Library News


Coffee, Tea and a Chat with Me Featuring Ben Shillington (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm)

Ben will be at the Beachburg Branch (20 Cameron Drive, Beachburg) on Monday, June 17th to provide insights and address any questions about outdoor recreation.  Ben is the author of "Winter Backpacking:  Your Guide to Safe and Warm Winter Camping and Day Trips".

This event is free of charge, though donations are appreciated.  Refreshments will be offered.  For further information, kindly contact 613-646-7592 or email

MacWha Bursary

Applications are now being accepted for the Barbara MacWha Memorial Scholarship.  There are 2 x $500.00 scholarships to be awarded to eligible post-secondary students in the Whitewater Region.  The application is available below.

Whitewater Region Public Library Presents TD Summer Reading Club 2024

Celebrate Canadian authors, illustrators and stories.  Explore the fun of reading and build a lifelong love of reading.  The club is open to kids ages 3-10 and all activities are free!

The club will be in Beachburg on Tuesday, July 9th and Tuesday, July 16th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.
The club will be in Cobden on Thursday, July 11th and Thursday, July 18th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

Join the club by sending an email to to register.

Calling All Writers!

Do you love to write?  Would you like to exchange ideas with other like minded authors, receive feedback, share your ideas and experiences?  Join the Whitewater Region Writer's Circle.  The group will meet on the third Monday of each month at the Cobden Branch (12 Wren Drive) from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  The cost is $5.00 per session and there will be refreshments available.  Please register by email at or by phone at 613-646-7592.

Whitewater Region Public Library is Looking For Some Friends!
Do you have a few hours to spare a month?  You could help our library thrive by volunteering for programming and events for children and adults.  Give as little or as much time as you like.  Any contribution is appreciated.  For more information please contact Debbi McLaughlin at or 613-646-7592.

Books and Banter Book Club!
Join us the first Tuesday of every month at the Beachburg branch for an evening discussing all things books!  Bring a book you're currently reading or any book that you love!  The time is 6:00 to 7:30 pm.  Coffee and tea will be provided.  

On-Line Book Club!
Join us the first Thursday of every month on Zoom for our on-line book club hosted by Library Board Member Mary Clark.  The meetings will begin at 7:00 pm on Zoom.  Please email to register for the club.