New to the Archives

Rob Plumley

The Archives extensive collection - estimated at 10,000 items - receives new additions by donation on a regular basis. Check out some of the new and exciting items we have available. 

Newspaper Digitization Project

Rob Plumley

An exciting project for 2017 is underway in the Archives. Jim Sova, a dedicated volunteer, has been hard at work preparing parts of the microfilmed newspaper collection for digitization. The Napanee Express (1862-1951) and The Napanee Standard (1855-1866) are slated for phase one of the project. The goal is to have as many issues as possible searchable by keyword.

Staff Picks: I See You


“I See You is the highly anticipated page-turner by author Clare Mackintosh whose debut book I Let You Go caused quite a stir late last year,” says Marg Wood from the Napanee Branch. “It was hailed as the new Girl on the Train and proved to be extremely popular; in fact it is still in high demand. I just finished reading I See You and I predict that it will garner the same interest and be just as popular!”

Canada 150 in Lennox & Addington

Rob Plumley

Canada turns 150 in 2017 and celebrations are happening across the country. 

Lennox & Addington County is hosting a large celebration on Saturday, August 19th! You're invited to an evening of free entertainment, including live performances from The Irish Descendants and Circus Orange. 

The event takes place outside on the grounds at the County Court House, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee. Join thousands of spectators for an unforgettable evening in Lennox & Addington.

Fiction for genealogy lovers


One of the great enjoyments of genealogy is untangling the branches of your family tree and finding a previously unknown relative.

MEDIA RELEASE: Tuesday Night at the Museum to feature The Bay of Quinte Railway on January 17th

Rob Plumley

‘Tuesday Night at the Museum’ returns to the L&A County Museum & Archives in Napanee on January 24th at 7pm. Those in attendance will hear about the fascinating history of The Bay of Quinte Railway, one of the most successful private industries in Canadian history.

March Break Madness


Join us during March Break (March 13th-17th) for fantastic, free programs and events including Junkyard Symphony, reptiles and more! Find out about everything that's going on.

Monday, March 13th

Movie Monday & Total Aquatics Reptile Show

Join us for movies & snacks at Napanee (10:30am) and Amherstview (3:00pm). Later in the evening, meet some slithery new friends at the Yarker Branch (6:30pm).

Tuesday, March 14th

Junkyard Symphony

Learn a new language!


Our subscription database Mango Languages makes learning a new language (including English as a second language) fast and easy! Choose from a wide variety of languages and learn basic words and phrases for practical conversation in everyday situations. Learn a new language at your own pace with Mango’s fun interactive lessons. Note: If prompted, enter your library card number.


L&A's Great Big Family Read


L&A’s Great Big Family Read encourages families across the County of Lennox & Addington to start reading the same book. The title for 2017 is Community Soup by Alma Fullerton. Reserve this wonderful book for you family here

Emergent Light


The County of Lennox and Addington Public Libraries are proud to support the community’s culture and talent. It is for this reason that we have started the “Art in the Library” program in partnership with the Greater Napanee Area Arts Association (GNAAA). A prominent feature wall was created at the Napanee Branch specifically for this program where artists can display their work.

"Emergent Light", the latest exhibit, will be running until February 28th.