Our story

The Hearst Public Library was founded on December 17, 1974. In its beginning, the library was situated in the basement of the Hearst High School where it shared its space with the school library. On June 4th, 1984, the library moved downtown to a new location situated at 817 George Street, formerly Maurice Lecours Limitée.  Since July 1994, it is at its present location, 801 George Street, formerly Stedman’s.

In addition to books for adults, teens and children, the library’s collection contains a vast selection of DVD, magazines, puzzles, large print books, audiobooks and online resources.  We also offer interlibrary loan service, mobile library service for homebound patrons, an outdoor book return box, photocopy/fax/scan service, study room, guided library tours by appointment and a variety of activities.

We have computers and iPads with Internet access as well as Wi-Fi available to the public.

In 1993, the Friends of the library was founded. The funds raised through their various activities go towards the improvement of the library in general.

The Hearst Public Library board and the staff of the library invite you to visit us and it will be our pleasure to serve you!

Happy reading!

Who we are

Hearst Public Library Board members

Johanne Morin-Corbeil, Chair
Diane Picard, Vice-chair
Jean-Pierre Boutin
Josée Vachon
Claudine Locqueville
Lina Payeur

Library personnel

Julie Portelance, Director of library services

Ashley Thomas, Library services technician

Justine Ayotte Blier, Library clerk

Fanny Roy, Staff support

Volunteers
Liliane Vaillancourt
Réjeanne Vaillancourt