Summer Employment opportunities

We are accepting applications for Student Employment

for Provincial SEEDS program and

Canada Summer Jobs Program (must be 15 - 30 years old)

June - September 2023

The successful candidates will be working in our Visitor Information Center as well as the Library.  Interpersonal skills and knowledge of our community will be an asset.  Training will be given.

The jobs will be open to students in post secondary education as well as students in high school.

email resume with a covering letter to:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Brenda Dunsmore, chairperson) or leave resume at the library in an envelope - attn. Brenda Dunsmore

interviews will be given end of April or early May


March is National Reading Month

Come and see a display of some of our more popular books

in the front lobby


Volunteer Team Meeting

Monday morning, April 3rd from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Come and join the team!


Cambridge-Narrows Regional Library presents:

 Coffee and Cards

Every Thursday afternoon in March and April!

1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Contact April Wilson 292-2488



Lakeview Bookworms Book Club meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month

from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  Everyone welcome! 

See 3 pages on Book Club for more information.


Business Owners: 

If you have brochures, menus or business cards, we can display them for you in the Visitor Information Centre.  If you wish to have changes or additions made to the 3 Tourism pages on this website, please contact the Library.


Community Project:  Book of Obituaries

Family and Friends of Locals

This record of past lives of those who lived in this area is put together by you and other community members.  We encourage your participation.  Feel free to add obituaries and place them in alphabetical order, using the A to Z dividers.  Use the plastic sheets if necessary.  This is a small way that we can commemorate the memory of those who have lived in this area in the past. We hope that it might help genealogists in the future.


Book Memorials

You can have a personalized book-plate made in someone's memory. 

Also, we will make a book-plate with the donor's name in a second book.

You can donate certain books or we can choose books that you feel are suitable.  

A volunteer or student will arrange for you to receive a tax receipt for your donation.

Thank you for supporting the Cambridge-Narrows Regional Library. 


Our collection of Cambridge-Narrows School yearbooks is lacking the years:

1977,1982, 1988, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

If you have copies you wish to donate to the Library, it would be appreciated.

They will be kept in the 'Local History' section of your Library.


  New Project 2023 - Stories about Locals

We would like to start up a new collection of stories for the Local History Section.  If anyone is interested in writing an article about a local person, we'd love to hear from you.  Your essay/article can be long or short - with or without photographs.  This will be a long-term, on-going project.  They will be kept in a special binder in alphabetical order.  You could write about your friend or neighbour or even yourself and your own family.  It doesn't have to be highly detailed.  You might have stories about the way things were in this area in the past.  Let us know if you're interested in this.  Thanks.


Seed Library 2023

Cultivating Community Connections with the Grand Lake Wellness Network and

the Cambridge-Narrows Regional Library

Seedy Saturday event on May 6th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

We will have a guest speaker and there will be educational materials and prizes.

Free vegetable and herb seeds will be available to members of our Library until supplies last.

What is a seed library?
Seeds will be given to the public, free of charge, with an aim to create greener spaces, encourage people to grow their own healthy vegetables and herbs, promote food security, and facilitate community learning.

How to borrow seeds
It’s easy! Sign up and become a member of the library (membership is free). Members can choose their seeds and sign them out (limit one variety to a maximum of 10 packages for each membership number) each time you visit the library. Please print your name, library membership number and leave any comments you'd like to share - see the green sheet on the small table next to the Seed Library baskets.  The Volunteers can help you.    

Saving seeds
At harvest time, please take extra steps to save seeds for others. The more seeds we save, the more members of our community can experience the joy of growing their own food from local seeds. We want heirloom, open-pollinated, non-genetically modified seeds available to the community to help preserve these for our future. Saving seeds that grow well in this area will ensure that we will have a supply in the event of crop failure in some other areas.

Returning seeds
If you have seeds to share with us at harvest time, please bring them back in an envelope, or clear plastic bag marked with as much information as you can provide.

What else?
We will have a Seedy Saturday event here at the Library on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.   Free admission - everyone welcome.
The Cultivating Community Connections grant with the Grand Lake Wellness Network allows us to have two events and also to purchase gardening books for the children and adult sections of your library. 

Seed Library - 2023  Basil - Sweet; Beans - Bush (Green) Blue Lake; Beets - Detroit dark red; Carrot - Neptune; Chive (microgreens); Cilantro/Coriander - Santo; Corn-Honey Select; Cucumber - Field; Cucumber - Pickling; Dill - Bouquet; Green onion (bunching); Jalapeno pepper (early organic); Kale - Blue Curled Scotch; Lettuce (white Boston butterhead); Onion - yellow; Parsley (forest green); Peas - Shelling Dalvay; Peas - Snow; Pumpkin - small sugar or Pie; Radish - Roxanne; Spinach-Olympia hybrid; Squash - vegetable/spaghetti; Squash - winter Buttercup; Tomato - Regular, Bush Beefsteak; Tomato - Roma; Turnip (Laurentian rutabaga); Zucchini - Green Black Beauty

These seeds are from Veseys Seeds Ltd. in PEI.  We do not have planting instructions written on the packages - please refer to the Veseys catalogue or website for information.  

Grow Your Own Recipe:  New this year!  3 recipes chosen with ingredients and instructions for each, at the bottom - it also notes what seeds from the seed library program you will need to grow to make each recipe.  Roasted Vegetable Soup.  Tomato Sauce.  Pico de Gallo

Thank you to everyone who has donated their own seeds and is practicing seed saving in the fall.  That's what this is all about!  Keep growing!