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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

Photo credit: DODeltaOntario

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

November newsletter

November seems to be the time of year for slowing down; maybe a bit of reflective reading or plenty of binge watching!  However you like to start hibernating, we’ve got you covered.  All November and December we are amping up our number of eBooks and eAudiobooks with Hoopla.  We’ve also got more eAudiobooks on Overdrive, just for Rideau Lakes Public Library members.  Or take out one of our fabulous DVD series when the weather turns.

Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library Loon Logo

We all need Friends!  Everyone is welcome at the table at the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library Annual General Meeting, Thursday November 14th 11am-12pm at the Portland branch.

November 2019 Newsletter



eBooks for all

Are you concerned about longer waiting times and higher prices for eBook lending through the library?  Visit ebooksforall to find out more about the limits and price tags the Big Five publishers have imposed on public libraries.  You can sign the petition to add your voice.  Access to information and reading choices matters!

The video clip below covers a public library in Toledo, Ohio US, but similar lending practices apply to Ontario public libraries.