Kayaking on Little Mellon Lake a Treat for Nature Lovers

June 18, 2019
Rob Plumley

One of my duties with L&A County is that I manage the popular Dark Sky Viewing Area north of Erinsville. It's a pretty fun part of the job, even though I sometimes get home well after midnight.

Loyalist Cove Marina Obtains International Blue Flag Status

June 17, 2019
Rob Plumley

The Lake Ontario water levels may have been high at Loyalist Cove Marina in Bath on Friday, but so were the spirits of owners Dave and Michelle Hinton as they celebrated their 20th anniversary of ownership.

Staff and patrons gathered on June 14th for the special festivities. In addition to the anniversary, Michelle was also proud to announce that the marina has attained Boating Ontario's Diamond Clean Marine status and is the first non-municipal marina to obtain International Blue Flag Status from Environment Defense in South-eastern Ontario.

Riverbank Rentals now open along the Napaneee River waterfront

June 16, 2019
Rob Plumley

Riverbank Rentals has returned to the the Napanee River waterfront in Downtown Napanee for it's second season of operation. It is located in the parking lot beside The Waterfront River Pub & Terrace at 22 Water Street. Owner Harley Cunningham has a variety of kayaks and paddleboards available to rent, making The Napanee River more accessible than ever before.

Closed for Staff Development

June 13, 2019

Please note that all six branches will be closed on Friday, June 14th for a staff development day. We'll be open as usual on Saturday. Thanks for your understanding!


Staff Picks: The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

June 13, 2019

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:

Fire at 113 West Mary St. Picton, ON

June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019 - On Saturday, June 8, 2019 a fire occurred at 113 West Mary Street, Picton around noon. This building is operated by Prince Edward Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS). The fire alarm system was activated and the fire department was on scene quickly.  

The fire was contained to the north east end of the building where there is extensive damage.  Thirteen units were affected but there were no injuries to tenants, their guests or pets. 

Building the County Forest Trail

June 10, 2019
Rob Plumley

Many aren't aware that Lennox & Addington County manages more than 1,100 acres of forest on five parcels of land in Addington Highlands. The County Forest is certified according to the Forest Stewardship Council’s standards for sustainable forestry. Other than some signage at various points along the perimeter, the lands weren't actively promoted for the public's use.

Until now.

165-Year-Old Photographs in a Digital World

June 7, 2019
Lisa Lawlis

The warmer months are a busy time at the Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives. In between research requests and archival record processing, I try to find small passion projects to create access to parts of the archival collection that aren’t regularly accessed by researchers. This month, I decided to highlight ambrotypes and daguerreotypes since it is the 180th anniversary of the invention of the daguerreotype which revolutionized the history of photography. 

Notice of Construction - County Road 41, Town of Greater Napanee

June 7, 2019


County Road 41, Town of Greater Napanee

Please be advised that Coco Paving Inc. has been contracted by the County of Lennox & Addington to rehabilitate County Road 41 in the Town of Greater Napanee, in the vicinity of Community Road and Flying ‘J’ intersection.

The rehabilitation generally consists of roadway excavations, removal of the existing asphalt and re-paving, removal and replacement of concrete curbs, and electrical works associated with the traffic signals.

New: Free G1 Practice Tests

June 6, 2019

We’re partnering with, 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.