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Growing up in the Library by Hannah Wight

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 06:40 AM

I grew up in the library. From toddler to teen, and now into adulthood, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library has been my place of solace and inspiration. In my early days, I loved walking to the library with my family to check out books and movies. The smell of the building is one I can still recall (must, sunshine, and the mingled scent of books old and new). Some people might be turned off by that description, but I love it! I remember the clerks being so friendly and helpful (some I now work...

Dreaming of the Cold by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 06:49 AM

person standing on snowy mountain

I live in a beautiful farming town, and thus we have many farmers and farms. I would assume that this was a summer that warmed the cockles of their hearts. It was very warm, sunny, and we had ample rain. My heart was not so happy. This is hard to admit, but I am not a warm weather girl! I found this summer so hot that I spent most of it indoors close to the beloved air conditioners. I am a keen gardener, so keen I may actually be a plant hoarder of sorts, and I do love to putter in the garden. At...

Welcome to the New Library Space! By Rebecca Hunt

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 01:18 PM

On behalf of the board and staff of the Temiskaming Shores Public Library, I would like to welcome everyone to our new space at 285 Whitewood Ave. West in Temiskaming Shores. It has been a long nearly six months since we closed due to COVID-19 in early March. During our closure, staff took courses on small library operations and programming, and maintained our online resources, such as our e-book and e-magazine subscriptions. We also fielded questions about the library service, renewed memberships...

National Poetry Month by Hannah Wight

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020 12:27 PM

Welcome back to our blog! Covid-19 has slowed us down a bit, but we are eager to get to posting regularly once again. I had this entry written and ready to post in April, but then we closed and it lay forgotten. Therefore, I thought I would post it now rather than waiting for next April to roll around again.

For those who are unaware, April is National Poetry Month. I’m thankful that there is an entire month dedicated to poetry, as the great poets (past & present) have utilized their words to...

New Look to the TD Summer Reading Club

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:35 PM

Covid-19 has changed many of our interactions and the TD Summer Reading Club that the TSPL hosts is now different. Because we aren’t doing any traditional programming this summer, the TD Summer Reading Club has moved to an online event.

Children are still encouraged to read as many books as they can over the summer and log them online. Studies have shown the benefits to students who read over the summer. Under the new format, there are books online in both English and French that...