Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In the past, we have only been able to offer access to Ancestry from our library branches. However, thanks to ProQuest, library patrons now have the ability to access this resource from home for a limited time.
Kristin recently enjoyed Dance of Thieves, the first book in a new YA series and a great read for those looking for a fantasy/adventure novel with just the right amount of romance! Here is her review:
Our Minister of Education announced March 31st public schools across Ontario will be out until at least May 4th in an effort to protect our children. Concerned parents are speaking out, worried about the help they need teaching their children from home.
While the sudden disappearance of daycare, school and other daily routines may be destabilizing, families can combat by equipping themselves with a wide variety of educational activities (both online and offline) to effectively pass the time.
Below is a roundup of links that may give you some ideas.
Need a chat with fellow bibliophiles? Did you miss your book club chat this month? Why not join us on our County of L&A Libraries Online Book Club on Goodreads– we have a monthly theme, a discussion board, and please, invite your friends to join.
For April the theme is “Celebrity Memoirs” – and we have a variety of options to choose from on Overdrive and Hoopla.
Mango languages is a language learning app that you have access to with your library membership. For no charge you have access to 70 languages, including ESL. It will teach you conversational language along with grammar explanations and cultural notes.
With a little over seven weeks until the “traditional” May long weekend planting, it is time to think about your garden. Do you have the outline of your garden planned? Have you started your seedlings? Are you deciding between traditional versus vertical gardens? Or are you cleaning out your containers for your patio and need inspiration?
In order to provide relief to libraries and to provide more content to library patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla Digital recently announced their new hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,000 top titles and hoopla favourites.
As you open your door this morning, take a moment to listen to the sounds of bird calls. For me, this is one of the best reminders that Spring is upon us. In the County of Lennox & Addington we have more than 350 species of birds to enjoy! For more info on birding in L&A click here.