My Top Reads 2020

January 6, 2021

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.

Starting the New Year (not quite at the Museum)

January 4, 2021
Alannah MacGregor

As we all look toward what 2021 will bring, I am reminded of a new year’s eve toast made by one of my favorite TV characters; Sherman T. Potter of M*A*S*H*. While the quote has nothing to do with museums I thought I’d share it none the less; “Here’s to the New Year. May she be a [darn] sight better than the old one” I think the sentiment of this quote is on everyone’s mind as we celebrate this year in lockdown.

Return to curbside service

December 30, 2020

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.



Amherstview & Napanee 

Tuesday 2-8pm

Library Holiday Hours

December 28, 2020

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



Museum Temporarily Closing Effective December 24th

December 22, 2020
Rob Plumley

Effective December 24th, the L&A County Museum & Archives will be closed to visitors. We will re-open when conditions permit. Our apologies for any inconvenience. 

Service Update

December 22, 2020

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

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

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.

At Home For The Holidays

December 17, 2020
Amber Meyer

For me, the holiday season is made up of a series of magical moments. Festive lights and displays, traditions, the smell of cookies baking, and the beaming excitement from kiddos everywhere you turn. This time of year is usually quite busy at the museum with holiday activities and concerts and of course our celebration of The Christmas Tree.  Although we have had to do things a little differently, the Museum is still full of holiday cheer.

The big day will soon be here... Do you have everything for everyone?

December 16, 2020
Rob Plumley

It's getting down to crunch time. The game clock is approaching zero. There's no room for procrastination. You need bite the bullet and wrap up your Christmas shopping. And you need to do it now.