The library has improved and increased resources at its Local interest, local history and genealogy webpage.

Items of special note are: 

Ancestry Library Edition, currently available FREE from home via the link at the library webpage. Meanwhile, FREE remote access for Ancestry Library Edition ENDS after 31 Dec. 2021 – so take this opportunity to do some research on your family tree!

Mississippi Mills Public Library is now tagging material in the collection written and illustrated by local authors. “Local” encompasses Lanark County. To browse the list of local titles – from all subject areas! – please follow this link to the catalogue – or search the catalogue yourself anytime with the keywords “local author collection.”

There’s a whole list of online resources including links to:

  • Memories of ’42 – stories of the Almonte train wreck – virtual exhibit
  • Archives Lanark
  • The four heritage walking tours in Mississippi Mills
  • The Almonte Gazette online (via the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum webpage)
  • much more!

Browse this page and learn something new about Mississippi Mills, Almonte, Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton, greater Ramsay, and Pakenham!

Links to the catalogue of local history material located at the Almonte branch and at the Pakenham branch are also on this page as are links to all Mississippi Mills museums.