On Hold.  Read It. Now What?

When browsing through hundreds of titles, it can be overwhelming to pick a book by its cover.  With the increase in eBook and downloadable audio book users, getting a new release can be challenging.  So, why not revisit an old favourite or add a former bestselling book to your list of Want-to-Reads that you might […]

Welcome Back!

The procedure is different, but the end result is the same! You may place your material order: by placing a hold through our catalogue (under eLibrary on our website),  by phone at 613 332-3380, or by email at nhpl.customerservice@gmail.com. Staff will complete your order and and arrange a time for curbside pickup.  Sorry, NO drop-ins […]

So, funny story…

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” – Groucho Marx Some people find a simple statement like the one above hilarious – others, not so much. Thankfully, there are many types of humour and many authors who engage us with their unique model […]

Who needs popcorn and a movie?

A large segment of readers are mystery story readers.  What was once known as a simple “Who-Done-It?” has blossomed into a market with broader dimensions.  There are the traditional detective mysteries and legal thrillers, but did you know there are culinary mystery authors, too?  Many have heard of Diane Mott Davidson’s food series with titles […]

It’s a Whole New World!

To think many of us had never heard the term social distancing before, and now it is heard everywhere.  Learning to embrace society at a distance, is a big change for those of us who used to greet people with a hug or a handshake.  What if you always maintained your personal space, but liked […]

Do the math…what could you be saving?

Not only is it FREE, but it is PRICELESS!  For years, people have contemplated the value of a public library in their community.  The fast math is easy to do.  Let’s use approximate values of materials to calculate the savings from a library membership. Suppose we base our calculation on a family of four people, […]

The Urge to Purge

You may remember the commercial broadcasted years ago about the North American House Hippo that lives in your closet and builds his nest from lost mittens, dryer lint, and bits of string. At the end of the commercial, they dispelled the myth and cautioned you about believing everything you see on TV.  So, if the […]

Furry, Fluffy, Feathered Friends

Do you know… If you have a Labrador Retriever named Bella – then you have the number one dog breed, with the number one dog name, listed for 2019.  The Labrador Retriever has been at the top of the list since 1991, or so it said in our online search.  The name Labrador is a […]

Let’s Get Plan-ting!

I know! The newspaper has a picture of a bee on a flower, and there is snow on the ground!  What are they thinking?  Well, believe it or not, winter is the perfect time of year to think about gardening.  That’s right.  Grab your hot chocolate, and a quilt, and start planning your dream garden.  […]

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…

For many of us a trip to Costa Rica is just a fairy-tale, but this young person named Emmerson, will soon be going to a land far, far away.   In order to prepare him for his trip, Mike and Laurie are borrowing books about the ocean, and all things related to Costa Rica.  Wish we […]