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Petawawa Public Library
16 Civic Centre Rd.
Petawawa, Ontario
K8H 3H5
Tel: 613 687-2227
Fax: 613 687-2527

Bring your class to the library, or bring our library resources to your class! There are many ways we can support your learning activities.


Teacher memberships
with special privileges are available to teachers who live or teach in Petawawa and would like to borrow materials for their classrooms. With a teacher membership, borrowing periods are extended. Please come prepared to show photo ID and proof of address when you register.

Curriculum support The Children's Librarian will create booklists and set aside books according to your needs. Please email her with your request. If you prefer to choose your own books, please limit your selection to no more than half of what is available on the shelves.

Class visits can be tailored to your needs and can include storytime and a craft, a Green Screen experience, a library tour with a demonstration on how to use our online catalogue and find resources, or training on how to use our research databases. Contact the Children's Department for more information at 613-687-2227 ext. 2203.

High Interest / Low Vocabulary Books are part of our Fiction collections. Search our online catalogue for the following series titles: SideStreets -- Orca Currents -- Good Reads. You may also refine your catalogue search results by selecting the Easy Reader option under the Special Groups heading on the left side of the catalogue.

Online Databases are great research tools for all ages and academic levels. Many of our databases provide full-text versions of print publications such as magazines, professional journals, newspapers, reference books and other types of media. Contents have been carefully selected and are far more authoritative than what may be found simply by searching on the Internet. To use these resources from home, log in using your 14-digit library card number. Try the following:

Kids InfoBits (Kindergarten to Grade 5)
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre (High School, Post Secondary)
Mango Languages
Little Pim (Language Learning for the very young)
Tumble Book Library (Animated picture books, plus graphic novels and math stories)

For teachers:
Educators 200
NoveList K-8

Visit the Online Databases page of the library's website to view a complete list of links.

The Parent Teacher Collection houses books, audio/visual material and activity kits to support literacy, curriculum and child development. It is located in the Children's Department.

INTERNET RESOURCES Quality, innovative online learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills necessary for them to be successful in both work and life. Supported by the Goodwill Community Foundation, Inc. (GCF®) whose mission is "to create and provide education, employment, and life enrichment opportunities for people who desire to improve the quality of their lives" .

CBC Archives for Teachers provides audio and video links, plus curriculum notes on Canadian events and issues. (

Ontario History Quest Activities for students and teachers (Grades 7-12)

Homework Help from the Virtual Reference Library links to resources organized according to Ontario curriculum from K-12.

Discovery Information includes free resources for teachers (Grades K-12) in Science, English, Social Studies and Math. The site also offers free homework help for students.

National Film Board View National Film Board videos.





The Petawawa Public Library Digital Heritage Collection records the stories of Petawawa and the surrounding communities. 

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Updated January 17, 2017 by The Petawawa Public Library Staff