Get Involved2022-10-29T21:27:41-05:00

There are many ways to get involved with the Library and your community. Follow the links below for more information.

Strategic Plan – 2022-20282023-12-21T10:58:48-05:00

Draft – Strategic Plan Revisions – June 20, 2023

Mission Statement:

Empowering residents to read, learn, and connect through quality resources, safe and welcoming spaces, innovative programs, and creative services. 


Enriching the lives of residents through books and beyond.


Guiding Values:

Learning: fostering life-long learning and literacy for residents

Accountability: ensuring our services have a measurable and positive impact on the social and economic success of residents

Collaboration: working together with our partners to meet the needs of residents

Quality: offering creative and innovative programs and services 

Inclusion: creating safe and welcoming spaces for everyone


Strategic Goals

Strategic Direction #1 – Optimize Spaces

Goal #1: Create Engaging Spaces

  • Utilize and diversify our current spaces to ensure optimal usage.
  • Enhance the indoor and outdoor experiences for patrons through programs and services.

Goal #2: Increase Digital Presence

  • Utilize social media, web, and technology to increase access to library resources.
  • Provide and promote the use of resources through the virtual branches.

Strategic Direction #2 – Enhance Services

Goal #1: Modernize Resources

  • Increase print and digital resources available to residents.
  • Create a technology procurement strategy to ensure residents have continued access to new technology and equipment.

Goal #2: Provide Dynamic Programs and Services

  • Seek input from the community to assess their needs and allocate resources to develop high-impact programs.

Strategic Direction #3 – Strengthen Partnerships and Revenue Sources

Goal #1: Explore Alliances

  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with community agencies, groups, schools, and municipal council and staff to ensure alignment of goals and services.

Goal #2: Focus on Staff and Volunteers

  • Support current staff and volunteers in their development.

Goal #3: Seek New Revenue Sources

  • Explore innovative and new funding sources and optimize solutions to address fiscal constraints.


Library Board2023-12-21T10:49:44-05:00

Cavan Monaghan Library Board (2022-2026 Council Term)

Earl McLeod– Chair

Rachel Finnie – Vice Chair

Matthew Graham – Council Representative

Monica Schjott– Trustee

Tony Parks – Trustee

Karen Graham – Trustee

Chandra Tremblay – Trustee

Meetings are held in the Board Room at the Millbrook Branch (unless otherwise specified) at 7:00pm.

The public is welcome to attend! Come and help shape the direction of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries. Please contact the Library for the Zoom information for the meetings.

Book sales and donated books2024-03-24T22:18:53-05:00

Both libraries recycle their old collections by offering them for sale to the general public. By purchasing old material, you are contributing to the library which will help us buy new material and keep our collection up to date.

Material is available for sale at all times at both branches.

Library Board Minutes2023-12-22T11:55:45-05:00
Local Links2022-10-29T21:52:22-05:00

The community of Cavan Monaghan has a lot to offer! Make connections, stay informed, and check out some of the businesses and services below.

4th Line Theatre

  • 4th Line Theatre is a Canadian theatre group based in Millbrook specializing in outdoor productions of original plays with historical and cultural significance.

Millbrook and District Lions Club

  • Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Millbrook Business Improvement Association

  • Featuring the stores, shops and services of the historic Village of Millbrook.

Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society

  • The Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society is a registered not for profit organization which celebrates the history of Millbrook and Cavan, Ontario, Canada.

Millbrook Chamber of Commerce

  • Millbrook, a unique village where history lives on in turn-of-the-century charm, has a quaint downtown offering gift & book shops, hardware & grocery stores, Canada Post, LCBO, a Medical & Dental Centre & more.

Millbrook Community Garden:

  • Located right beside the Old Millbrook School House, plots are available to rent for the season. Any extra produce grown will be donated to the Millbrook Food Share.

Millbrook Food Share:

  • Located at The Old Millbrook School
  • Open the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month, 3pm to 5pm.
  • phone number: 705-932-7066

Millbrook and District Lions Club

  • Come and be a part of the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members! Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month, at 7pm. Address: 920 County Rd. #10 (Larmer Line), Millbrook Ontario.


  • Nexicom provides local and long distance telephone service, television and Internet services.

Old Millbrook School Family Centre – EarlyON Centre

  • A not-for-profit organization with a community-directed approach to providing family resources to any individuals interested in the care, nurturing and well-being of children.

The Millbrook Times

  • An independent, locally owned and operated community newspaper serving Cavan Monaghan Township and surrounding communities, founded in 1987. Issues are produced four Thursdays every month, delivered by Canada Post and via email.

Township of Cavan Monaghan

  • Township website serving Cavan, Millbrook, North Monaghan. Includes information regarding municipal services.

We are always happy to see new faces at the Libraries.

If you would like to give us a hand shelving books and keeping the Libraries in tip top shape, visit your nearest branch to introduce yourself and we’ll see what you can do.

Please note: volunteers over 18 years of age require a police check. The cost is to be covered by the volunteer.

If you have any special talents… perhaps you play a musical instrument, teach art or would like to share your talents through educational seminars, talk to us about being a guest at kids’ storytime, or creating an event such as our ‘coffee and colouring’ adult program.

Donations of money2022-05-16T19:07:35-05:00

Donations of money:

The Cavan Monaghan Libraries is a registered charity. As such, we can offer income tax receipts for monetary donations made to the Libraries. Donations of cash or cheque can be made at either branch. The Cavan Monaghan Libraries is now a member of CanadaHelps – Donations can be made online using credit cards. According to CanadaHelps FAQ page,

What does it cost to make a donation?

We don’t charge you anything for making a donation or for creating a donor account. You will receive a tax receipt for 100% of your donation.

To cover the charges we incur for processing your transaction and to help with our overhead expenses, we charge a fee between 3.0% and 4.9% per transaction, depending on the type of donation you make and the charity’s agreement with CanadaHelps. Overall, just 1.8% of this fee goes to CanadaHelps to enable us to continue to build new and innovative online fundraising tools for charities at the best non-commercial rates. The remainder of the fee goes to cover costs we incur from credit card companies, banks and other financial institutions for processing donations.

Click this link for more information on [CanadaHelps] fees.

Donations of books or other materials:

Donations are always welcome! This includes books, audiobooks, DVDs, craft supplies (for our events), et cetera. Donated material is compared to the collection, added if it is something we don’t already have, used to replace older material or put into our ongoing sale. Material that is smelly or damaged will be recycled.

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