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5 Books for Water Babies at Heart

July 3, 2019
Catherine

In this warm weather, you may find yourself longing for the beach, dock or pool. If you are one of those people who considers water to be your second home during the summer months, you may be interested in reading about some characters (both real and fictional) who have felt similarly. The following five books, although very different, all celebrate a love of swimming.

Staff Picks: A Story About Cancer (With A Happy Ending)

June 27, 2019
Catherine

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed A Story About Cancer (With A Happy Ending) by India Desjardins, a YA graphic novel that will "both torment and inspire hope among all who read it." The following is Kristin's review: 

Meet our new programmer!

June 26, 2019
Catherine

Kate comes to us from the school library world where she was a leader in coding, robotics and S.T.E.M. programs in the library.  She has an educational background in both recreation and library services as well as a passion for technology integration, D.I.Y.-ing, and creating inclusive programs and spaces.  Kate is excited to be a part of the Lennox & Addington Community and is looking forward to creating new programs for you. 

Best of 2019...so far!

June 25, 2019
Catherine

Believe it or not, we are just about over halfway through 2019. So far it has been a fantastic year for book releases. Though highly-anticipated releases from established authors such as Ann Patchett, Stephen King and Emma Donoghue remain on the horizon, 2019 has already produced enough great books to keep any reader busy for the rest of the year. According to me and my own personal preferences, the following are the five “best” 2019 releases I’ve read…so far.

Staff Picks: The First Mistake

June 20, 2019
Catherine

Erin Markuschewsky of the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed The First Mistake by Sandie Jones, author of last year's popular thriller The Other Woman. Here is Erin's review:

TD Summer Reading Club 2019

June 20, 2019
Catherine

TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. It’s designed to inspire kids to explore the fun of reading their way – the key to building a lifelong love of reading. Here is the calendar. 

Staff Picks: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

June 13, 2019
Catherine

Gillian Goldsmith recently enjoyed The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu, one of this year's Evergreen Award nominees. Here is her review:

New: Free G1 Practice Tests

June 6, 2019
Catherine

We’re partnering with G1.ca, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests written specifically based on the official ON Ministry of Transportation driver’s handbook. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life.

Staff Picks: The Dinner List

June 1, 2019
Catherine

Kristin Maloney recently enjoyed The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle, a "touching romantic novel" that she gives a full five stars. Here is her review:

Characters on the edge

June 1, 2019
Catherine

A character-driven reader is someone who reads in order to get into the head of an interesting character -- this is different from those who read for setting, storyline or prose. A book with character as its biggest appeal is a book in which readers feel so connected with the characters that when the book is over, they feel they lost someone dear to them. However, there is more than one type of character-driven reader and there is more than one type of character-driven book.