The Curve Lake First Nation Public Library supports a workforce with programs, computers and other resources to help the community find, share and use information they need for their jobs, health and other educational needs. There is an ongoing need to continually advocate on behalf of First Nation Public Libraries in order to facilitate life-long learning experiences and support and promote literacy in First Nation Communities. Curve Lake First Nation recognizes this need and can bear witness that our public library is an important resource to our community development.
As of November 2017, the Library is now located at the Curve Lake School. The Library is open to any persons residing in the Curve Lake area. In order to borrow library materials, patrons must have a library membership card. A membership card is available free of charge for new patrons, however, replacement cards will be issued at a cost of $2.00.
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wi-Fi and Computer Access available (3 PC’s, 2 iMac’s, 2 iPads)
- Photocopying and Printing Services are available for a small fee (black/white, colour) (free for homework purposes)
- Wii Gaming System & Netflix are also available for patron use within the Library
- Books, Magazines, Wii Video Games, VHS tapes and DVD Movies are also available for patrons to borrow
HOURS OF OPERATION – Summer Hours
|Monday||10:30 am – 6:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:30 am – 6:30 pm|
|Thursday||12:00 pm – 8:00 pm|
|Friday||10:30 am – 6:30 pm|
CLFN Public Library Programs and Services
We have an integrated library system for cataloguing, circulation, patron records, acquisitions, serials and a web-based public catalogue.
There are approximately 7 free databases for help with homework, job search, teen issues, research etc. those library patrons have access to online with their library card. Ancestry.com is only available within the library.
Computer & Technology Workshops
Workshops offer patrons an opportunity to become familiar with new and emerging technologies such as iPad, iPod, Kindles, converting to digital formats and basic computer usage. Scanning with different types of scanners (tower scanner, digital photo scanner, portable stand-alone digital image copier).
Cultural Enrichment Workshops
Workshops offer patrons an opportunity to learn and experience traditional methods for making crafts, native art, spiritual well-being and story-telling as well as cooking traditional foods such as saus-gun and corn soup.
The CNIB Library materials can be accessed through our library in order to make services accessible to patrons who cannot read because of a visual, physical or learning disability. Find books, magazines and newspapers in formats you can read, audio, Braille and e-text.
If a patron is looking for a specific book we do not have in our collection we may be able to borrow it through postal mail from another First Nation library.
Early Literacy Program
Reading packs are created for parents, teachers, and caregivers to borrow and use with their child. The packs include a book and an activity card that gives suggestions for games, songs, activities that relate to the story in order to make reading fun.
Curve Lake Public Library
65 Chemong Street South
Curve Lake, Ontario K0L1R0