Essa Public Library

Site: Thornton Branch

Service: Essa Public Library

Description (Service) Resources include traditional reading materials, ebooks and eresources. 
Other programs and services include: 
* Seed Library: Community seed project where you can borrow seeds using your library card for free. At the end of the growing season you are asked to save some of your seeds and return them to the library.  
* Kitchen Library: Lending collection of kitchen gadgets, tools and appliances for you to borrow on your library card. Donations of kitchen items accepted at both Angus and Thornton branches  
* Childrens Programs: Summer Reading Program, Storytime and Ontario Early Years for pre-school children  
* Adult Lifelong Learning Programs  
* meeting room space is available in Thornton for use by community groups and for private rental.
Service Details
Hours Mon-Thu 2 pm-8 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-4 pm 
Toddler Time drop in: Fri 10 am
Areas Served Essa
Eligibility Residents of Essa
Application By phone * present valid proof of residency
Languages English
Fees No Membership fees for residents of Essa (including Base Borden) and residents of Adjala-Tosoronio, Clearview, Springwater, & Innisfil * $30/yr per family for non residents.
Address and Location
Located In Community Thornton
Address & Map
34 Robert St
Thornton, ON L0L 2N0
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Intersection Robert St and Earls Crt
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-458-2549 * Angus branch: 705-424-6531
After Hours Phone 705-424-6531
Primary Contact Laura Wark, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-424-6531; Email:
Alternate Contact Glenda Newbatt, Manager of Public Services; Phone: (Business) 705-424-6531; Fax: 705-424-5512; Email:
Mailing Address 8505 County Road 10 
Angus, ON L0M 1B1

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