What’s New

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.

See what is new at the Rideau Lakes Public Library for March 2022

  • South Elmlsey is getting closer every day to an opening date. Stay Tuned
  • Programs are going in full swing. Check out the calendar for the upcoming paint night, movie night, Author talk and kids programs
  • Laura Lee has an awesome March Break plan, Register and get ready to “Make It”
  • Covid restrictions are beginning to lift so please follow our signage, stay home if you are feeling unwell so the fun can continue.

Freedom to Read

We’ve all been hearing about book challenges and the word freedom in the news lately. At RLPL we try to never take your freedom to read for granted. This week, February 20-26, we celebrate the right to read freely. Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental freedoms guaranteed to everyone in Canada by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Part I, Section 2, of the 1982 Constitution Act. Let us know what intellectual freedom means to you, what “challenged” books do you enjoy, and what are we missing?

Freedom to Read Week, February 20 to 26, challenged books display.

Branches re-open for browsing

As of January 31 2022 we are returning to in-person browsing with a 50% capacity limit at all branches. Curbside service is still an option for those who prefer not to come into the branch.

Computer access, printing and laminating services are all available – no need to book ahead. We are also ready to assist you by phone or email with vaccination bookings or QR code receipt printing. Computer sessions are recommended to stay to 45 minutes at a time. Free wi-fi is always available in the branch and outside the buildings, except at South Elmsley as the branch is still under construction.

February is the border between winter and spring

See what is new at the Rideau Lakes Public Library for February 2022

  • As of January 31, 2022 we are open for in-house browsing and in-person programming.
  • Upcoming System update Saturday Feb 19 – Sunday Feb 20 : Our library system is getting an update which means our online catalogue may be unavailable during this time.
  • We will be CLOSED for Family Day – Monday February 21
  • All events are subject to change due to Covid restrictions, follow us on social media and check out our website to stay up-to-date on program schedules. Please follow the signage at your branch, wear a mask, sanitize your hands and stay home if you are feeling any symptoms. Thank You 

Return to curbside

Covid update January 2022

We are returning to curbside service and pausing in-branch browsing as of January 5, 2022. We are ready to assist you with any computer or printing needs and you may book a time at any branch for these services.

Please reach out to staff for any help with vaccination booking, printing out of proof of vaccination including newer QR codes and for any library materials.

Our digital collections have been expanded on Libby with digital magazines and more e-audio and e-book titles along with with Hoopla offering binge passes on the Great Courses and digital magazines.

If you have any questions or concern please contact Vicki at (613) 359-5334 or vicki@rlpl.ca