Coming Events

Barbara MacWha Memorial Scholarship

The Whitewater Region Public Library is offering the new Barbara MacWha Memorial Scholarship to eligible post-secondary students in the amount of $500.00.  To qualify, applicants must:

Be a resident of the Township of Whitewater Region;
Be a patron of the Library;
Demonstrate an interest in libraries and literacy;
Not have received the Barbara MacWhat Memorial Scholarship before (one award per applicant); and
Be enrolled in post-secondary studies at an accredited college or university.

Apply by May 31, 2021 by sending your application to or dropping an application off at the Cobden Branch (12 Wren Drive, Cobden, ON).  The application is available at all branches of the library, on our website or by call 613-646-7592.

Whitewater Region Public Library Cookbook Fundraiser

Whitewater Region Public Library wants you to send us your recipes.  The Library is creating a cookbook and we want to include your favourite recipe.

Mail or drop off a copy of your recipe to any of our local branches or email them to

Deadline is August 30, 2021.


Please note that all COVID 19 safety protocols will be in place at all branches of the Library - masks, hand santizer and a limit on the number of patrons allowed in the Library at one time.

Returned materials will be cleaned, and quarantined for a period of time, before being placed back on the shelves.  Although we strive to sanitize and practice safe handling of materials, The Whitewater Region Public Library cannot guarantee the sanitization of library items.  Please handle them with caution.

Patrons should wash their hands before and after handling books and other items, avoid touching their face while reading and to avoid sneezing and coughing onto items.

Patrons who are immunosuppressed or otherwise susceptible to COVID-19 infection should not take out items from the library.