Free Computer Access
Workstations are available for Public Access during open hours, with the exception of Wednesday evenings from 4 pm to 6 pm throughout the school year as they are reserved for Homework Club.
Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis, and may be reserved in advance. They are available for 1 hour blocks, however, time may be extended if no one else is waiting to use the system.
Assistance with computer program and internet use is available. If possible, please let us know in advance so we can set aside time to help.
Wireless internet access is also available.
Printing and Photocopying
Printing is available from our Public Access Computers. Photocopying is also available. The cost is 25 cents per standard size sheet, and 30 cents per legal size sheet. Scanning is free of charge.
FAX Service is now available at $1.00 per page
Can't find the book you are looking for at our library? Let us know and we'll see if it's available through Interlibrary Loan. If the title you are seeking is more than 2 years old and not a rare book, we can likely obtain it for you. Due dates are set by the lending library so, sorry, no renewals are available.
Our local newspaper collection contains issues dating from 1906 to 2013. These are available in the library for research purposes.
The Young Innovators Club
(Formerly known as Homework Club)
Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Young Innovators Program has finished for this school year. It will begin again in September 2018.
The world is constantly changing, which makes it a challenge to prepare children for future employment when we do not know the careers that will be available to them. In some cases they may even have to create their own careers. One of the abilities that they will need is creative thinking. Studies have shown that 98% of kindergarten children measure as geniuses for divergent thinking. However, by the 8th grade only 10% of the same students continue to have the same creative thinking (http://unchartedplay.com/blogs/news). This is the kind of thinking we need to be fostering in our children.
For the last few years our Homework Club has been slowly changing to promote that kind of thinking. This year we are planning to make a big change. This year we will be bringing in local enthusiasts to expose our participants to different fields of knowledge and ways of thinking and problem solving. Each session will last for a number of weeks and students will take on some kind of project related to the focus activity. Participants will still be able to receive help with homework if they bring it, but it is not necessary to have homework to participate.
Our first guest last year was Margriet Kitchen who worked with the children in researching their family trees. The children not only had an opportunity to learn more about their families and the community they live in, but also the social and cultural realities of their ancestors. They also learned how to use online tools to do research. Parents will need to sign a permission form for their child to participate in any online research.
We are actively looking for enthusiasts from a variety of fields (photography, sewing, wood-working, cooking, painting, etc.) who would be willing to commit to a project with the children. If you are interested in joining us as a guest or you have questions about your child joining us, contact Wendy at 613-473-2596.
Becoming a Member
A person living in the Municipality of Marmora & Lake is able to join without charge, if the following conditions, proving residency, are met:
a) A valid driver's licence
b) A paid bill with address on it, in conjunction with photo ID
c) If a person has no valid ID, then the card will be mailed.
Children (12 & under) must have parent's/guardian's signature to join, and may not check out videos.
Non-residents must supply ID and are required to pay a $10.00 non-refundable yearly fee.
Members of Havelock, Madoc and Tweed Public Libraries may enjoy a reciprocal membership free of charge.
New members may borrow a maximum of 3 items, one of which may be a video or DVD.
After a period of 6 months a patron may take out unlimited number of books, at the librarian's discretion, and a maximum of 3 videos.
Centre for Equitable Library Access Collection
Marmora and Lake Public Library offers a collection of over 230,000 books, magazines, newspapers and described videos in a choice of formats for people with a print disability.
- Lots of choice including current bestsellers, award-winners and classics
- Fiction, non-fiction, self-help, business and more
- Books for kids, teens and adults
- Books in audio, braille or accessible e-book formats
- Download books or receive home delivery by mail
Access to the CELA collection is available to people who are unable to read conventional print due to a physical, visual or learning disability. You will also need a library card to sign up for CELA service.
Visit the CELA website for more information on eligibility, services and formats: www.celalibrary.ca
Contact Joan or Celia at 613-472-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will be happy to assist you to sign up for CELA service.