Staff Pick: Through the Garden

April 9, 2021

Kelly recently enjoyed Writer's Trust finalist Through the Garden. It's a moving memoir about poet Lorna Crozier's long relationship with fellow poet Patrick Lane. Here is Kelly's review:

Notice of Roundabout Construction

April 9, 2021

Notice of Roundabout Construction: County Rd 1 West (Belleville Rd) at County Rd 10 (Deseronto Rd)

Please be advised that R.W. Tomlinson Limited has been contracted by the County of Lennox & Addington and the Township of Tyendinaga to construct a roundabout at the intersection of County Rd 1 West (Belleville Rd) and County Rd 10 (Deseronto Rd). 

The work is scheduled to start in mid April and is anticipated to be completed by August, 2021.

Archives Awareness Week 2021

April 6, 2021
Kim Kerr

Easter is behind us, spring is on the horizon, and we’ve been busy in the archives! That feeling of hope at the end of a very (very, very, very) long winter is perhaps what’s underneath the pep in our step. Whatever it is, we’re gearing up for an eventful April.

Through the month of March, we participated in a campaign to highlight the work and collections of archives across the province. The project was headed by the folks at the Archives of Ontario. Here’s a snapshot of some of our posts in case you missed them.


Museum & Archives Closed during Provincial Lockdown

April 2, 2021
Rob Plumley

Please note that the L&A County Museum & Archives is currently closed due to the Provincial Lockdown. All virtual events will proceed as scheduled. We will re-open when permitted to do so. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

OLA Evergreen Award 2021

April 1, 2021

The Ontario Library Association’s Evergreen Award is best described as the “readers’ choice” of Canadian literary awards. Each year, a list of ten nominees is selected by a committee of librarians and in September library patrons from all across the province can vote on their favourite. The winner will be announced during Ontario Public Library Week in October. Past winners have included A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliot, Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice, and The Last Neanderthal by Clare Cameron.

Staff Picks: Apple in the Middle

April 1, 2021

Kristin recently enjoyed Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley, a debut Young Adult novel that takes on an adolescent's quest for identity. Here's Kristin's review:

Update on COVID-19 Outbreak at The John M. Parrott Centre

March 29, 2021

March 29, 2021 - The John M. Parrott Centre was notified on the evening of March 25, 2021 of a single case of COVID-19 associated with a staff member.  As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within the Home.  There have been zero new cases among staff, Residents, or families connected with the Home.

Since March 25th, the following precautions have been taken under the guidance of KFL&A Public Health:

COVID-19 Outbreak at The John M. Parrott Centre associated with a Single Staff Member

March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 - The John M. Parrott Centre is working closely with KFL&A Public Health to address a single case of COVID-19 associated with a staff member.  

As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within the Home.  The Home was notified of the outbreak by KFL&A Public Health officials on the evening of March 25, 2021.

County Council asks for Equal Treatment for Lennox and Addington’s Vulnerable Population

March 26, 2021

March 25, 2021– At their March 24, 2021 virtual meeting, County Council passed a resolution asking the Minister of Long-Term Care to provide funding for Lennox and Addington’s Community Paramedic Program. The Ministry recently announced funding to expand Community Paramedics to Long-Term Care in order to meet the needs of the targeted-LTC related population. At the time of the announcement, Lennox and Addington County did not have a community paramedic program and was not eligible to apply.

The Joys of "Book Stalking"

March 24, 2021
Coleen McFarlane

Among all the pictures and videos of online meetings, I am often drawn to the background, like a peeping tom, trying to read the sideways titles on the plethora of bookshelves. This also happens to me every time I see a character on a television or movie, holding a book or even better, quoting from one. If you haven’t yet, you may be tempted to now “book stalk” when you are binge watching!