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 – 2022-20282022-10-27T15:02:48-05:00

The Board has worked for the past couple of years to develop a strategic plan outlining where we are headed. The Strategic Plan has 3 main directions:

  1. Optimizing Spaces
  2. Maximizing Services and
  3. Growing Partnerships/Funding

The full plan can be read here: Strategic Plan 2022-2028


We have also released Mission, Vision and Goals

Our Mission

The Cavan Monaghan Library offers our members and residents in-branch and online resources, spaces, programs and services to enrich their lives.

Our Vision

The Cavan Monaghan Library continues to be a trusted local partner committed to improving the economic, social and environmental vitality of our municipality. We do this by empowering members and residents through access to high-quality resources, safe and welcoming spaces, innovative programs and valuable services that connect them with their neighbours and the world.

Our Guiding Values

Demonstrating a positive impact on the vitality and quality of life, and the social and economic success of our members and Township.

  • Transformational Service Excellence for all Ages and Stages
  • Lifelong Learning and Literacy of all kinds
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • A Laser-like Focus on our Community and Alliances
  • A Culture of Innovation, Experimentation, and Creativity
  • Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice: A safe and welcoming place
  • A Strong Commitment to Staff and their Development and a positive volunteer experience
  • Trust, Integrity and Ethical and Measurable Accountability
  • Environmental Sustainability
Library Board2022-10-29T21:30:03-05:00

Cavan Monaghan Library Board (2018-2022 Council Term)

Glen Spurrell – Chair

Lynda Allair – Vice Chair

Scott McFadden – Council Representative

Earl McLeod – Trustee

Jessica Polak – Trustee

Rob Swaffield – Trustee

Ryan Matheson – 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 books2022-05-16T19:17:12-05:00

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. You can also come to our book sales, held at the Millbrook Branch on the 4th Sunday of each month, from April to October, coinciding with the Millbrook Farmer’s Market. Please contact the Library or check our social media links to be sure there are no cancellations.

Library Board Minutes2023-01-11T14:06:36-05:00
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.

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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