What’s New

We’ve got a new plan

Rideau Lakes Public Library is excited to release their new strategic plan for the period of 2020 to 2024.  Included in the plan is a new vision and mission statement that represents our commitment to inspiring and connecting the community.

The strategic plan will be a guidepost for the Rideau Lakes Public Library Board over the next five years and outlines specific directions on where to focus energy and resources.  Some of these goals include building welcoming and accessible spaces, spreading the word of what the library has to offer, and providing innovative services.

We appreciate the feedback from library staff, members, and volunteers as well as participation from community partners that went into the building of the plan.

Download the strategic plan 2020-2024


Merry and bright

Thanks to everyone who supported the library this year; whether you dropped by a branch, signed up for a program, checked out something interesting, did a puzzle, downloaded music, shared a laugh, donated books, studied hard or just relaxed.  Look for more exciting things to come in 2020, including our new five year strategic plan with fresh ideas and new spaces.

From everyone at Rideau Lakes Public Library, we wish you a cozy break and all the best for the new year. Happy holidays everyone!

Tech expert wanted


Rideau Lakes Public Library is looking to hire a Technical Support Coordinator.  Our library is forward looking, adapting to new and emerging technology to better serve the community of Rideau Lakes. Are you a technology wizard who loves working with people in a welcoming, community minded space?  If so, have a look at the job posting, and contact Vicki Stevenson, CEO, with a cover letter and resume by Friday December 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.

The Rideau Lakes Public Library is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants to apply and will accommodate the needs to qualify applicants under the Human Rights Code in all parts of the hiring process. Alternative formats of this document are available upon request. Please contact call 613-359-5334 to request an alternate format. Thank you for your interest in this position. Please note that we will only contact those candidates chosen for an interview.

December newsletter

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Welcome December and spend some time getting cozy with a good read, series or story to listen to.  We know you’ve been good all year so build up your wish lists – ask us for what you might like to see in the library. We have more choices than ever before on Hoopla for eBooks and eAudiobooks, with no waiting list!  We also have special eAudiobook titles set aside for you with Overdrive Advantage and Libby. Wishing everyone at lovely holiday time and a peaceful new year, from all of us at RLPL!

December Newsletter