Do you have a sense of wanderlust, anxiously awaiting a post-COVID-19 world? Try a literary departure – download our Mango Languages app, a travel memoir, and prepare for some comfortable armchair travel!
Although missing a few classes may be okay for teens, missing friends and activities has likely been difficult. A rite of passage that will become virtual or delayed this year will be the prom. Picking the theme, getting the dress or tux, and planning the day out will have a new reality. You do have the benefit of extra time, so try on your dress or tux and download these titles from Hoopla or Overdrive to start your prom fervor:
Jennifer Robinson of our Amherstview Branch recently enjoyed reading Deacon King Kong by James McBride, a book the New York Times has described as "a supercharged urban farce lit up by thunderbolts of rage." Here is her review:
With the closures of many business and isolation orders, many of us have had to become our own chefs, teachers, therapists, plumbers and more. Although we can still order parts online, many of us have had to use a workaround when problems pop up.
If you need some extra help or ingenious solutions try out one of these "fix it" titles available through our digital library.
Are you looking for information on how to safely open your business? Join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30am for a webinar. Miranda Iezzi, Environmental Health Facilitator from KFL&A Public Health will be available to answer questions on how to open your business safely.
To register for the webinar please visit: KFL&A Public Health Webinar
On Thursday, May 14th, the Province announced that public libraries will have the option to open for curbside service starting Tuesday, May 19th. At this time, we are not ready to offer curbside pickup or returns.
While we are eager to get library materials in your hands once again, it's is important that we proceed with caution so we can best ensure the safety of our staff and patrons.
With a different tone to our first long weekend, why not change the theme to a retro birthday celebration: “The British queen was born on May 24, 1819. She was a reigning monarch (Queen) for 63 years, seven months and two days.
Although the focus may be on teaching our school aged children, reading to our younger children is vital to their development. Take the time to focus one-on-one, by reading a story to them.
Now more than ever, we need to give our thanks and appreciation to all nurses.
We're currently in the midst of celebrating National Nurses Week (May 11-17) and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Here's a quote from ICN President Annette Kennedy:
Community Futures is now offering recovery loans to support businesses that are being negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. This loan program is available to those who have attempted to access other federal programs (i.e. CEBA) and were ineligible, rejected, or require additional funding for expenses in excess of support already received. To be eligible, your enterprise must have been impacted adversely due to COVID-19, established prior to March 1, 2020, and been financially viable prior to the pandemic.
Here are the details: