Staff Picks: Mother Knows Best

July 19, 2019

Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch recently enjoyed Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff, a dark and suspenseful story that questions "how far moral, medical and ethical boundaries should be stretched when it comes to human reproduction." Here is Marg's review:

Where do you find these people?

July 17, 2019
Kim Kerr

It’s been roughly eight weeks since I returned to the L&A County Museum and Archives after an extended maternity leave, and while I’m not a new face around here, thought it useful to highlight how I got here and what I do.

Bookmark Contest Results!

July 17, 2019

Earlier this year, we launched a bookmark contest where community members could submit their creative designs for a chance to have it printed on new library hours bookmarks. We received an amazing 60+ submissions! Thank you so much to everyone who participated.

At a recent professional development day, library staff from across the County of L&A voted on their favourite designs. The design made by Brittany Poudrier (pictured right) was selected as winner -- you'll be seeing it displayed on the 1000s of bookmarks now distributed throughout our libraries. 

Menzel Centennial one of L&A County's best kept secrets

July 16, 2019
Rob Plumley

There’s definitely a lot to see and do here in Lennox & Addington County, particularly if you enjoy getting out and exploring our natural surroundings. 

One of my favourite hiking destinations could be L&A County's best-kept secret for nature lovers. Menzel Centennial Provincial Nature Reserve is located on Roblin Road, about 4.5 kilometres west of County Road 41 near the hamlet of Roblin. 

Staff Picks: The Friends We Keep

July 12, 2019

Patricia Richard recently enjoyed The Friends We Keep by Jane Green, an inticately-plotted contemporary novel about secrets, friendship and forgiveness. Here is her review:

Featuring teen artist Kiara Scott

July 5, 2019

We've added a new element to our Art in the Library showcase in Napanee this month! In addition to the awesome local artists on display (thanks to the Greater Napanee Art Arts Association), we now have a featured teen artist.

Kiara Scott, one of our fabulous Library Pages, is our first teen artist on display. We're proud to show off her work!

Stop by the Napanee Branch anytime to check it our in person or attend our Meet the Artist reception to be held on July 18th at 6:30pm. 

Staff Picks: Lighthouse Beach

July 5, 2019

There's no better time to pick up a good beach read so thankfully Karen Scott from our Bath Branch has thoroughly vetted Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble. Here is her review:

Find Unspoiled Natural Beauty at Beaver Lake

July 5, 2019
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.

County Staff Help Women Dress for Success

July 5, 2019

July 5, 2019 – For the second year in a row, staff at the County of Lennox and Addington held a clothing drive in support of Dress for Success Kingston.  Several boxes of new and gently used clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry were donated which will be suitable for women attending interviews or work.

The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.


The Museum has gone to the birds!

July 4, 2019
Joanne Himmelman

I spend a great deal of my summer time at the family cottage near Rideau Ferry, outside Perth. It is a place that is in the bloodstream of my husband and now my children. So much so, that by March, I am often asked – “Mom when are we heading to the cottage?”... this is while they are still looking at snow on the ground. You can imagine once May hits that they are practically tucking and rolling their way out of the car when we pull into the cottage drive. We are lucky and we have fun all summer long.