Library service came to our area in the 1930s thanks to the dedication and hard work of the local Women's Institute. Today the North Kawartha Public Library has 2 branches to serve the needs of our residents. The main branch is located in Apsley next to the North Kawartha Health Centre. It is open year round, 5 days a week and offers a wide variety of services including books, DVDs, computer courses, children's programming, maintaining local historical records and free high speed public internet access.
The Woodview branch is located at 66 Northey's Bay Road at the Wilson Park Community Centre, in the southern part of our Township and is open year round three days a week. This branch also offers books and DVDs as well as free high speed public internet access. Both locations offer free, "always on" wireless internet access, a very popular service for both our year round and seasonal residents.
Another very beneficial service is the library's annual publication of the "North Kawartha Community Directory". Widely distributed throughout our Township, this is a valuable resource of contact information for local businesses, services and organizations, as well as current events and activities.