What’s New

Welcome to stage 3

What does stage 3 look like at your library? You are welcome to come in and browse the shelves. You can stay a little longer when you visit as we are allowed to have more people in the branch at one time. Curbside pick-up is still an option.

There is no need to book ahead for computers, unless you want to be sure one is available, and the usual time limits apply (30 minutes if anyone is waiting). Our wi-fi is always on inside the branch and outside the building, except South Elmsley where we are still under renovations. Feel free to call (613) 35-5334 or email vicki@rlpl.ca with any questions or visit our Covid19 info page: https://rideaulakeslibrary.ca/learning/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Hello Summer

July is an exciting month as we move into Stage 2 for library visits. You can browse and book computer time, curbside pick-up is still available.

TD Summer Reading Club is for the month of July and August. You must register to join as spaces are limited. We will be running events at the Elgin Municipal Complex, Lower Beverley Park, Shillington Park & Kin Park.

The Rideau Lakes Public Library will be CLOSED for Canada Day – Thursday July 1st.

Honouring Indigenous voices

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day and June is National Indigenous History Month. Every day can offer a chance to listen and learn from Indigenous voices. Visit our new and noteworthy page for book suggestions or ask staff for recommendations for curbside pick-up at your local branch. Many of theses books discuss and reflect on the truth and impacts of the residential school system. We have started a hearts memorial at our main branch in Elgin to honour and respect the 215 children whose remains were discovered at the Kamloops residential school.

In-branch computer use begins

We are now offering in-branch connectivity by appointment! Book your 45 minute computer/ wifi session by phone or email at any one of our branches (except South Elmsley). Need help to book a vaccine or fill out the online Census? Ask us!

Printing is also available, with flexible payment options as staff will not be giving change.

This is for computer use only – sorry no shelf browsing at this time but outdoor wifi and Curbside Pick-up services are ongoing. If you have any questions or need further help email, call your branch, or contact us.

Welcoming June and some fun in the sun

This month we are offering 2 Zoom seminars, we are going to explore underwater caves with International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, Jill Heinerth (Tuesday June 1) and Chase storms with David T. Chapman ( Wednesday June 9). Make sure to register by clicking on the images at the bottom of page 2.

Looking for a new craft to try…register with Laura Lee to receive this months Creative Bug challenge kit. – for all ages (see page 3)

Check out the June 2021 Rideau Lakes Public Library Newsletter for Staff Picks, movie releases and more.