While there’s nothing like losing yourself in the blissful peace of a good book, Kinmount Public Library offers so much more than that.  The library is a great place to connect with others while experiencing the vast selection of available resources.  Have a question?  Need information?   Librarian Maryann Dobsi will happily answer questions or direct you to the proper resources. 

Anyone who resides in, pays taxes to, or goes to school in the City of Kawartha Lakes is eligible for a free library membership. Children under the age of 16 are required to have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their card.  To register for a card, provide identification that includes your name and address. Cards are issued for immediate use. Persons who do not qualify for free membership may purchase a non-resident membership at the cost of $30.00 annually, or pro-rated to $2.50 per month.

Can’t find that book you want?  You may place a hold or reserve books in person, by telephone or online.  You may also renew your material in the same manners. 

As well as books, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, book tapes and magazines may be borrowed. Four computers are available for internet browsing.  Computers users under 16 need a parent/guardian to grant permission to use the Internet by completing a Public Internet Access Agreement. A children’s program based computer is featured in the children’s section.  The library offers photocopy, printer and fax services and is a recycling depot for batteries & ink cartridges.  A meeting room with capacity for 25 is available for rent at a cost of $25 for up to 3 hours.  Discover a wealth of brochures pertinent to the area.  Explore the Kinmount Heritage display. 

Children\s programs are free. The Junior Book Club meets Wednesday evenings from 6 – 7 p.m.  Kids develop a love of reading and make fun crafts.  Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. is Preschool Storytime.  Watch for frequent Special Events. 

Kinmount is lucky to have The Friends of the Kinmount Branch. a volunteer group who support library resources & services.  Book sales are held the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 am to 2 pm in the lower level of the library. Donations for book sales are gratefully accepted and may be left in the box marked "Kinmount Friends - donations" outside the lower level door.  For further information about “The Friends” group please contact Virginia Dunn at 488-2014 or email at

Library hours are Tuesday  & Wednesday 3 pm to 8 pm, Thursday 10 am to 3 pm & Saturday 9 am to 2 pm.  The library is located at 3980 County Rd 121 in the upper level of the former Somerville Municipal Office.  Telephone: (705) 488-3199.  web: