Person with their back to us looking at a screen that has 2022 on it

Grain Growing Kits

Looking back through my 2022 agenda to see what we’ve accomplished in the past year has really brought back a lot of memories.  We celebrated a few firsts, a couple of special events and have added some new items to our collection.


Due to the pandemic, the Temiskaming Shores Public Library, like many other public libraries, pivoted to take-aways in place of in-library programs for children.  We certainly wanted to continue to inspire creativity and encourage curiosity in our young patrons and take-aways allowed us to do just that in a safe and economic manner. They were popular and I think we covered pretty much every special occasion and then some with the take-aways!


Pages of a story on display at New Liskeard waterfront

In partnership with NEOFACS, we built and set up an Outdoor StoryWalk along both the New Liskeard and the Haileybury waterfront for everyone to enjoy.  The StoryWalks featured the book What’s My Superpower by Aviaq Johnston. This was our first outdoor StoryWalk experience.

Another of our firsts in 2022 was starting back into in-person programming.  We started with our Preschool Storytime programs and were thrilled to spend some quality time with our youngest patrons and their parents and caregivers. 

Our next in-person program was another first and that was showing a movie in our new library. Attendees got to enjoy a little snack and the movie Wonder Park.

This past summer we participated again in the T.D. Summer Reading Club but this year we were able to do it in-person as well as online.  As part of this program we invited magician Peter Mennie to come to the library and perform.  He did a great job of entertaining the many families in attendance.

Along with our in-person weekly arts and craft programs and steam programs during the summer, we also had a virtual Science Meets Art workshop, and two Intro to Robotics programs.

Ribbon cutting at TSPL grand openingSeptember 10 we had our Grand Opening of our new library location.  We were pleased to have such a great turn out and everyone in attendance enjoyed some great live entertainment, yummy snacks and there were a variety of activities to keep the children and even some adults happily entertained.

In September, we held three virtual Introduction to Libby Workshops. With Libby being such a popular e-resource available to our members these workshops were very welcome.

In November, we had a Green Screen Demo Day on the 12th and a 3D Printing Demo Day on the 26th.  December 10 we held a Button Making Demo Day.

The new items added to our library collection (other than the usual fare like books, DVDs etc.)  are CO2 monitors and another five Mifi Hotspots.