Kendaaswin (Library)

Our library cards provide access to materials from both the NFN Kendaaswin and Nipissing University. We can also provide online access through a smart phone app. Call or come in to our Kendaaswin today to learn how to get a library card of your own and access all of our materials.

Our Kendaaswin continues to partner with other NFN departments to offer various programs, including Adult Education, Homework Assistance, Integrated Children’s Program (after school), Summer Children’s Program, as well as monthly craft, movie and computer nights. We regularly collaborate with the following departments: Child Welfare, Culture & Heritage, Education, Health Services and Recreation.

Our partnerships are formed to support each others’ goals to provide safe, cultural spaces for our youth to engage in literary, culturally-safe, educational and recreational opportunities.

Library Hours

Monday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – Noon
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

The library is closed for lunch from noon – 1 p.m.

Services & Collections

  • JASI Automated Cataloguing System
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi), 6 PC and 4 Apple computers, 7 iPads as well as Rumie Tablets (used for education & culture)
  • Collection of DVDs & Blu-Rays
  • Community living room and movie nights on the big screen
  • Children’s books, videos and toy room
  • Indigenous books, fiction books, and books for the visually impaired (CD format)
  • Newspapers (North Bay Nugget, West Nipissing Tribune, Anishinabek News, Turtle Island News)
  • Novels, magazines and instructional materials
  • Photo digitization, ancestry, family trees, and archives of community newsletters & pictures

Elder Profiles

Links of Interest

Contact Information

Randy Penasse, Niigaanzid Kendaaswin (Librarian)
705-753-2050 ext. 1231

24 Semo Road
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2

To contact staff by email, please visit our Contact Us page.