This year’s online auction will run from June 12-24, 2022.

Proceeds will support Mississippi Mills Public Library’s fundraising in lieu of charging fines for overdue materials – because MMPL is now fine free! Activities like this auction – and other fine-free fundraising events – build community, allowing those with financial means to give, while not adding financial burden to those with limited funds.

Fine-free is great news for the community! See all the reasons why at this post. However, the library needs to raise approximately $4000 to make up the shortfall.  The Friends of the Mississippi Mills Public Library have taken up the challenge to raise the money to re-balance the budget.

The Friends need your help.

The Friends are planning an online auction of services donated by community members and businesses. The planning process has just begun. In other auctions of this type individuals have offered services such as a one-time house cleaning, a lunch for two tables of bridge, or a breadmaking workshop for a small group.

On the Facebook page of Friends of Mississippi Mills people have asked for services such as leaf raking in the fall, one-time snow shoveling, help with heavy garden work, or someone to fix an appliance.  Other possibilities may include taking someone without a car to Pakenham for an ice-cream or reading to a child or senior. Businesses may be able to offer an oil change, a tour of their facility, a meal.    With a bit of creativity, we can all generate some exciting and much needed services to offer members of our community.

The Friends are asking residents of Mississippi Mills to contact the Friends with services they have to offer and/or services they would be happy to purchase.  If you are willing to offer a service for the auction, either as an individual or a business, or if there is a service you need and would bid for, please contact us at

Remember, the money raised is going to a great cause!