Kids can cast their votes at the Library

Picton Branch of the Prince Edward County Public Library. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

Did you know there’s an election campaign going on?

Yes, children across Prince Edward County are casting their votes in our first library mock election. Choosing between the exciting candidates: dogs, cats and frogs, children of all ages are invited to come cast a vote. We’ll announce the winner after the actual election day, September 20. The mock election, complete with campaign posters, is a fun and light-hearted way to introduce the idea of elections to children.

Not sure who to vote for? We’ll have lots of books on hand featuring the “candidates.” Drop by any branch to vote, and remember “vote early, vote often!” If you have school aged children, by now they are already hopping on the school bus, logging into virtual school, or learning at home. After a busy summer, we are ready to jump into fall! No matter how your children are learning, all branches of the library are at your service to help. We can help you select books and online resources and use your public library to maximum advantage.

Drop by any branch of the library: Ameliasburgh, Bloomfield, Consecon, Milford, Picton or Wellington – or visit them all!

The return of fall also brings the return of Maker Club, which this year will take place at the Wellington Branch of the library after school on Thursdays at 4pm. Themes include science fair, fibre arts and holidays around the world. To register visit the library’s website or call (613) 476-5962. On Saturdays, pick between storytime at the Picton Branch Library & the Wellington Branch Library. Each will be held weekly at 10:30 a.m. and all are welcome to join. They will be held outside as long as possible and will feature stories and activities. Space is limited as we adhere to COVID-19 restrictions. Reserve your spot at or take your chances dropping by!

If you have children who love watching construction vehicles, we’ve set up a “construction watching zone” from inside the Picton Branch Library where they can watch what’s happening with the expansion progress! There’s a great view from the second-floor window. Adults who are curious about the construction are welcome to come check it out, too! Need your volunteer hours for school credit? You can earn them at the library by writing or recording reviews of the books you have read. To find out more, contact Whitney at (613) 476-5962 or email

UPCOMING EVENTS: Digital Wellbeing September 22 at 2 p.m. As part of Community Care for Seniors Virtual Active Living Fair. Free for seniors 60+. Call Community Care for Seniors for Info: (613) 476-7493 Book Making September 23 at 2 p.m. Join Al Purdy A-Frame Writer-in-Residence Jessica Brebenek for a book making workshop at the Ameliasburgh Branch Library. Register at

-Liz Zylstra