Upcoming Events

Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Nelson Public Library - lower level
Come get creative with our big bins of Lego! Free, drop-in. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Nelson Public Library - main level
In the Amnesty International Book Club, we read popular novels and then explore the human rights aspects of the book through discussion questions, interactive author interviews, podcasts & more. March’s discussion book is Laughing All
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Nelson Public Library - lower level
Bring your 0-1 year old for some rhymes and songs.
Mar 30 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Nelson Public Library - lower level
Learn from Author Rayya Liebich how to write Haiku, Tanka, and Renga poetry! All teens, all levels welcome!
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm Nelson Public Library
Nelson author Jennifer Craig launches her new novel Gone to Pot on Thursday, March 30, 7pm at the Nelson Public Library. Clearly set in the Queen City, Gone to Pot tells the story of a
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am Nelson Public Library - lower level
Stories, rhymes, movement, and sing-alongs. Come one, come all! (all ages)
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am Francophone School, L’Ecole des Sentiers-alpins
Bring your 0-6 year old for mini-Mother Goose, storytime, snacks, and even check out Nelson Library books! Every Friday morning for the month of March. No registration, just drop in! Free!  
Apr 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am Nelson Public Library - lower level
Includes stories, songs, rhymes and sensory play activities for children ages 3-6. This program welcomes children of all abilities, especially those who have developmental disabilities, atypical sensory processing and/or other conditions. Sensory Storytimes includes stories,


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Mobile Print Service


The Library now offers mobile printing from your home or work desktop computer, or a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Click on the Mobile Print image above to send your print job.

Visit our Copy and Print Services page for more available options.


Reading Suggestions

Keep yourself and your kids safe on the internet and social media.





Ongoing Suggested Reading Links for all Ages




Strategic Plan and Annual Report

The Nelson Public Library Strategic Plan 2017-2021 and our Report to the Community 2016 have been finalized and published.

Strategic Plan 2017-2021 – Full Version

Strategic Plan 2017-2021 – Condensed Version

Report to the Community 2016


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For students and adults alike:

The Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display.

The database contains various images and offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

This database is updated annually.


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