About Us

Our History

Marwayne Public Library was founded in 1972.  The County of Vermilion River gave support by offering the use of the school library with facilities including heat, electricity and shelving.  Various sponsors including: school committees, local churches, and the Royal Canadian Legion gave cash donations to help fund the library.  The library received it's first Provincial Grant in the sum of $723.29 to purchase books.  In order to add more books, money was raised through membership drive, bake sales, afternoon teas, and various other methods.  Donations of books were received from individuals throughout the community and surrounding area.  The Marwayne Public Library was granted legal status on October 16, 1972 by The Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation.  On June 20, 1992, the Marwayne Public Library became an important part of the Northern Lights Library System.  Over the years, the outstanding community support has allowed the library to offer the best public library services.

Plan of Service

The Village of Marwayne Library Board creates a 5-year Plan of Service based on community consultation to direct and focus the library's activities and innovations.  Our mission statement is that we will pursue knowledge for personal and/or professional services, thereby enhancing social inclusion, personal development, and community awareness by providing a range of resources to facilitate and encourage lifelong learning and literacy with technology and hands on material.