In collaboration with the Cavan Monaghan Library, monthly workshops to teach the basics of navigating the genealogy program Ancestry (Library Edition) will be offered every third Thursday of the month, starting September 20, 1:00-2:00 p.m., at the Millbrook Branch in the Old Millbrook School. This is a free program. Your family tree doesn’t have to be a local one – all are welcome!
- September 20, 2018
- 1:00 pm
- Millbrook Public Library
Millbrook Public Library
The Millbrook Public Library
1 Dufferin St, Millbrook
The Millbrook Branch- 121 Years Old and Counting!
In 1994 Millbrook celebrated 100 years of continuous library service. Begun in 1894 as a Mechanic’s Institute as were many libraries, it became a free public library the following year. For more than forty years the library occupied a storefront on the main street in Millbrook. This location was willed to the village of Millbrook by the local doctor but only as long as it was a library.
After the village of Millbrook amalgamated with the surrounding township of Cavan and the adjoining township of North Monaghan, the library was moved to a much larger, newly renovated space on the first floor of the ‘Old School’. This building was built in 1890 as a four room school. It expanded to house grades Kindergarten to Grade 8. Eventually closed by the school board it has been refurbished both inside and out and now houses the Millbrook Branch of the Cavan Monaghan Libraries, the Food Share, The Old Millbrook School Family Centre and the Community Policing Office.
The Library currently hosts our “Heritage Cabinet”.
The heritage display cabinet restored by MCHS Board member Peter Ramsay. The cabinet once displayed haberdashery at Fowler’s Men’s Wear in downtown Millbrook, and will house special Historical Society displays of local artifacts. We thank the library for being so welcoming.