There are lots of ways to get involved with the Library and your community. Follow the links below for more information.
Library Board Information
Cavan Monaghan Library Board (2018-2022 Council Term)
Glen Spurrell – Chair
Lynda Allair – Vice Chair
Cathy Moore – Council Representative
Michelle Watson – Trustee
Barb Allen – 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.
The Board has worked for the past couple of years to develop a strategic plan outlining where we are headed. Read the plan here: opens in a new window2015-2018 Strategic Planopens PDF file
Library Audit – 2013 to 2020
Library Minutes – 2011-Current
Minutes from 2021 (saved as PDF files.)
- opens in a new windowOctober 5, 2021 – special meeting (Strategic Plan)
- October 2021
- November 2021
- December 2021
Minutes from 2020 (saved as PDF files.)
Minutes from 2019 (saved as PDF files.)
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.
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 is a Canadian theatre group based in Millbrook specializing in outdoor productions of original plays with historical and cultural significance.
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.
Featuring the stores, shops and services of the historic Village of Millbrook.
The Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society is a registered not for profit organization which celebrates the history of Millbrook and Cavan, Ontario, Canada.
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, TD Canada Trust, 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. Contact the Peterborough Community Garden Network for more information.
- Millbrook Food Share:
Located at The Old Millbrook School, 1 Dufferin St. Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0
Open the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of each month, 3pm to 5pm.
phone number: 705-932-7066
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.
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.
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 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 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 opens in a new windowCanadaHelps – Donations can be made online using credit cards. According to CanadaHelps opens in a new windowFAQ 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.
Economic Impact Calculator
This calculator has been adapted from the Library Boards Association of Nova Scotia, from the calculator originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association.