This summer the library is bringing the crafts to your home!

Pick up a FREE themed “Craft in a Bag” at your library branch. The bags include the materials, craft instructions, and “how-to” instructions to help you search for complimentary reading materials in our library catalogue! Spend some fun time crafting away at home & reading with the kids!

“Craft in a Bag” do not include basic supplies like glue, scissors, tape and crayons. Each week the bags will have a different theme and craft. Also, each week’s bag will be posted at our MMPL Summer Reading Program 2020 Facebook group with pictures of contents. Please join the group if you are on Facebook!

If you need glue, scissors, tape and crayons, the library is offering a FREE “Starter Kit Bag” by request.

Both “Craft in a Bag” and “Starter Kit Bag” can be picked up in Almonte or Pakenham. Order bags by email at or by phone at 613 256 1037. Current curbside pick-up times are:

Almonte Branch:

  • Tuesdays from 10 am to noon
  • Wednesdays from 5 pm to 7 pm
  • Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pm

Pakenham Branch:

  • Wednesdays from 3 pm to 5 pm

Bags with craft materials are for you to keep, but if you request other library materials (books, movies, audiobooks, etc.) with your bags, you can return them later in the bins or the book drop, when you come to the library.

Also, please share your family’s creations at our Facebook group: MMPL Summer Program 2020 –