What’s New

Curbside continues

Curbside access to library materials is ongoing even with the new restrictions put in place by the provincial government January 12 2021.  We welcome our members to reach out for help to order books, magazines, DVDs, printed forms, and other items, or to dip into our digital collections.  Curbside service remains at the same hours and all returned items will still be quarantined.  We encourage everyone to stay safe and if you are considering curbside feel free to order up as many titles as you need to make the most of your trip.  Remember many loans can easily be extended, renewals are usually possible and we are virtually fine free.  Our online programs are ongoing so check out the event calendar on our website http://www.rlpl.ca or contact lauralee@rlpl.ca .  Stay safe everyone!

Cheers to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2021!

image of loon dancing“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” —T.S. Eliot

As of December 28 we returned to curbside pick-up until January 23, 2021 (this date is subject to change). Our hours will remain the same and staff will be available during those times to assist you.  This month we introduced  Creativebug.com which has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Creativebug is the number one inspirational resource for DIY, crafters and makers. Laura Lee continues to run her programs on Zoom you can register and receive the link to join Virtual Story Time with Laura Lee, Baby Songs & Rhymes with Library Laura Lee, and for the month of January Meet local Author Chadham Thomas, Light from Below on January 14that 7:00pm. For more staff picks and more click here for your January 2021 Newsletter.

Returning to curbside pick-up

The new temporary shutdown measures announced today by the Provincial government means as of Saturday, December 26 Rideau Lakes Public Library will return to a curbside pick-up mode of service.  While our hours will not change, we will no longer be able to offer browsing in the branches or other in-person support (although we have yet to hear details around computer bookings).  Our drop-boxes remain open and we will continue to quarantine items for the 72 hour period. Please keep checking our website for further updates, stay safe, and have a good holiday.  We will be closed Thursday December 24, Friday December 25, and Saturday December 26. Curbside pick-up service begins Monday, December 28.

Happy Holidays

Image of Luna and Snowman in a SnowglobeHappy Holidays from Rideau Lakes Public Library Staff.

This month Laura Lee is busy with programs for the whole family. Youth Yoga, Two Paint Parties for the kids and a Paint Party for the adults there are still a couple of spaces available so make sure to send Laura Lee an email if interested. Join in for a December Spirit Month Play, Learn & Story Library Live Program on Zoom (details in the newsletter) and Baby Song & Rhyme time continue at the Elgin Municipal Complex (spaces limited). Bring WiFi home with SMARTSPOTS for anyone wishing to borrow the internet.  For more awesome goodies (like our holiday S.T.E.M Activity kits) CLICK HERE to check out our DECEMBER Newsletter

Let’s Talk Treaties

Zoom talk about Treaties

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Let’s meet up virtually to talk about the land we live upon and Indigenous perspectives.  Join Danka Brewer from Shabot Obaadjiwan First Nation to discuss treaties and unceded territority; to listen, ask questions, learn and be part of the conversation.  Our Zoom talk is coming up this Thursday, November 19th at 7 pm and is part of Ontario Treaties Week, supported by the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs.  If you have any questions or need help to connect on Zoom, please contact Vicki vicki@rlpl.ca