As we have entered step two of the provincial Roadmap to Reopen, all six branches of the County of Prince Edward Public Library are open to serve you and have returned to full operating hours. Find the current hours at peclibrary.org/locations or by calling your local branch. We have limited capacity at any one time, which may mean that you are asked to keep visits short, but if there are no other library patrons in when you are, you are welcome to stay and read or use the computer. Face coverings are still required, regardless of your vaccination status.
We are delighted to have people back in the libraries again! The Archives, located at the Wellington Branch Library, is now holding in person appointments to assist you with your research. Please call Krista at (613) 399-2023 to book your time. Booking appointments allows Krista to have the research materials you’ll need prepared and gives time for surfaces to be sanitized. During the pandemic, we quickly adapted many of services to an online format.
Now, as we return to more in person services, we will continue to offer many programs and services online and in a hybrid format. We have heard from many of you how much you enjoy participating from home. If you are feeling left behind in an increasingly digital world, the library is here to help. You can use a computer at the library and receive any help you might need to access library programs or other services online. Library tech help is flexible, friendly, and free. To be sure someone is available to help you, call David at (613) 476-5962 to book your time.
Through a partnership with Community Care for Seniors, the library has tablets available to be borrowed by seniors. They come with one-on-one assistance from us! This is a great way to try ebooks, streaming video and other online services. If you have missed any of the library’s online programs, you can find them on Youtube at peclibrary.org/youtube. Every branch has high speed WIFI which you are welcome to use during, and outside of library hours. The library also has WIFI hotspots you can borrow to have internet access wherever you go. Ask at your local branch how you can borrow the internet!
The library’s annual summer reading program and children’s programs will all be held both virtually and outdoors in person so that your children can participate in the way that best suits your family. Visit the website peclibrary.org/kids or call any branch to discover how you can become creators, sorcerers or outdoor adventurers this summer! Outdoor programs will be held at the Ameliasburgh Branch of the library, which has the largest outdoor space. The library has passes to Quinte Conservation areas and Provincial Parks which you can borrow as part of our adventure kits, as well as fishing tackle through the TackleShare program.
Our thanks to Public Health. Their staff have answered countless questions from us as we have adapted to ensure we are serving you safely.