About Your Seguin Public Libraries
Seguin Public Libraries' Board
Board Meetings are open to the public with the exception of Closed Meetings or during in camera. All Seguin branches are wheelchair accessible.
2019 Library Board Meeting Schedule
All Meetings at held at 7:00 pm. Please note that dates & locations are subject to change at the Board’s discretion and we will attempt to notify the public in a timely manner.
January 24th, 2019 @ the Humphrey Branch
February 21st, 2019 @ the Christie Branch
March 21st, 2019 @ the Foley Branch
April 18th, 2019 @ the Rosseau Branch
May 16th, 2019 @ the Humphrey Branch
June 20th, 2019 @ the Christie Branch
September 19th, 2019 @ the Foley Branch
October 17th, 2019 @ the Rosseau Branch
November 21st, 2019 @ the Humphrey Branch
December 19th, 2019 @ the Christie Branch
- Bev Fraser-LeDrew, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Craig Finnson, Vice Chair (email@example.com)
- Stefanie Veneranda, CEO- Secretary & Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Terry Fellner, Township of Seguin Council Rep. (email@example.com)
- Ruth Goodwin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Julia Sek (email@example.com)
- Sue Coxhead (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bruce Gibbon (email@example.com)
- Janet Borneman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Julie Whalen (email@example.com)
Seguin Public Libraries' Policies
Our policies are currently under administrative review.
Please consider a charitable donation to Seguin Public Libraries. Funds raised go towards wonderful programs, technology and library materials. All donations over $30 receive an official tax receipt. Monetary gifts over $150 will have the donor’s name put on our fundraising plaque.
Purchase Used Books by Donations
We offer donated and weeded materials for sale by donation. Your donation will go towards purchasing newer materials or replacing well used items.
History of Seguin Public Libaries
In January of 1998 the Townships of Christie, Foley, Humphrey, part of Monteith and the village of Rosseau amalgamated to become the Township of Seguin.
At that time there were libraries in Christie, Humphrey and Rosseau. People who lived in Foley Township used the library in Parry Sound, however once amalgamation occurred Foley residents could not use the Parry Sound library without having to pay a non-resident fee, or they could use one of the library branches in the new Township of Seguin.
Originally, the Christie Library was situated in the back portion of the Christie Township Office by the village park and cenotaph. The Humphrey Library was located in the basement of the Humphrey (now Seguin) Township Offices and the Rosseau library was housed in a small corner of the basement in the Rosseau Memorial Hall. None of the libraries were accessible. Renovations were underway on the Municipal Office to provide accessibility and at that time a lift was installed. The lift provided access to the basement (Humphrey library) and to the Council chambers on the second level.
In 1999, the Seguin Library Board and the Visioning Committee in Orrville felt it was time to build and relocate the library from its small space. It was to be attached to the new Community Centre that was built just outside the village of Orrville. The lovely 2000 square foot total accessible library opened in 2002.
Consideration at the Board level regarding opening a library facility in Foley began in 1997 and continued for a long time, along with discussion with Seguin Township. Eventually in 1999 it was decided the Board, in conjunction with the Township, would open a small library in the old Foley Township Offices (old Foley School). The Board would be given an empty classroom, but would have to find shelving and a desk etc. to use. The circulation counter was the original counter from the Foley Township office.
In spring of 2000 the Foley Branch opened. The Foley library stayed in this location for three years. It then moved south, down Rankin Lake Rd., into what had been the Mennonite School and Church. The library was in the basement of that building where is stayed until 2014.
In 2007 Seguin Libraries and Seguin Twp. received a Trillium grant to renovate the basement of the Rosseau Memorial Hall. At this time the library was given more space and a generous donation by resident Catherine DeWitt allowed for portable shelving for all the books.
In 2009 another grant was received to build a new library facility in Humphrey. It would be attached to the Arena and Community Centre where it sits today.
In 2013 a Trillium grant was received to move the Foley library out of the basement and into the new Foley Community Centre/Business Resource centre. The new library in Foley opened in 2014.
Christie, Foley, Humphrey and Rosseau Branches have sizable local history collections. Unfortunately, Seguin Public Libraries cannot provide in-depth long-distance telephone, written or email research assistance.
The Rosseau Historical Society also provides information and pictures on the history of Rosseau and the surrounding area. www.rosseauhistoricalsociety.com