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My Top Reads 2020

January 6, 2021
Catherine

Now that we have safely entered 2021, I thought it would be a good opportunity to look back on my favourite reads of 2020. It was challenging to narrow it down, but the following are my personal top ten in no particular order.

Return to curbside service

December 30, 2020
Catherine

Update (1/14/2021): We continue to offer contactless curbside services at all of our branches.

At the Province's direction, we will be keeping our doors closed after Christmas and until further notice. While members of the public will not be able to enter the library, we will offering contactless curbside pickup at all branch locations. Please see below for our hours and information about how you can request items for curbside pickup.

Library Holiday Hours

December 28, 2020
Catherine

Please take note of our modified hours over the 2020 holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

December 24, 25, 26

  • All branches closed

December 31

  • Amherstview & Napanee (10am-1pm)
  • Bath & Yarker (10am-12pm)

January 1

  • All branches closed

 

 

Service Update

December 22, 2020
Catherine

In light of KFL&A region's move to orange-restrict level in Ontario's COVID-19 response framework, we will be making some minor changes to our operations as we approach Christmas.

Moving from passive to active screening – All persons entering our libraries will be asked a series of screening questions provided by the Ministry of Health. Persons may be asked to access library services remotely if they do not meet the screening requirements. In order to facilitate this, our Napanee patrons will be required to enter the library through the upper level of the building.

Staff Picks: Still Here

December 21, 2020
Catherine

Andree, Relief Librarian, recently enjoyed Still Here by Amy Stuart, one of Canada's top thriller writers. Here is her review:

Staff Picks: Ghost's Journey

December 18, 2020
Catherine

Coleen recently enjoyed Ghost's Journey, a sweet children's book about the true story of a refugee couple from Indonesia as told by their cat. Here is her review:

Love, a cat and a good cause – triple the goodness to this new juvenile pick by Robin Stevenson: Ghost’s Journey: A Refugee Story.

2020 Award Winner Roundup

November 25, 2020
Catherine

This is the time of year when all the best works of literary fiction are paid their dues. There are endless awards (and award winners) to choose from so I’ve rounded up some of the most talked-about prizes for you to consider for your next great read.

Staff Picks: The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

November 24, 2020
Catherine

Marg recently enjoyed The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyon, a "charming, heart wrenching story" that she considers one her favourite books of the year. Here is her review:

Once in a while a special book comes along that tugs at ones heartstrings, The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett by Annie Lyons was that book for me. This charming, heart wrenching story is one that I came across at just the right time for me and is one I will not soon forget.

Holiday Book Bundles

November 23, 2020
Catherine

The library is offering a special activity for families: holiday book bundles! This is an advent calendar's worth of books packed up so your family can read a book per day until Christmas. Fill out a form on our website indicating your reading preferences and our staff will hand select an assortment of books for your family to enjoy.

Book bundle requests are being accepted until the end of this week, so get yours in today!

Staff Pick: The Orphan's Song

November 16, 2020
Catherine

Kristin recently enjoyed The Orphan's Song by Lauren Kate, a new novel that she says is "a gorgeous tale with strong characters and a vivid setting that any fan of historical fiction will devour." Here is her review: