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Summer student jobs

Is working at the library your dream job?

Rideau Lakes Public Library will be hiring two summer students this June.  Our programs may look a little different this summer but we need your creativity, energy and enthusiasm as a program assistant.  If you prefer the calm order and quiet of the library, you might be interested in our library assistant position.  Contact Vicki Stevenson, CEO, with a cover letter and resume by Friday June 5, 2020 before 12 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 (613-359-5334 or email Vicki).

Thank you for your interest in this position. Please note that we will only contact those candidates chosen for an interview.

Hello June

June marks the beginning of change at the Rideau Lakes Public Library as we begin Phase 1 with Curbside Pick-up. It has been a learning curve for us all but we are happy to start lending out our material once again. Check out this months newsletter for staff picks and the link to join in our 2nd Zoom Kids Music Event with Gerry  Mitchell on Wednesday June 3, 2020.

Download the June Newsletter here.

Curbside pick-up is a go

We are excited to launch our curbside pick-up service this week!  Our first open pick-up times will be on Friday May 29, 2020.  Here’s the scoop or get all the details here.

Placing holds


    • We will notify you once we have your items ready and let you know the soonest pick-up time available.
    • Branches, including washrooms, are still closed.
    • Only 1 person at a time in the entrance-way for pick-up at a time.
    • Please only pick up your bag with your last name and last 5 digits of your card.

We ask for your patience during this new process as we get our bearings. Your holds may take longer to reach you. We’re looking forward to “seeing you” again!


Curbside pick-up plans

Rideau Lakes Public Library staff miss seeing library members and appreciate being a valuable part of the community. As we move to the next phase of service we need to make sure we’re taking all of the proper steps to ensure our safety and yours.  We are working hard on plans to launch a curbside service that will ensure staff are able to take care of the back-log of returned items, a safe system of loans and returns is in place and proper sanitation supplies are available.

The Rideau Lakes Public Library eagerly anticipates library resources, including books, DVDs, magazines and talking books, to be available again through a holds and pick-up system.  We will be offering hold requests at a later date through our online catalogue, by phone, and email.  In the meantime, digital collections remain available and we provide virtual programs such as our popular online storytime with Laura Lee.

We are here for you and we look forward to soon announcing our expected start-up date and details on this curbside service.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vicki (vicki@rlpl.ca).

Hello, May!

Celebrate the gorgeous month of May! The Sun is warming, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the garden is growing. Although we aren’t able to open our doors just yet, we continue to offer support, digital collections and virtual programming for the whole family. Check out this months newsletter for the link to join in our first Zoom Music Event with Gerry  Mitchell on Monday May 4, 2020.

Download the May Newsletter here.