News

Introducing Niche Academy

April 14, 2020
Catherine

We are excited to introduce our latest digital service, Niche Academy! It is a free online database with succinct tutorials on topics like navigating social media platforms and using digital book and media resources. To access the platform from your computer, click here. You'll also find tutorials conveniently built in to pages throughout this website. You don’t need to have a library account to use the service.

JMPC Update

April 11, 2020
Angela Malcolm

I’m sure we can agree that the news relating to COVID-19 has been overwhelming. This is especially true of the tragic stories coming out of Long Term Care (LTC) and retirement homes across the province. As staff working in LTC, we cannot imagine how isolating and helpless you must feel not being able to visit your loved one at the John M Parrott Centre (JMPC). 

This is an unprecedented time in history and we are all in this together.

Crafting for a Cause...or Just Crafting!

April 9, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Are you missing our crafting sessions at the library? With the April showers, we are heading inside and a good alternative to screen time is craft time. Try a few ideas from many of the crafting books available from Hoopla and/or Overdrive:

PELASS Offering Emergency Child Care

April 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

April 9, 2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to evolve, Prince Edward Lennox & Addington Social Services (PELASS) has been authorized by the Province of Ontario to provide emergency child care for children of health care providers and essential workers. PELASS has partnered with local child care operators to offer emergency licensed child care in our community.

Stay Home this Easter Long Weekend

April 8, 2020
Rob Plumley

This Easter long weekend, it's important to remain diligent to prevent the spread of COVID-19. By doing so you're protecting your family, your loved ones, and our community

Feel-good Non-Fiction

April 8, 2020
Catherine

If you are looking for an upbeat story, but aren’t really into the usual rom-coms, give our NoveList service a try. This database allows you to search through 100,000s of titles by appeal factor, genre, and subject matter, so you can discover books that you’ll find interesting and feel-good. The following are ten examples of “upbeat” non-fiction books that I discovered using NoveList. They all can be borrowed on-demand with your library card via Hoopla.

Easter & Passover

April 7, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Atypical Easter and Passover celebrations will be the norm for most families this year with our self-isolation preventing our normal family gatherings. Whether we are seeking a moment to reflect or needing a laugh with our children, our online resources have many offerings.

HAPPY EASTER

Staff Picks: American Sherlock

April 6, 2020
Catherine

Andree Duval, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed American Sherlock, a fascinating non-fiction book about one of America's earliest forensic scientists. Here is her review:

Spring Cleaning

April 6, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Although the first day of Spring  was “officially” March 19th this year, it is never too late to start your spring cleaning. Self-isolation and working from home, can make that nest of dust bunnies in the corner more annoying than ever. Sometimes we need some motivation (myself included) to start this project – my windows are calling!

Watch Business Support Webinar from April 3rd at 1pm

April 3, 2020
Rob Plumley

Lennox and Addington Economic Development hosted a Business Support Webinar on Friday, April 3 at 1pm.  

We provided an overview of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit and the Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy


Watch Webinar Recording


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