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Educator Services

September 8, 2020
Kate Wilson

School is officially back in session! Whether it be in-person, online, or homeschooling, L&A Libraries is here to support educators of all kinds.  

Virtual Programs

Summertime Storytime

September 3, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

With the hot days of summer winding down, you may be looking for an activity you can do with the kids that will keep them cool and calm for a moment. Why not try a summertime storytime?  School is back in session so, whether you choose to read at home or in class, it is good practice to acclimatize your children to small doses of reading and learning now, to make the transition to classes run smoothly.

Staff Picks: How The Penguins Saved Veronica

September 3, 2020
Catherine

Julie recently enjoyed How The Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior, a delightful contemporary read that is perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove. Here is her review:

Find Unspoiled Natural Beauty at Beaver Lake

September 2, 2020
Rob Plumley

Beaver Lake could very well be my favourite place to visit in all of Lennox & Addington County. My grandparents lived on North Beaver and I spent a lot of my childhood there. I have many fond memories of my brother and I catching frogs, searching for crayfish, going canoeing, and taking rides in my Pop's old boat.

It had been a while since I had made the trip back to the lake so I took advantage of a sunny afternoon to spend some time out on the water. I loaded my kayak and fishing rod in the truck and off I went.

Fun on the Farm at Hickory Lane Alpacas

September 1, 2020
Rob Plumley

Although I was born and raised here in Lennox & Addington, I've never really been exposed to the ins and outs of farming, despite all the great agricultural operations in our area. 

I've done hay once in my life (which was plenty) and other than help my childhood neighbour get his cows back on the right side of the fence every now and then, I haven't had much exposure to that way of life.

Phased Library Reopening

September 1, 2020
Catherine

We're pleased to announce that on August 19th, County Council approved the Library's Reopening Plan.

The initial reopening plan has select branches of the County of Lennox & Addington Libraries reopening to the public beginning September 1st and will be delivered over several phases:

 

Phase 1 (Week of September 1st)

• Open Amherstview and Napanee fully to the public for limited hours five days per week

• Bath, Tamworth and Yarker would continue to offer curbside pickup, expanded to two shifts/eight hours each per week

Our Town is Your Town

August 28, 2020
admin

On display until December 11, 2020.

This show represents a selection of favourite cartoons as well as the Canadian Community Newspaper Award winners. They have all appeared in the pages of the Napanee Beaver sometime between 2003 and 2020.

While many of these cartoons have been inspired by life in Greater Napanee, they could have been inspired by life in any one of a number of small towns. If you have ever lived in a small town you will undoubtedly recognize situations and characters portrayed here. 

A Place to Call Home

August 28, 2020
admin

New, Semi-Permanent Exhibit On Display.

This long narrow strip of country that we call home has many stories to tell. Shaped through its history, geography, people, towns and industries, this exhibit promotes a feeling of belonging as it introduces you to the significance of Lennox and Addington County. 
 
This historical journey through the County will answer questions about what, where, why, and how the County came to be and explore the diversity ofthe land and life in Lennox and Addington today. 
 

Game On!

August 28, 2020
Rob Plumley

On display now at the Museum.

Sports play an integral part in the character and culture within our communities. “GAME ON!” is collection of light hearted sport stories and memorabilia from local athletes as well as our own museum and archival collections. Whether you swing a bat, shoot a puck, throw a rock, or go for that long distance throw, we are sure the stories will bring a smile to your face and nudge your own memories of sports played and watched throughout your life.

Capturing Lennox & Addington County

August 26, 2020
Rob Plumley

Sometimes I forget how lucky I am to call Lennox & Addington my home.

Given the nature of my job with the County, it's in my best interest to shout from the rooftops about how great life is here. Don't get me wrong, I really do think that we live in a special place. But recently I had a chance to take a step back and experience our County from a visitor's perspective.

It re-affirmed my belief about how good we've got it here in L&A.