To Our Valued Library Patrons

It is with deep regret that we must inform you that, effective immediately, our Interlibrary Loan service will no longer be available. Pending orders may not be filled, and new orders are not possible.

The announcement of the 2019 Provincial Budget included a large decrease to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport. That decrease translated into a 50% cut in funds for Southern Ontario Library Service and their Northern counterpart, Ontario Public Library Service-North.

The end of the SOLS delivery services means that 24 drivers (full time, part time and occasional) will lose their jobs. Last year, they drove almost 1 million kilometres to deliver over 710,000 packages to 153 main library branches across southern Ontario.

As the library will be responsible for all postage costs on returns after April 26th, we respectfully request that patrons who currently have Interlibrary Loans out return them as soon as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience and share your disappointment in the discontinuation of this very popular service.

We thank you for your understanding and support as we work to navigate these changes, and we will keep you informed of any future developments.

Tammie Adams
Madoc Public Library

We are pleased to feature the work of Ron Plazier in the front room of the library. Drop by to see them in person, and find more of Ron's work here: www.ronplazier.com

Posted by Madoc Public Library on Saturday, March 9, 2019

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