Essa Public Library

Site: Thornton Branch

Service: Essa Public Library, Thornton Branch

Contact Information
Office Phone Thornton Branch: 705-458-2549 ; Angus Branch: 705-424-6531
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Primary Contact Laura Wark, Chief Executive Officer; Phone: 705-424-6531; Email:
Alternate Contact Glenda Newbatt, Manager of Library Services; Phone: 705-424-6531; Email:
Site Information
Description (Site) Cross street: Robert St and Earls Crt
Located In Community Essa
Address & Map
34 Robert St
Unit 1
Essa, ON
Canada L0L 2N0
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Intersection Robert St and Earls Crt
Mailing Address 8505 County Road 10 
Unit 1 
Angus, ON 
Canada L0M 1B1
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Resources include traditional reading materials, e-books and e-resources.

Other programs and services include:
  • Seed Library: Community seed project where you can borrow seeds using your library card for free. At the end of the growing season you are asked to save some of your seeds and return them to the library.
  • Kitchen Library: Lending collection of kitchen gadgets, tools and appliances for you to borrow on your library card. Donations of kitchen items accepted at both Angus and Thornton branches
  • Children's Programs: Summer Reading Program, Story Time and Ontario Early Years for pre-school children
  • Adult Lifelong Learning Programs
  • meeting room space is available in Thornton for use by community groups and for private rental when the library is closed
For a complete list of programs offered, visit Essa Public Library
Hours Mon-Thu 2 pm-7 pm, Fri-Sat 10 am-3 pm
Toddler Time drop in: Fri 10 am
Areas Served Essa
Eligibility Residents of Essa
Application Registration is free with proof of residency in Essa and for Base Borden militaryCall for information
Languages English
Fees None - No Membership fee for residents of Essa (including Base Borden) as well as residents of Adjala-Tosorontio, Clearview, Innisfil and Springwater
Membership - $30 per year per family for non-residents
Volunteer Description assist with shelving, processing, and fundraising
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Thornton Library
Former Name Essa Centennial Library: Thornton Community Library
Agency Information
Parent Agency Name Essa Public Library
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Established 1967
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports
Elections Library Board is appointed by Essa Council concurrent with the 4-year term of Council
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Community Gardens ; Library Audiovisual Services ~ Visual Impairments ; Public Access Computers/Tools ; Public Internet Access Sites ; Public Libraries ; Youth Enrichment Programs