Announcements

Curbside Only Continues:
Libraries will be able to begin returning to normal operations as part of Phase 2 of the current Provincial reopening plan. Until then, we remain able to take material requests by phone, email, or through Facebook message and are able to provide those materials for curbside pick-up only.

2021 Census:
We know that the 2021 Census might be pretty far down on your to-do list. However, we would like to encourage you to complete your census, if you haven’t already done so. Census data helps governments at all levels plan for libraries, schools, transportation, community centres, and recreational activities. Data from the 2021 Census will be even more crucial, because it will help to evaluate the impact of the pandemic and to better plan for the future. You can quickly and easily complete your census questionnaire at www.census.gc.ca using the access code you received in the mail. If you need assistance, or would like to have a paper (or alternate format) questionnaire, please call the Census Help Line at 1-855-340-2021. Thank you for doing your part to help plan for a better future for all Canadians.

Book Bundles:
We know it’s hard for kids to pick their next book without browsing for it. That’s why we have a number of book bundles aimed at children 0-3, 4-8, and 8-12 ready to go and are happy to make more! Let us know your child’s age and interests or a few books that they’ve previously enjoyed and we will pull a selection of books for them to try.

Summer Fun Recreation Collection:
From Bocce Ball to Volleyball, Kayaks to Croquet – our Summer Fun Recreation Collection is fun for the whole family! Check out a list of what’s available HERE or visit our Recreation Lending Library page HERE for more information.

April 2021 Closure Update:
Due to the most recent Covid-19 response shutdown measures the following restrictions are now in place:

  • Patrons are no longer permitted inside the library to browse the shelves or pick things up at the desk.
  • Patrons (masked) are only permitted inside the library to use the computers, patrons must contact us ahead of time to reserve a computer timeslot.
  • Curbside pick-up is available for materials. Contact us in advance with a list of materials and we will pull them and contact you as soon as they are available. Materials will be put out for contact free porch pick-up
  • Returns will be accepted through the drop box only.

Seed Swap:
Our Seed Swap basket is back! We have a small basket set up in our foyer for people to leave seeds they don’t plan to use and pick up seeds that they need.

Take Home Grow Kits:
[Requests for Grow Kits are now closed]
This spring we are starting a new program for kids. Introducing Planter Kits for Kids! Each kit includes a growing pot, soil, seeds, and planting information and care instructions. Kits are designed to be planted at home for young patrons to observe the full growth cycle of their chosen seeds from planting to fruiting or flowering. Kits are available with either cherry tomato, bean, chive, nasturtium, marigold, or zinnia seeds. 

With thanks to:
Ritchie Feed and Seed Brockville
Habitat for Humanity Thousand Islands Brockville ReStore
and Mark and Bonnie Primeau
for making this program possible.

 

Learn new Computer Skills:
Hundreds of online courses are available for free through TechBoomers. Something for everyone! Here is the library link to choose your training category.    TechBoomers



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