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Hoopla's "Bonus Borrows"

March 30, 2020
Catherine

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.

Joys of Birding

March 26, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

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

Accessing Library Services from home

March 25, 2020
Catherine

Did you know you can access ebooks, audiobooks, movies, research resources, language learning software, and more without ever having to leave your house?

Staff Picks: How to Catch a Mole

March 25, 2020
Catherine

Karen Nordrum from the Tamworth Branch recently enjoyed the non-fiction title How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer, a English gardener, poet and...molecatcher! Here is her review:

Educational Activities for Self-Isolation

March 25, 2020
Catherine

While the sudden disappearance of daycare, school and other daily routines may be destabilizing, parents can combat by equipping themselves with a wide variety of educational activities (both online and offline) to effectively pass the time.

The following are some that we suggest you give a try.

Staff Picks: Recipe for a Perfect Wife

March 23, 2020
Catherine

Patricia from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed Recipe for a Perfect Wife, the latest book by one of her favourite authors Karma Brown. Here is her review:

Full disclosure – I am a Karma Brown fan. Every year I look forward to her upcoming book and devour it as soon as it arrives. Brown’s latest book Recipe for a Perfect Wife did not disappoint. In this dual narrative, the reader gets to know Alice and Nellie through an old house, an old cookbook, and letters.

Educational Resources for Older Kids

March 22, 2020
Catherine

Kate, our Programming & Outreach Coordinator, has put together a list of her favourite educational resources for older kids (grades 7-12).

Click here to access the resource with links. 

Introducing TumbleBooks

March 20, 2020
Catherine

In light of recent world events, TumbleBooks is opening up their databases to all library users until August 31st. Take advantage of this trial to enjoy free ebooks and audiobooks for all ages, as well as educational tools for keeping kids on track while home from school. 

TumbleBooks’ databases feature unlimited remote access. Patrons can read as many books as they want, when they want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or downloads.

Great online storytime options!

March 19, 2020
Catherine

As we all enter into the unknown territory of school closures, telework and remote learning, kid lit authors and illustrators have been stepping up to help. In order to support schools and public libraries forced to close due to the escalating COVID-19 outbreak, some of your favourite authors have been sharing storytime and read-aloud videos and live events. 

Staff Picks: The Empty Bed

March 10, 2020
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed The Empty Bed by Nina Sadowksy, an exciting internationally-set mystery. 

The Empty Bed is Nina Sadowsky’s second thriller about The Burial Society, a private organization that helps people in danger. The story unfolds in alternating chapters voiced by several characters providing multiple perspectives on the main story and subplots. The intense pace of the novel delivers a cinematic feel.