, social networking, and community partnerships.


The Grand Valley Public Library is committed to:

  • serve as a resource centre of information, education, recreation and culture for the residents of The Town of Grand Valley and the Contracting Municipalities of Amaranth and East Garafraxa.
  • operate at a sufficient standard to meet the needs of the catchment area. operate according to the Public Libraries Act, revised statutes of Ontario, 1990, Chapter P.44 as amended by : 1993, Chapter 27, Sched. And the following Regulation (as amended) : Grants for Public Libraries (R.R.O.. 1990, Reg. 976) and to apply other Provincial statutes and regulations which affect the operation of the Public Library.
  • cooperate with other jurisdictions in planning and delivery of library service.


History of the Grand Valley Public Library

The Grand Valley Public Library was originally a Carnegie Library built in 1913.  

The Grand Valley Library in 1913

On May 31, 1985 a tornado swept through the village and completely destroyed the Library.

destroyed by tornado

A new Library was completed in 1988 on the original site where the Carnegie Library stood.   The new Library is 4,300 square feet and offers an open and inviting concept.

new library

Contact Us

© 2017 Town of Grand Valley, 5 Main St. N., Grand Valley, Ontario L9W 5S6, Telephone: 1-519-928-5652, Fax: 1-519-928-2275, Email the Town

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