What’s New

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.

Your ideas are welcome

An open meeting on future building plans in Portland.

+VG Architects is holding an open public consultation meeting on the Portland community complex, Monday May 17th at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend via zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/s/83872333059?pwd=Ly9URlU1YW9pN0RrRFdibVNyRWtOQT09

Passcode: 417157

The Township of Rideau Lakes is also collecting input through an online survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PortlandHub