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Upcoming programs at Haldimand County Public Library

The Haldimand County Public Library has some exciting programs coming up for the community.

For further information on library programming, please contact Katrina Krupicz, Community Outreach/Inreach Coordinator, Haldimand County Public Library at 905-318-5932 ext. 6552,  or by email at

Author visit with Lisa Sherk

Local author Lisa Sherk will be at the Dunnville branch of the Haldimand County Public Library on Thursday, Mar. 2 at 6 p.m. to share her first book of poetry entitled The Looking Glass: Glimpses of Life Through Poetry. Featuring rhyming and free verse poetry, The Looking Glass explores the themes of grief, loss, spirituality, and connectivity. No registration is required.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

In partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, the Library is offering free income tax filing services by trained volunteers as part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program. This tax program will be offered by drop-off only, at the Caledonia, Jarvis, Cayuga, Hagersville, and Selkirk branches. The free tax clinics will run from March 1 to April 14, 2023.

To be eligible for this free tax filing service, participants must be:

  • Single, with an annual income of $30,000 or less;
  • Married couple, with a combined annual income of $40,000 or less;
  • Single adult with dependents, with an annual income of $35,000 or less (plus an additional $2,500 per dependent);
  • Individual with less than $1,000 investment income.

Once participants drop off materials and complete the necessary forms, all materials will be delivered to a volunteer by library staff. Upon completion of the tax files, participants will be called back to the library to pick up their completed forms. If any questions should arise during the process, a volunteer will contact participants by phone.

Red Cross babysitting course

Registration is now open for the Red Cross Babysitting course offered by the Haldimand County Public Library. Open to youth aged 11 to 17, the course will be offered at all local branches and will run over two or five days depending on the format.

The cost of the course is $40 per person and registration must be completed in person at the library branch. The maximum number of participants in each course is 12 to best ensure student safety and success. Participants will be required to attend all sessions at the branch and demonstrate a responsible and mature attitude in order to receive their certificate of completion.

The dates, times and locations of the upcoming, in-person babysitting courses are:

  • Dunnville Branch – May 8-12, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (five-day course)
  • Caledonia Branch – June 19-May 23, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. (five-day course)
  • Selkirk Branch – July 10-11, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (two-day course)
  • Jarvis Branch – July 20-21, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (two-day course)
  • Hagersville Branch – August 10-11, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (two-day course)
  • Cayuga Branch – August 14-15, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (two-day course)

The Red Cross Babysitting course is a nationally recognized program and is designed to help participants develop self-assurance, knowledge and skills required not only for babysitting duties but also when at home. Topics covered in the course include caring for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children as well as creating safe environments and how to handle emergencies.

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