Library Hoopla – October 2020

October is Canadian Library Month! Libraries play a valuable role in the lives of Canadians through the services and programs they offer. We have plenty to keep you engaged this month!

What Does the Library Mean to You? Writing Contest

We want to hear from you! Write a short response or poem about why you love the library or about a favourite library-related memory for a chance to win a prize! Conditions apply. Please read and make sure you understand the full contest rules and conditions before submitting your response.

Submit online responses here:
Entry forms for in person responses can be found at the main desk.

Battle of the Books

What’s worth reading? You can help decide! Every week in October we will be putting two of our most circulated books against each other. Like us on Facebook to vote for your favourite!

Children’s Library Card Design Contest

We will be hosting a design contest for the new children’s library card! Children grades 1-8 are invited to enter and design what they think the card should look like. The child with the winning design will receive a Samsung Galaxy Tablet! For more information, email us at

Escape from Eldritch Manor – A Virtual Escape Room

The library will be having it’s 2nd annual escape room online this year! Open to all ages, you can do this by yourself, or work together with friends and family via Zoom.

The escape room will be available on our website October 24th.

Teen Night Has Moved Online!

If you want to participate in fun virtual programming like trivia, games, movie nights and more, email to register. Thursdays at 6 for teens age 12-18. A signed permission form from a parent or guardian is required.

Take and Make Kits

Pick up a kit to make your own galaxy pumpkin! For more information, send an email to

Monster Hunt

Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, Werewolves and more are on the loose in Smiths Falls! Can you find them and bring them back to the library?

Scattered around town are painted rocks with different literary monsters on the. Return them to the library for a treat! (no tricks, promise!)