Staff Pick: We Are Not From Here

June 26, 2020

Jennifer recently enjoyed We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez, a YA novel about a teen trio driven by desperation to cross the Mexican-U.S. border. Here is here review:

Plan for Curbside Service

June 23, 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. 

Fabulous Fathers and Dynamic Dads

June 19, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

On Sunday, we celebrate Father’s Day: a day to appreciate, relax with, and celebrate our Dads. Whether it’s in person or a video chat, it’s a day to just let him know you care. Why not share a great story or two?  We have lots of dad-themed materials:

Reading together with Dad:

Staff Pick: Dead Mom Walking

June 17, 2020

Julie Wendland, Readers' Services Coordinator for the Library, recently enjoyed Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow, a funny yet tear-jerking memoir. Here is her review:

Books to Netflix

June 12, 2020

From Orange is the New Black to The Haunting of Hill House, many of Netflix's greatest hits have been adapted from books. It is a hobby of many a bookworm to read the book and then watch the movie (or television show) adaptation to see what the producers got right or wrong and inevitably comment "the book was better than the movie." So we should all rejoice in the fact that there is a seemingly endless succession of 'book to Netflix' offerings to stream and dissect.

Virtual Programming Survey

June 10, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, this summer's program lineup will certainly look a bit different than in previous years. 

We invite you to complete a survey that will inform our virtual programming strategy going forward. What would you like to see the library provide in terms of virtual programs? Your ideas and feedback are welcome!

Access the survey here.

“Lilliputian” Weddings

June 10, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

The 2020 wedding season will now have a new look – if you choose to go ahead with your ceremony it will be a “Lilliputian” affair to be within the new smaller groups required under our emergency measures. Although you have the option of delaying, an intimate affair may be a workable solution.  Whether you are revamping your wedding or taking another year to reconsider your options, we have a variety of resources to help you decide!

Season Up The BBQ

June 8, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Grilling, barbeque, smoking or an old fashioned cookout – the season has finally arrived and with it, an excuse to be outside and support your local farmers at the same time.  Whichever ingredients or method you use, we have the resources to help you with basic instruction, seasoning, marinating or attempting a new technique:

Journaling for Mental Health

June 5, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

During this stressful time, a great habit to begin is journaling – it can either set the tone for your day ahead or settle a restless mind at night.  Caring for our mental health is as important as our physical health, during this time when we need to self-isolate, and limit our contact with others. Setting a future goal, stating your feelings or simply reflecting on your day, will give you a sense of accomplishment and help you identify stressors.

Staff Picks: Find your Path

June 4, 2020

Coleen recently enjoyed Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the FIT52 Life by Carrie Underwood, a new lifestyle book that is available in a variety of formats at the library. Here is her review: