To provide opportunities for personal growth, discovery, learning, entertainment, and community engagement in an inclusive customer-centred environment.
The Centre Hastings Public Library (Madoc) strives to be a vibrant, welcoming centre of community life, leisure, and learning for all, that evolves to meet the needs of the community.
The Centre Hastings Public Library (Madoc) received its first accreditation under the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Program in December 2014.
This designation was granted by the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council,
after an external assessment, in recognition of excellence in library service. A library is judged and rated on more than 125 guidelines that evaluate library services, resources, planning and policy.
We are proud to say we received a five-year re-accreditation in December 2019, and we will continue to work hard to maintain these high standards.
Note: There are 39 libraries (systems) in southern Ontario who are accredited – out of 189 libraries in southern Ontario. There are a further 5 in northern Ontario out of 142 libraries in that area.
A Library by any other name…
The Library is sometimes referred to as Madoc Public Library, and at other times, as Centre Hastings Public Library. A Library must officially be named by the Municipality in which it resides. Since the amalgamation of Huntingdon Township and the Town of Madoc on January 1st, 1998, the Library has been officially and legally known as Centre Hastings Public Library. However, to avoid confusion, the common name was kept as Madoc Public Library.