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Thank a Soldier by Alison McCorkle

Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 05:43 AM

As a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, I can say with certainty that those who are presently serving, and those who’ve served in the past, truly do appreciate acknowledgement of their military service.

With that being said, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library will be closed on Remembrance Day so that we can show our respect to the great veterans who fought for our freedom.  We do wish to remind our patrons that we have a great selection of books pertaining to the Canadian Armed Forces,...

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Why I Love to Read Fantasy by Elesha Teskey

Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2021 05:34 AM

When I mention that my genre of choice to read is fantasy, some people turn up their noses and state they would never read that. I’m a firm believer in reading what makes you happy and books filled with magic are what most often bring me joy.

Reading is often an escape from the real world, a time where we can relax and see things from another view. Fantasy truly provides that because the stories are often about another world where anything is possible, where fantastical beasts roam and sometimes...

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Hallow's Eve Titles by Cole McNaughton

Posted on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 05:00 PM

Halloween is almost here and why not spend some quiet time with a spooky title after all the trick or treating is done. Here are a several select items to have a festive read this hallows eve.

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“Things in Jars,” by Jess Kidd (FIC KID) – A bloody and gritty paranormal mystery in Victorian London 1863, not for the faint of heart.


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“The Drowning Kind” by Jennifer McMahon (FIC MCM) – An atmospheric yet subtle ghost story with a layered, split storyline involving a mysterious spring.


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Local History by Sharren Reil

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 05:59 AM

I worked at the library for over a year without really paying attention to the local history section.  When the two old branches closed and were merged, I had the chance to get up close and personal with this part of our libraries collection.  Other staff had packed up the New Liskeard and Haileybury branches local history collections, and I found myself with the job of unpacking the two sets of books, merging, and then shelving them in our new location.  I thought this would be as...


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...