What’s New

RLPL February 2023

“My alma mater was books, a good library. I could spend my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity”

Malcolm X

Keep up to date on the latest programs, events, staff picks, movie releases and more in one spot.


-All RLPL branches will be closed for Family Day, Monday February 20th

-Register for this month’s all ages workshop-“Make a Snow Measure Stick” at the South Elmsley Hall Wednesday Feb.8 6:30 pm

Afterschool Movie – register your child online for this month’s movie on Fri. Feb. 24, spaces are limited

-The Friends of the Library present “Ticket to Paradise” on February 23, 1-3pm

Valentine’s craft kits will be available at every branch as of Feb.4th, grab one while supplies last!

-New Winter Activities Kits will be at your local branch Feb. 17-28

-We are accepting donations for our Seed Library, coming March 1st

Work at the Library

We are looking for someone to fill in, working flexible hours and at all of our branches. Please see our complete job description and if you need more information contact Vicki by email or phone 613-359-5334. Application window closes by 5 p.m. Tuesday February 14th. We welcome all applications but not everyone will be contacted for an interview.

Ice Storm ’98

Did you survive the Ice Storm that swept into our area twenty-five years ago? The thick ice knocked out power, wrecked havoc in forests and created chaos in the lives of residents in the newly formed Township of Rideau Lakes. Yet the worst of times brought out the best in neighbours. If you want to relive some of these memories, check out a copy of The Ice Storm by Mark Abley available at Newboro, Portland, and Delta Branches.

Today is a good day to try something new

Keep up to date on the latest programs, events, staff picks, movie releases and more in one spot.

A look at what’s ahead…

  • The Rideau Lakes Public Library will be CLOSED Saturday December 31 ; Sunday January 1, 2023
  • The Rideau Lakes Local History Centre in Delta with Sue opens January 5, 2023.
  • Register for this months Adult Workshop – Fun Art Paint Party – Snowman Leaning Board
  • Drop in for a FREE Movie Matinee with the Friends of the RLPL – Ticket to Paradise
  • Afterschool Movie – register your child online, spaces are limited.
  • Register for the Family Literacy Day Event for family supper, activities & sing-a-long

Happy New Year