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Canada Emergency Business Account now accepting loan applications

April 9, 2020
Rob Plumley

Effective April 9th, applications are now being accepted for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA). This program is being administered by financial institutions, please visit your bank's website to apply online.  

CEBA is a maximum $40,000 loan for immediate financial support to cover short term operating expenses, payroll and other non-deferrable expenses which are critical to sustain business continuity.

 

Below are more details:

Crafting for a Cause...or Just Crafting!

April 9, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Are you missing our crafting sessions at the library? With the April showers, we are heading inside and a good alternative to screen time is craft time. Try a few ideas from many of the crafting books available from Hoopla and/or Overdrive:

PELASS Offering Emergency Child Care

April 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

April 9, 2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve, Prince Edward Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS) has been authorized by the Province of Ontario to provide emergency child care for children of health care providers and essential workers. PELASS has partnered with local child care operators to offer emergency licensed child care in our community.

Stay Home this Easter Long Weekend

April 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

This Easter long weekend, it's important to remain diligent to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By doing so you're protecting your family, your loved ones, and our community

Feel-good Non-Fiction

April 8, 2020
Catherine

If you are looking for an upbeat story, but aren’t really into the usual rom-coms, give our NoveList service a try. This database allows you to search through 100,000s of titles by appeal factor, genre, and subject matter, so you can discover books that you’ll find interesting and feel-good. The following are ten examples of “upbeat” non-fiction books that I discovered using NoveList. They all can be borrowed on-demand with your library card via Hoopla.

Easter & Passover

April 7, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Atypical Easter and Passover celebrations will be the norm for most families this year with our self-isolation preventing our normal family gatherings. Whether we are seeking a moment to reflect or needing a laugh with our children, our online resources have many offerings.

HAPPY EASTER

County Council Meeting CANCELLED for Wednesday, April 8

April 7, 2020
Lindsey

The April 8th meeting of County Council has been CANCELLED.   The next scheduled meeting of County Council will take place electronically on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.  The meeting will be available for public viewing online. Details to follow.

Staff Picks: American Sherlock

April 6, 2020
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed American Sherlock, a fascinating non-fiction book about one of America's earliest forensic scientists. Here is her review:

Spring Cleaning

April 6, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Although the first day of Spring  was “officially” March 19th this year, it is never too late to start your spring cleaning. Self-isolation and working from home, can make that nest of dust bunnies in the corner more annoying than ever. Sometimes we need some motivation (myself included) to start this project – my windows are calling!

Essential Business List - REVISED

April 5, 2020
Stephen

On April 3, 2020, the Ontario government announced that more businesses must close because they are no longer considered essential in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses must close effective Saturday April 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Some notable changes to the list of essential businesses include: