Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library Newsletter

April 2022

From Cathy's Desk

Welcome to April and the beginning of gardening season. Communities in Bloom (CIB) volunteers have done a wonderful job tending our community vegetable garden and we hope to find more volunteers to take over maintenance of our flower garden through CIB’s Adopt-a-Park program. If you’d like to volunteer, please contact me at or 905-468-2023, extension 203.


Last month’s March break programs were very well attended and this month we’re back to a full program schedule and increased opening hours. For those who feel more comfortable keeping things virtual, we continue to offer curbside pick-up, virtual programs and our e-collections are always available.

As the world re-opens, we’re very pleased to see library visits increasing. We appreciate your patience as we train new staff and adjust to serving people in-person and virtually. If your call to the service desk goes to voicemail, please leave a message and we will get back to you. Priority is given to those requesting help in-person and voicemail is checked frequently to ensure those who telephone get a follow up call.


And speaking of new staff, we’re very happy to welcome Aedan Johnson as our Makerspace Facilitator. Aedan ran several very successful programs this March break and has lots planned for April. You can also book an appointment with him to learn how to use any of The Makery machines.


We’re also pleased to welcome Michael Rifkin and Kostyn Petrinick. Michael joined the library team last month as Adult Page and, among other duties, oversees our Student Pages ensuring library materials are in the right place so you can find what you’re looking for. Kostyn starts this month as our newest Library Service Associate helping you at the service desk and beyond.


A reminder that our Seed Library remains open until April 14 and was recently re-stocked so there’s lots to choose from. Please continue reading for details about this month’s programs and new titles.

When the library is closed you can still access our many free e-resources. Click here to become a member.  It's that easy!
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