West Perth Public Library is an Accredited Library
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In 2021, West Perth Public Library achieved Re-Accreditation.

From "Ontario Public Library Guidelines Monitoring and Accreditation Council" website:

The Ontario Public Library Guidelines are developed by the Ontario public library community to help improve the quality of public library service across the province. The Guidelines are important not only for libraries pursuing accreditation but as a process for boards, CEOs, and library staff to assess their governance, management, and services against best practices. Libraries can work with the guidelines to develop a comprehensive process and plan for improvement.

Key Benefits of Accreditation:

  • Evaluation of local library service and direction for development
  • Improved accountability
  • Assistance in the planning process
  • Consistency of public library service across Ontario
  • Enhancement of the library’s position in the community and with funding bodies

There are 41 accredited library systems in Ontario.