Chantell McMahon recently enjoyed Together, Apart written by several popular YA authors, including Erin A. Craig, Auriane Desombre, Erin Hahn, and Bill Konigsberg. Here is her review:
When it comes to books and their movie adaptations, the latter usually falls short. That said, even with disappointment looming, I am always excited when I learn that a book I have enjoyed will be released on the big screen (or maybe small screen this year). Here is a not even close to exhaustive list of books turned movies that you may want to look out for in 2021.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (Movie release date: TBA)
Patricia recently enjoyed Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins, a powerful novel about two cousins aimed at middle grade readers. Here is her review:
Closer to Nowhere by Ellen Hopkins is a powerful middle grade novel that explores timeless topics like bullying, mental illness, crime, family angst and grief. The books is written in verse from the perspectives of Hannah and Cal. They are cousins forced to live together and they have nothing in common…or do they?
Curious what your neighbours were reading in 2020? The following are the titles that had the most borrows last year.
Print (physical copies)
1. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
2. Blue Moon by Lee Child
3. A Better Man by Louise Penny
4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
5. Becoming by Michelle Obama
6. Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
7. The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
8. The Guardians by John Grisham
9. Criss Cross by James Patterson
Marg recently enjoyed Barry Squires: Full Tilt by Heather Smith, a Young Adult novel that has been described as "Derry Girls meets Billy Elliot with an East coast twist." Here is here review:
When I started reading Barry Squires: Full Tilt I thought it would be a lighthearted, rollicking romp through the bingo halls and streets of St. John’s, Newfoundland, it was indeed that but so much more.
Now that we have safely entered 2021, I thought it would be a good opportunity to look back on my favourite reads of 2020. It was challenging to narrow it down, but the following are my personal top ten in no particular order.
Update (1/14/2021): We continue to offer contactless curbside services at all of our branches.
At the Province's direction, we will be keeping our doors closed after Christmas and until further notice. While members of the public will not be able to enter the library, we will offering contactless curbside pickup at all branch locations. Please see below for our hours and information about how you can request items for curbside pickup.
Amherstview & Napanee
Please take note of our modified hours over the 2020 holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
December 24, 25, 26
- All branches closed
- Amherstview & Napanee (10am-1pm)
- Bath & Yarker (10am-12pm)
- All branches closed
In light of KFL&A region's move to orange-restrict level in Ontario's COVID-19 response framework, we will be making some minor changes to our operations as we approach Christmas.
Moving from passive to active screening – All persons entering our libraries will be asked a series of screening questions provided by the Ministry of Health. Persons may be asked to access library services remotely if they do not meet the screening requirements. In order to facilitate this, our Napanee patrons will be required to enter the library through the upper level of the building.