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Fall 2020 CanLit Preview

September 11, 2020
Catherine

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.

Staff Picks: American Royals

September 11, 2020
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed American Royals by Katharine McGee, a fun YA novel that has been described as Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Here is her review:

Educator Services

September 8, 2020
Kate Wilson

School is officially back in session! Whether it be in-person, online, or homeschooling, L&A Libraries is here to support educators of all kinds.  

Virtual Programs

Summertime Storytime

September 3, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

With the hot days of summer winding down, you may be looking for an activity you can do with the kids that will keep them cool and calm for a moment. Why not try a summertime storytime?  School is back in session so, whether you choose to read at home or in class, it is good practice to acclimatize your children to small doses of reading and learning now, to make the transition to classes run smoothly.

Staff Picks: How The Penguins Saved Veronica

September 3, 2020
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed How The Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior, a delightful contemporary read that is perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove. Here is her review:

Phased Library Reopening

September 1, 2020
Catherine

We're pleased to announce that on August 19th, County Council approved the Library's Reopening Plan.

The initial reopening plan has select branches of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries reopening to the public beginning September 1st and will be delivered over several phases:

 

Phase 1 (Week of September 1st)

• Open Amherstview and Napanee fully to the public for limited hours five days per week

• Bath, Tamworth and Yarker would continue to offer curbside pickup, expanded to two shifts/eight hours each per week

Back to School Books

August 24, 2020
Kate Wilson

Back to school season isn’t the same this year.  With these new changes comes a mix of emotions. I've pulled together a great list of reads to help you weather the emotional rollercoaster.  

 

Staycation "Booking"

August 5, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

With the long days of summer upon us, you may be in need of a break to step away from your everyday routine. A fun “staycation” activity is to enjoy a themed read linked to a tourist draw you can find locally. 

Staff Picks: The Skin We're In

August 5, 2020
Catherine

Jennifer recently read The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole, a bestselling non-fiction title that documents examples of anti-black racism in Canada. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Survivor Song

August 5, 2020
Catherine

Coleen recently read Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay, a fast paced thriller set amid an apocalyptic rabies outbreak. Here is her review: