News

Curbside Service Update

July 3, 2020
Catherine

As you know, all branches of Lennox & Addington Libraries remain closed to the public until further notice due to provincial orders relating to COVID-19. In June, we launched curbside pickup at select branches and have been slowly expanding services. Here's the plan (so far) for July...

 

Schedule as of July 6th:

Amherstview: Tuesday (10am-2pm) & Thursday (4-8pm)

Napanee: Monday (10am-2pm) & Wednesday (4-8pm)

Tamworth: Saturday (10am-2pm)

Staff Picks: If It Bleeds

July 2, 2020
Catherine

Coleen recently enjoyed Stephen King's latest release, a short story compilation that was filled with "remarkable characters and unusual plotlines". Here is her review:

Digital Transformation Grant Now Available

July 2, 2020
Rob Plumley

Digital Main Street is offering the Digital Transformation Grant for Main Street Small Businesses. This grant program will provide funding for training, advisory support, and grants to small businesses wanting to grow through digital transformation.

Christmas in July

July 1, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

“Christmas in July,” festivities can offer a fun diversion or a way to plan ahead for the approaching holidays, only 5 months away. Try your hand at a Christmas craft, make some Christmas treats - summer style (strawberries and whipped cream!), or relax with a cheery Christmas tale. Look to Australia or anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere who celebrate this holiday in the sunshine.

Christmas with the kids:

Can you hear the Bon Echo?

July 1, 2020
Mike Hector

For our next sumer time excursion in Lennox & Addington, my partner Heidi and I set our sights to the northern portion of the county for a highly anticipated escape to The Addington Highlands. There, we would spend three days exploring the splendid scenery of Bon Echo Provincial Park. From hiking, kayaking and scenic boat tours to delicious local food and beyond - get ready for our biggest Lennox & Addington adventure yet!

Happy Canada Day!

June 30, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Canada, the nation, was created on July 1, 1867 with the British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867. This year we are celebrating our 153rd anniversary with a new approach – together, but apart. Even though we cannot have our larger scale celebrations with Canadian music and entertainers, we can enjoy a lovely Canadian summer day with a great Canadian read.

A Canadian Story Hour:

Menzel Centennial one of L&A County's best kept secrets

June 28, 2020
Rob Plumley

There’s definitely a lot to see and do here in Lennox & Addington County, particularly if you enjoy getting out and exploring our natural surroundings. 

One of my favourite hiking destinations could be L&A County's best-kept secret for nature lovers. Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is located on Roblin Road, about 4.5 kilometres west of County Road 41 near the hamlet of Roblin. 

Readers' Advisory On The Go

June 28, 2020
Catherine

While select library branches are now open for limited curbside service, we have a lot of patrons who are missing the days when they could enter the library to browse the shelves. If you are a reader who chooses books to read by browsing, read on for some alternative options for finding your next great read.

Face Coverings are Now Mandatory in Commercial Establishments

June 27, 2020
Stephen

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued an Order requiring all individuals to wear a face covering (e.g., homemade or purchased mask, scarf or bandana) when entering and accessing services at any commercial establishments in the KFL&A area. This Order is effective on Saturday, June 27 at 12:01 a.m.

Lennox & Addington County Business Support

June 27, 2020
Stephen

The Lennox & Addington Economic Development Team is available to provide support to local businesses during this very challenging time. Business Coaches are here to help through phone, email, and video conferencing on any questions you may have with regards to financial support, staffing or diversifying.