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Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Newsletter

August 2020

Thank you to the Communities in Bloom and Labyrinth volunteers
for all your hard work!
From Cathy's Desk
Welcome to August and Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening.  During this stage, the province permits public libraries to open for services “as long as materials that are circulated, returned, or accessed within the library are disinfected or quarantined before being recirculated.”   As you can imagine, opening the library to unlimited visitors the way we did pre-pandemic would make it very difficult to monitor what’s been used and needs to be disinfected or quarantined.  To ensure library materials and spaces are safe, the library will open to a limited number of visitors by appointment.  This will allow time between visits for staff to clean high-touch surfaces and quarantine library materials.  

We also look forward to offering more computers, as well as internet WiFi and study space by appointment.  Right now, you can book a computer for a 45-minute session by calling us at 905-246-2037.  These new and expanded services and in-library browsing will start in mid-September, provided the Niagara Region remains in Stage 3.  We appreciate your patience while we get the library ready and safe for visitors.   

In the meantime, curbside pickup continues, as does virtual programming.  We also have lots of e-resources you can access from the comfort of your home. Read on for more details about the new titles arriving weekly and #StaySafeNOTL!

New and Notable


The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry
The Last Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian
The Goodbye Man by Jeffery Deaver
Masked Prey by John Sandford
The Talented Mr. Varg by Alexander McCall Smith


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
by Robert Kolker

Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life

What It's Like to Be a Bird: What Birds Are Doing, and Why - From Flying to Nesting, Eating and Singing by David Sibley

Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century by Dick & James Strawbridge

Boneheads & Brainiacs: Heroes and Scoundrels of the Nobel Prize in Medicine by Moira Dolan, MD

Don't Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams
by Benjamin Patrick Carlson

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business by Nelson D. Schwartz

Shaken Brain: The Science, Care and Treatment of Concussion
by Elizabeth Sandel, MD


Learn the basics of coding in CODE CLUB, a new program launching this August! At its heart, coding is all about problem solving using the language of computers and is becoming more important to our lives each day. Enrol your child in our new CODE CLUB and help them gain a great foundation in coding, technology and computers!
For details please email
The Library may be closed, but you can still access our many free e-resources.  Simply click here to become a member!
Access e-books and magazines, learn a new language or research your family history all from the comfort of your home.  
The COVID-19 pandemic is calling on all of us to work collectively in a way many of us have never experienced before.
Here is a list of resources if you want to provide help or are looking for support in our community.
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