The Sables-Spanish Rivers Public Libraries are community resources, dedicated to enriching lives through the promotion of literacy and reading, and by providing the means to access information and new ideas.

Mission Statement

Sables-Spanish Rivers Public Library Board

Library Board meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM. Board meetings are open to the public with the exceptions of Closed Meetings or during in camera.

Library Board Members:

Kevin Burke, ChairĀ 

Rashed Ahmad, CEO, Treasurer

Carolyn O’Higgins, Recording Secretary

Glenda Massicotte

Eira Robinson

Ursula Robinson

Denise Trenaman


The first board meeting of the Massey Public Library was held in March 1960. Massey Public Library opened its doors October 15, 1960. Mrs. Gwen Marshall was the first librarian from 1960 to 1980 and was helped by many volunteers.
The bookmobile service arrived from Sudbury in February, 1961.
On Saturday mornings, Mrs. Winnifred Mooney offered arts and crafts classes but her entertaining puppet shows were the most popular attractions.
Mrs. Mooney can also be credited for spearheading the fundraising for the new library building.
In 1968 the Township became affiliated with the Massey Public Library. In 1972, the two boards amalgamated and the library was moved to the old Royal Bank building.
Those sharing the work with Mrs. Marshall were: Edythe Grace, Debbie McGregor, Jean Robinson, and Jean Brouse.
Lilliane Richer became the second librarian for the Massey and Township Public Library in January 1981. Those sharing the duties were Jean Brouse, Jean Robinson and Judy Cox; followed by Jane Hale and Ann Bergmann.
July 1998 saw the amalgamation of the Town of Massey with the Town of Webbwood, Township of the Spanish River and the unorganized Townships.