Confessions of a Curator: The Sounds of Silence

June 3, 2020
Joanne Himmelman

We are over two months into our physical distancing – what a strange time this has been.  In January, we read about the virus, we heard about the impact, but perhaps it didn’t really register within you. The virus was so far away, how could it possibly strike me?  How could it possibly hurt me or those around me, it is so far away?

County Council Working Session

June 2, 2020

County Council will hold a Working Session meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm electronically.  The agenda and information on how to view the meeting online will be posted on the County website.

Plan for Curbside Service

May 27, 2020

On March 13, 2020, all local library branches were closed due to COVID-19. On Thursday, May 14, Premier Ford announced Phase 1 of Ontario’s reopening plan, which listed services and industries that can resume some form of service as of May 19. Libraries were included in this list for curbside pickup.

Staff of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries have developed a plan to launch limited curbside service beginning on June 1st. 

Thank you, Paramedics!

May 27, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Paramedic Services Week is May 24 - 30th this year and we would like to send out a big thank you to all of you on the front lines. You are often the first people we see during an emergency and your calm professionalism in times of stress is phenomenal.

To help our front line workers we need to do our part when we call for help:

When calling 911:

Entertaining a Short Story

May 26, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

If you are in a reading slump, overwhelmed with chaotic news stories, but wanting a quick escape from it all, try selecting a short story for your next read. It helps me get back into my reading grove by giving me a feeling of accomplishment -- when you finish the first story in the anthology, you want to move to the next. Author of both novels and short stories, Lorrie Moore has said “A short story is a love affair, a novel is a marriage.

Webinar - Safely Opening Your Business with KFL&A Public Health

May 26, 2020

On Tuesday, May 26th Lennox & Addington County hosted a webinar in partnership with KFL&A Public Health. The topic was "How to Safely Re-open your Business". Miranda Iezzi, Cindy Lee, and Gord Mitchell from KFL&A Public Health and staff answered questions about guidelines, best practices and requirements for businesses during this time.

Literary Departures

May 25, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

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!


May 21, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

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:

Staff Pick: Deacon King Kong

May 21, 2020

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:

Fixes for all occasions

May 20, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

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.