2020 Award Winner Roundup

November 25, 2020

This is the time of year when all the best works of literary fiction are paid their dues. There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.

Staff Picks: The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

November 24, 2020

Marg recently enjoyed The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyon, a "charming, heart wrenching story" that she considers one her favourite books of the year. Here is her review:

Once in a while a special book comes along that tugs at ones heartstrings, The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons was that book for me. This charming, heart wrenching story is one that I came across at just the right time for me and is one I will not soon forget.

Holiday Book Bundles

November 23, 2020

The library is offering a special activity for families: holiday book bundles! This is an advent calendar's worth of books packed up so your family can read a book per day until Christmas. Fill out a form on our website indicating your reading preferences and our staff will hand select an assortment of books for your family to enjoy.

Book bundle requests are being accepted until the end of this week, so get yours in today!

Staff Pick: The Orphan's Song

November 16, 2020

Kristin recently enjoyed The Orphan's Song by Lauren Kate, a new novel that she says is "a gorgeous tale with strong characters and a vivid setting that any fan of historical fiction will devour." Here is her review:

Treaties Recognition Week 2020

November 2, 2020
Jennifer Robinson

Ontario observes an annual Treaties Recognition Week the first week in November. This is a time for all Canadians to learn about the importance of the treaties and treaty relationships that shape Ontario.

Staff Picks: No Offense

October 26, 2020

Patricia recently enjoyed No Offense, the latest rom-com novel by The Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot. Here is Patricia's review:

Staff Picks: The Yawns are Coming

October 22, 2020

Marg enjoyed reading The Yawns are Coming by Chris Eliopoulos to her grandkids more than once this past summer. Here is her review of this delightful picture book:

Virtual Programs

October 22, 2020

While we have begun reintroducing small, in-person programs at our Amherstview and Napanee Branches, we also have a few programs that we're running virtually. Not everyone feels comfortable venturing too far out of the house these days, so we hope these video sessions (accessible on Facebook as well as our new YouTube channel) will help maintain your connection to the library.

Staff Picks: Scaredy Snacks

October 14, 2020

Coleen recently enjoyed perusing this "boo-tiful" picture book just in time for Halloween. Here is her review:

Fall 2020 CanLit Preview

September 11, 2020

Want to know what Canadian book releases to watch out for this fall? The following are a small selection of not-yet-released novels that you may want to keep on your radar.