Library Funding and the Non-resident Fee by Rebecca Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 04:47 PM

A question occasionally asked of library staff members is, “How is the library funded?” In Ontario, libraries are funded primarily through municipal tax dollars. In Temiskaming Shores, this accounts for about 85% of library revenues. Although libraries are primarily funded by municipalities and their boards are appointed by municipal councils, libraries are governed by the Public Libraries Act of Ontario. The act restricts the ability of public libraries to levy fees for services for residents within...

Des livres excellents pour les adolescents !! par Carmen Peddie

Posted on Thursday, October 07, 2021 05:38 AM

Maintenant que la routine de la nouvelle année scolaire est en cours et que la temps se rafraîchit, je vous encourage vraiment à venir voir nos nouveaux livres pour adolescents.

Dans notre section consacrée à la fiction pour adolescents, nous proposons des livres pour tous les goûts et sur des sujets variés.

Certains sujets incluent les Jeux olympiques, les mystères impliquant le mensonge, la vérité et de la tromperie.

D’autres traitent du football, des peines d’amour, des amitiés, de la jalousie,...

Armchair Travel by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 05:16 AM

Travel the world without leaving the comfort of your own home or perhaps your favourite armchair.

Here are some wonderful novels that take place elsewhere in the world.  They will allow you to visit at your leisure without the cost or hassle of flights, luggage claim, customs, not to mention, the added concern of COVID-19.


Destination Africa

The Eternal Audience of One by Remy Ngamije

War Cry by Wilbur Smith

The Power of One by Bryce Courtney

Bloodline by James Rollins  (Large Print)


Every Child Matters: Books on Residential Schools at TSPL by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 05:33 AM

With the heartbreaking news this year about the discoveries at residential schools and the approach of Orange Shirt Day on September 30, TSPL has compiled a list of the books we have to help patrons learn more.


Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction

Photo Gallery: Residential Schools Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction will appear here on the public site.

Junior Fiction and Non-Fiction

Photo Gallery: Residential School Junior Fiction and Non-Fiction will appear here on the public site.

Picture Books


Junior Fiction Mystery Series by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 05:43 AM

With a new school year just beginning it is best to keep sharp and what better way than a mystery novel series to keep those young minds full of wit. This week I have accumulated a short list of our library’s mystery series for our community’s youth for recommended ages six to twelve.


Nate the Great book cover

Nate the Great – Ages 6-9 – Call Number J SHA – Written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat. This series is a great entry-level series to the mysteries genre. The author uses large font double-spaced, an image on almost...