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Access Ancestry.com Remotely

April 3, 2020
Catherine

Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. In the past, we have only been able to offer access to Ancestry from our library branches. However, thanks to ProQuest, library patrons now have the ability to access this resource from home for a limited time. 

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


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Staff Picks: Dance of Thieves

April 2, 2020
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed Dance of Thieves, the first book in a new YA series and a great read for those looking for a fantasy/adventure novel with just the right amount of romance! Here is her review:

Homeschooling Resources for Parents

April 2, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Our Minister of Education announced March 31st public schools across Ontario will be out until at least May 4th in an effort to protect our children. Concerned parents are speaking out, worried about the help they need teaching their children from home.

Learn at Home Resources

April 1, 2020
Catherine

While the sudden disappearance of daycare, school and other daily routines may be destabilizing, families can combat by equipping themselves with a wide variety of educational activities (both online and offline) to effectively pass the time.

Below is a roundup of links that may give you some ideas. 

 

April's Online Book Club

April 1, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

Need a chat with fellow bibliophiles?  Did you miss your book club chat this month? Why not join us on our County of L&A Libraries Online Book Club on Goodreads– we have a monthly theme, a discussion board, and please, invite your friends to join.

For April the theme is “Celebrity Memoirs” – and we have a variety of options to choose from on Overdrive and Hoopla. 

Mango Languages: a hidden gem!

April 1, 2020
Catherine

Mango languages is a language learning app that you have access to with your library membership. For no charge you have access to 70 languages, including ESL. It will teach you conversational language along with grammar explanations and cultural notes.

Gear Up for Gardening

March 30, 2020
Coleen McFarlane

With a little over seven weeks until the “traditional” May long weekend planting, it is time to think about your garden. Do you have the outline of your garden planned? Have you started your seedlings? Are you deciding between traditional versus vertical gardens? Or are you cleaning out your containers for your patio and need inspiration?

Hoopla's "Bonus Borrows"

March 30, 2020
Catherine

In order to provide relief to libraries and to provide more content to library patrons during this difficult time of sheltering at home, Hoopla Digital recently announced their new hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection with more than 1,000 top titles and hoopla favourites.

State of Emergency FAQs

March 26, 2020
Lindsey

What is a public State of Emergency?
A State of Emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions or initiate policies to protect the health and safety of residents.

Is the County of Lennox & Addington in a State of Emergency?
On Thursday, March 26th, 2020 at 1pm, Warden Marg Isbester declared a State of Emergency for the County of Lennox & Addington to help contain the spread of COVID-19.