Killaloe and District Public Library


LIBRARY HISTORY

In the late 1970's the Provincial government enacted legislation allocating funding in the form of per-household grants to municipalities who provide library services to their residents. In 1978 the Killaloe council passed a Public Library By-law to provide library services for their municipality. The original Killaloe Public Library was located in the Fire Hall/Municipal Building on Civic Street in Killaloe. The newly-formed board, several volunteers and Marnie Mackay, volunteered their time and talents for many years, working to establish the library. 

Today, Nicole Zummach is the chief librarian. Colleen Ryan-Franey served as librarian from 2001-2006. Marnie Mackay served as librarian for over 20 of the past 29 years. Tish Smith and Patricia Thurston also served brief terms as librarian during the early years.

The library began as a very basic, small collection. As time passed more books, shelves and space were added. In 1994, the Killaloe Public Library relocated to the Municipal Building at the corner of John and Boland Streetin the old public school building. The emphasis of the collection reflects the interests of the community. The collection also includes videos, DVDs, audio books, magazines and large print books. Discerning readership helps maintain the quality of the collection.


Digital Collection