We have two student positions opening up at the library this summer.
One is for a Program Assistant to help run our fabulous programs (especially the Reading Boost program in August) and the other is for a Library Assistant to work the circulation desk, primarily at the Main Branch in Elgin, as well as helping out with our Tourism outreach.
Download the applications below and contact Vicki for more information or to apply by Friday May 31, 2019.
May finds us ready to get into step into spring with fresh reads, a workshop on essential oils, 3 movie events, and a Friend’s of the Library author’s event at the end of the month.
Concerned about the recent funding cuts to Provincial Library Services? Show your library some love:
- Get ready for a “Read-in” protest May 1, noon to 2 p.m. at the Elgin
- Sign our petition to restore funds. We have paper copies at every branch which will be delivered to Queen’s Park May 6. There is also an online petition.
- Write your MPP Steve Clark, Minister Tibollo, or Premier Doug Ford.
- Post often on social media #SaveOurLibraries
Download the May Newsletter
Due to recent Provincial budget cuts to Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service we are no longer able to offer this service. We are so very sorry to ask you to return your interlibrary loan material ASAP to the branch you ordered it from. We were informed late last week that we have to return all loans by Friday April 26th or we will have to cover the return shipping costs, a big blow to our budget.
If you need more information about this loss of service or would like to voice your concern please feel free to contact Vicki Stevenson, CEO, at email@example.com or take some of the steps suggested below. The Library Board will be coordinating a formal response and further action on these cuts. Please stay tuned!
In the meatime, if you would like more information this highlights the impact on local, rural libraries: CBC news article
And finally, there is an online petition with Change.org (13,000 signatures and counting!) Click here to sign
Step into spring with new books on nutrition and well being, a sweet trip to Gunnewiek Farm‘s sugar bush, treasures at our Ginormous Book Sale April 20 and 21 as part of Delta’s maple syrup festival , yummy baked goods and a fabulous fashion show sponsored by the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library.
Download the April Newsletter
We like to loan out all kinds of things at Rideau Lakes Public Library. Try out our Blender Bike and enjoy smoothies or spin art made with pedal power! Talk to Laura Lee about booking the bike for your next community event.