Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summer Gardens, by Catherine Gillier

The month of June is coming to a close. Amid the rain and sun and thunderstorms, the fruits of the month are displayed in young green vegetable gardens and buds on the raspberry bushes. Schools have closed for the summer … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Club, by Sue Culhane

Over the years, many studies have shown that school-age children may lose some of their reading skills over the summer vacation. The attraction of the outdoors, understandably, has a tremendous impact especially after a long, cold winter and spring. Further … Continue reading

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Series Queries, by Alison McCorkle

Many readers that I talk with at the library are looking for books that carry on into a series.  Perhaps they feel like I have on many occasions, which is that I’m enjoying the story so much that I don’t … Continue reading

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Early Summer Thoughts, by Catherine Gillier

It is mid-June. The seeds that were planted earlier in the month have risen above ground to create rows of future vegetables. It is a thrill to see the miracle of spring evolve into a fertile early summer. Here at … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Author’s Visit, by Alison McCorkle

It was a hot August day in 2002 and business was booming at the New Liskeard Public Library. I was the only staff working the main floor at the time and I was definitely earning my keep that day. I … Continue reading

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Ebooks in the Library, by Sue Culhane

Over the past few months many patrons have enquired about the possibility of downloading ebooks. On the Temiskaming Shores Public Library website there is an icon named Overdrive that patrons can open in order to download both ebooks and audio … Continue reading

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An Honour and a Privilege by Alison McCorkle

During the first week in May 2011, I attended the Ontario Library Service–North Annual Conference in Sudbury.  I’ve attended a few times prior to this year and learned a lot and met some wonderful people who work in this trade, … Continue reading

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The Month of June has Arrived, by Catherine Gillier

The month of June has arrived, but the weather is unpredictable enough to keep the gardeners guessing.  The sun shines, the clouds come, the showers fall.  As the weather develops, those who like to work outside continue to develop plans … Continue reading

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