County Council Highlights:
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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:
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.