We are thrilled to offer Ontario Park Passes to all L&A residents for the 2021 season! Through a joint partnership with the Ontario Parks - Day Permit Lending Program, residents can borrow provincial day passes for free. Passes provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants at more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario. Passes can be borrowed for a five day period.
There is nothing quite like reading a thriller in the warm sun, am I right? The following are mini reviews for some new or forthcoming spine-tingling, edge-of-your-seat novels to enjoy on the deck or dock this summer.
Kristin recently enjoyed Red, White & Royal Blue, a charming LGBTQ rom-com that finds America's First Son falling for the Prince of Wales. Here is her review:
In June, we honour the original inhabitants of this continent by acknowledging their rich heritage and recognizing the strength of present-day First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Celebrate the many rising voices in a multitude of stories which reflect the cultural dislocation which connects to the author’s nation(s) or how their community prevails.
Marg recently enjoyed We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker, a emotionally-charged, character-drive drama starring a thirteen-year-old outlaw. Here is her review:
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is an emotionally charged drama which is part mystery/thriller and part coming of age tale full of heart, soul, and humor.
Check out what the staff of L&A Libraries are most excited to read this summer. Many of these books have not been released yet, but you can place a hold on a title in the catalogue by clicking it's book cover. Enjoy!
Kristin recently enjoyed Empire of Wild, a compelling genre-bending novel by Governor General Literary Award winner Cherie Dimaline. Here is her review:
In partnership with the Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Allied Health Team, we are please to announce the latest addition to our Beyond Books collection: pedometers!
Kelly recently read Crossroads: My Story of Tragedy and Resilience as a Humboldt Bronco by Kaleb Dahlgren, a "stunning book from one of the thirteen survivors of the Humboldt Bronco’s bus crash that killed sixteen in 2018". She describes it as "an incredible book of survival, recovery, and resilience from a horrific tragedy." Here is her full review:
This year Lennox & Addington Libraries is taking the TD Reading Club virtual! Join us on READsquared where you can earn points for reading books, completing missions, and participating in virtual events! Best of all you can cash those points in for brag tags and ballots for the grand prize draw! New content will be added to our READsquared page each week all summer long!
Registration starts June 15th at countylibrary.readsquared.com.