Library Closure on Tues. Feb. 27th – 10 am to noon

The library will be closed from 10 am until noon on Tuesday, February 27th to enable staff to attend the funeral of their friend and co-worker, Heather Cooper, who passed away last Monday.

We would like to thank our patrons for their condolences and many expressions of support over the past week.

For the many people who have been asking us for details of the service, here they are:

  • Visitation: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tues. Feb. 27th, Wagg Funeral Home, 216 Queen Street, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada, L9L 1B9
  • Service: 11:00 am Tues. Feb. 27th the “McDermott-Panabaker Chapel” in the Wagg Funeral Home
  • Reception: “Heritage Room” in the Wagg Funeral Home

The family respectfully requests that rather than flowers, a donation to Kismutt Dog Rescue would be most appreciated. Donations made be made in Heather’s name, online at:

Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts: Deadline May 18th, 2018

The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts deadline is approaching!the_arts

The Scugog Memorial Public Library Board, which administers the Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts, is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Bursary awards. The deadline to submit applications is May 18th at 5 pm.

The bursary is open to Scugog residents of all ages who wish to pursue further training in an area of the arts. Previous winners have included writers, performing artists and visual artist working in a wide variety of media.

Application forms may be downloaded through the link below or picked up at the Library at 231 Water Street, Port Perry.

The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts provides financial assistance to residents of Scugog Township who wish to pursue a specific field of study in the arts. It is felt that the whole community is enriched when aspiring or established artists pursue opportunities for further study in their areas of interest. The Bursary is generously funded through the annual support of the Rotary Club of Port Perry and by donations from local organizations and members of the public.


For further information please contact the Library.

Upcoming Movie Nights in March

‘From a Different Angle’ by Eric Rosser and Phil Wooding – February 3rd to March 1st

Stretch your artistic perspective and explore the beauty of the abstract in the upcoming shared exhibit “From a Different Angle” by Eric Rosser and Phil Wooding. The opening Reception will begin Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 2 pm. The show will run February 3rd – March 1st, 2018 in the Kent Farndale Gallery in the Scugog Memorial Public Library at 231 Water Street in Port Perry.

Eric Rosser and Phil Wooding are local Port Perry artists who have collaborated before in the 2007 Farndale Gallery exhibition ‘Two Views’. Using two different media, they explore the creativity that evolves through abstract and geometrical designs. The end result is art that is both spiritual and universal.

The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.

What’s on @ the Library this Winter

whatsonbannerCheck out our latest newsletter to find out what’s happening at the Library in the New Year!

We are especially excited to announce the launch of our digital magazine collection and to continue our new e-resource, Qello Concerts, which allows us to offer free screenings of some wonderful cultural events. We have fabulous movies on offer for our regular Movie Nights, and our much-loved book club programs. We also have lots going on for the little ones with our regular free storytime programs. There’s something for everyone at the Library!

Winter 2018 Newsletter