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:

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:

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.

National Indigenous People's Day

June 18, 2021
Jennifer Robinson

National Indigenous People's Day is Monday, June 21st. For centuries, many of the first inhabitants would celebrate the arrival of the warm weather and the pleasures of the summer solstice. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest light. It is a day with spiritual significance for many.

Staff Pick: The Forest of Stolen Girls

June 18, 2021

Jennifer recently enjoyed this atmospheric historical Young Adult mystery set in 15th Century Korea. Here is her review:

This atmospheric historical mystery set in Joseon Dynasty Korea (early 1400s) is about a teen who returns home to pick up the trail after her father vanishes while investigating the disappearance of 13 young women. It transports readers to 15th century Korea to unravel a compelling mystery that interweaves the real dangers that Korean women faced at the time.

Ontario Park Passes

June 15, 2021

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.