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Fun New Program at TSPL! by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 05:27 AM

Recently we handed out prizes to the winners and participants of our newest program, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library Photo Scavenger Hunt.  From all the feedback I’ve heard so far, the various teams had a lot of fun and even experienced a few challenges in completing some of the forty tasks.

We borrowed the idea for this program from another public library and just changed up some of the tasks to suit our own local area to ensure that both the children and adults who chose to participate,...

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Read a Romance Month by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 05:28 AM

August is Read a Romance Month.

Romance is one of the top selling fiction genres that ranges from historical to contemporary, romcoms to thrillers, light to intense. Despite that, it’s often dismissed and not taken seriously, but it’s a lot of work to pull together a romantic story, bring characters to life, and make the reader feel the chemistry. I know several romance authors, so I have a healthy respect for the genre.

Having said that, I don’t read a lot of romance. It’s just not usually my thing,...

List of Popular Checkouts

Popular Checkouts at TSPL

Posted on Friday, August 06, 2021 05:42 AM

Each month TSPL looks at the books that have been borrowed the most over the past three months.

Here are the most checked out books between April 1 and July 31, 2021.

  1. Not Dark Yet by Peter Robinson
  2. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  3. Find You First by Linwood Barclay 
  4. Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel   
  5. Tom Clancy Target Acquired by Don Bentley
  6. Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
  7. Sooley by John Grisham 
  8. Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  9. Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica
  10. The Last...

New Non-Fiction Books at TSPL by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 04:35 AM

I still read a lot of fiction, but the last decade has seen me reading more non-fiction.  I have always been a sucker for a great adventure story, but as I age I realize that some of the most intricate plot lines and mysteries are real!  Working here at the library gives me access to all of our new non-fiction and I must say that we have an eclectic offering for my fellow fans of non-fiction.  Here are some of the titles I have read in the last few months:


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In Search...

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TSPL Digital Creator Space by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 05:13 AM

Did you know our library has a digital creator space? Here we house an area designed as a safe space for tweens and teens to hang out and practice some self-directed learning. This space houses multiple platforms of technology to use and experiment with; a list of our current platforms are:3-D printed cookie cutters

  • Apple Mac Pros
  • Green Screens
  • 3-D Printing
  • Gaming Console
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Virtual Reality Hardware

Currently, we are waiting until it is safe to open up programs for this space, but they are available for patrons...