Staff Picks: A Shared Secret

July 15, 2021

Karen recently enjoyed A Secret Shared by Patricia MacLachlan, a "sweet family story" about adoption for school-age kids. 

Staff Picks: A Town Called Solace

July 14, 2021

Chantell recently enjoyed A Town Called Solace written by Mary Lawson, "a compelling and lifelike story that was a delight to read". Here is her review:

Re-opening Again... for (hopefully) the Last Time

July 14, 2021
Kim Kerr

It’s time to dust off the tables, ready the microfilm readers and do a thousand bicep curls in preparation of opening the archives and hauling boxes. Or pulling files which requires significantly less strength but nevertheless, we’re opening again soon, and we can’t wait to have you back!

I’m tired of re-opening the archives. This will be thrice since the pandemic started. Let’s hope there’s no fourfold. Let’s hope words like thrice and fourfold stay resigned to history except when an archivist hears those terms on a tv show and can’t help but smile when using them. 

Staff Picks: The Royal Governess

July 14, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed The Royal Governess by Wendy Holden, a richly detailed historical novel about the childhood of Queen Elizabeth II told from the perspective of her governess. Here's Kristin's review:

County of Lennox and Addington receives the 2021 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award

July 13, 2021

SAN DIEGO, Esri User Conference – July 13, 2021 – Esri Canada congratulates the County of Lennox and Addington for receiving the 2021 Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award. They were chosen from thousands of Esri customer organizations worldwide for their effective enterprise implementation of geographic information system (GIS) technology to deliver better services.

Staff Pick: Accidentally Engaged

July 9, 2021

Patricia recently enjoyed Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron, a witty romance that combines food and family drama. Here is her review:

Accidentally Engaged offers a funny look at arranged marriage, family over-involvement, and online cooking shows. Reena and Nadim meet on the stairs of their apartment building and there is an instant attraction. For Reena it is Nadim’s British accent and great body. For Nadim it is Reena’s curly hair and the smell of the bread she bakes.

Experiences of Canada

June 30, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

Canada Day is currently the center of conversation for its controversial origins as a colonial symbol. People see it variously as a point of celebration, lamentation, and protestation. It is time to reflect on what it means to be Canadian. How can we remedy present day conflicts rooted in historic and ongoing human rights violations? What would a shared vision of an equitable society look like? These writers take stock of how we see ourselves as well as how the world sees us.

Children’s Books

Library Reopening

June 28, 2021

Good news! Per the Province's reopening framework, we are allowed to reopen our doors to the public in Step 2, which is effective Wednesday, June 30th. 

Our branches will be open for all services but limited to 25% capacity. Masks are required at all times. Please see below for hours, capacity limits, and additional safety precautions. 



Amherstview & Napanee 

Tuesday 2-8pm

Wednesday 10am-4pm

Thursday 2-8pm

Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Staff Pick: We Are Inevitable

June 25, 2021

Coleen recently enjoyed We Are Inevitable, the latest book by bestselling YA author Gayle Foreman. Check out her review:

The siren call of a bookstore theme drew me to We Are Inevitable, a Young Adult tale that talks about books (obviously), interspersed with themes of grief and addiction.

Media Release: Province cuts Funding to the John M. Parrott Centre

June 25, 2021

June 24, 2021 – At their June 23rd meeting, Lennox and Addington County Council were alarmed to hear that the Province intends to decrease funding to The John M. Parrott Centre by $2.41 per resident per day.  This results in a loss of $107,463 in provincial funding which must be made up from the property tax levy.