Library curbside service a hit in Prince Edward

As soon as curbside service was announced at the Prince Edward County Public Library, people started requesting books, audiobooks, and DVDs.

In just four days, you placed over 400 requests! We are thrilled to be able to provide you with reading, listening and viewing material. We have tried to keep the process simple and safe. Visit peclibrary.org and place your requests using your library card number and PIN. When the items are ready we will phone you to arrange a contactless pickup time. If you request items that are in other branches or loaned to other patrons, please know that they may be longer than usual to get to you as we are quarantining returned items and our courier is running less frequently. Please feel free to stock up – treat it like a trip to the grocery store and borrow all you need for a few weeks.

If you would like us to do some personal shopping for you, you can call your local branch and ask – we’ll select items based on your preferences. We are still able to offer books by mail if you would like – just specify that when we call you to arrange a pickup time. These services are available at any branch of the library. If you don’t yet have a library card you can register online and we will contact you with your card number, or you can phone us and we will sign you up over the phone.

If you have library items that you are ready to return please feel free to return to the drop box at any branch of the library. We never change late fees though, so please return only when it makes sense for you.

Did you catch the amazing County Reads debate on Sunday on 99.3 County FM?

Ken Murray moderated and Lynn Pickering hosted the entertaining discussion. Shannon Coull defended A Girl Named Lovely by Catherine Porter; Richard Johnson defended Bush Runner by Mark Bourrie; Joan McBride defended Woo, The Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr by Grant Hayter-Menzies; and Duncan Payne will defended The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

If you missed it on the radio, you can stream or download at peclibrary.org. Voting closes on midnight Thursday, May 28 at peclibrary.org The winner will be announced and interviewed by Lynn Pickering on Reads after the news at noon May 31. Mark your calendar!

On Thursday, June 11 at 2p.m., join us for an Info Session with Debbie MacDonald Moynes of Community Care for Seniors to find out about the array of services they provide. If you, or someone in your life is 60+, you might be interested to hear about their grocery delivery, hot and frozen meals, wellness checks, library book delivery and more. Register for the talk at the events calendar at peclibrary.org.

-Liz Zylstra