The Township of South Algonquin Library has two locations. Both branches have 24/7, accessible book returns located at their exterior entrances.
We have partnered with Library Speakers Consortium, to bring you virtual, live & on demand recordings of author talks. This service is free to our library patrons.
Please visit our speaker series website to view the list of upcoming talks, archived events and to register https://libraryc.org/southalgonquinlibrary
January 2024 Schedule
|Embrace Love in the New Year: A Heartfelt Conversation with Rebecca Serle
New York Times Bestselling Author of One Italian Summer, In Five Years, and The Dinner List
Wednesday, January 10th at 8:00 PM EST
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|Your Retirement: Dream or Disaster? How to Avoid the Hidden Traps in Retirement Planning Advice
Rajiv Nagaich, Expert in U.S. Elder Law and Host of Two Popular Public Television Shows
Tuesday, January 23rd at 2:00 PM EST
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|The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine: An Author Talk with Dr. Robert Lustig
Physician and New York Times Bestselling Author of Fat Chance
Tuesday, January 30th at 2:00 PM EST
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MEDIA RELEASE $13,000 OTF Grant Gives Library Loanable Technology May 12, 2023
“This $13,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant to the Township of South Algonquin, specifically to the library, will enhance the available services by the purchasing of tablets, reader pens and microphones. These newly acquired items will certainly allow this rural community’s residents greater local access to newer technology. My sincere thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for this grant,” said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.
In addition to the purchase of equipment, a user survey was administered in 2022, and a Chromebook handbook was created, and we are in process of setting up a children’s coding program that will utilize the Chromebooks. C-Pen readers are assistive devices that are portable text-to-speech pen scanners. The microphones and ring lights are being made available for creating pod casts and video recordings.
“The impact of this Ontario Trillium Foundation grant cannot be overstated,” said Charlene Alexander, CEO/Head Librarian. “This grant has allowed the library to purchase loanable technology, to improve residents access to Chromebooks and assistive devices that otherwise would not have been possible. We also want to congratulate the Ontario Trillium Foundation on 40 years of granting and building healthy and vibrant communities across the province.”
The mission of the Township of South Algonquin Public Library is to provide comprehensive services to the highest degree possible within available resources. Our underlying values are Responsiveness to users, Accessible to all users, supporting Intellectual freedom for users and providing Responsible governance.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations celebrates 40 years of grant-making in Ontario and making a lasting impact in communities. Last year, OTF invested over $110M into 1,022 community projects and partnerships, which included funding for the Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
Organization Contact for Media Inquiries: Charlene Alexander CEO/Head Librarian Township of South Algonquin Public Library
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CBC Corner Free Digital Platform
We’re proud to announce that we have partnered with CBC Corner, a free digital platform exclusive to libraries that brings CBC’s audio, video, news and resources together in one place for a more streamlined experience.
Have a few minutes? Check out CBC Corner! With trusted news, entertaining radio and TV shows, educational kids content, award-winning podcasts, a free language learning app to refine your English or French and much more, you’ll find something for everyone
and every taste!
- English link: http://cbccorner.ca/southalgonquin
- French link: http://lespaceradiocanada.ca/southalgonquin
The Township of South Algonquin is seeking applications for Library Board Trustees for the Township of South Algonquin Public Library.
Are you interested in joining a dedicated group of volunteers who are working hard to ensure that our local libraries are growing and servicing residents effectively?
Do you have 3 – 6 hours per month that you can commit to the library?
To be a volunteer on a public library board in Ontario and in accordance with the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990, to qualify, an applicant must be:
- must be a Canadian citizen
- at least eighteen years of age
- a resident of the Township of South Algonquin
- not employed by the Township or the Library
- not convicted of an indictable offence
As per the Ontario Public Library Act, the term of the Library Board is concurrent with the 4-year term of the municipal council. Appointment to the Library Board is determined by the incoming Council.
The key responsibilities for Trustees are governance, policy, programming, and fiscal matters. Potential candidates should have management, planning, fundraising and/or financial experience. Computer skills are a definite asset. Our meetings are a hybrid of in person and zoom and we use Google drive for all documents sharing.
Interested individuals are invited to apply for this volunteer position in writing to the undersigned no later than November 25th at 3:00 pm.
Charlene Alexander CEO/Head Librarian
33 Medical Centre Rd., P.O. Box 208, Whitney, ON K0J 2M0
South Algonquin libraries receive grants for operations