Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Free Driver's Ed Program at the Library!



The Petawawa Public Library is announcing a partnership with G1.ca, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the official ON driver’s handbook materials. This partnership allows the Petawawa Public Library to harness the power of G1.ca’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life. 

G1.ca is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. G1.ca is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by making free G1 practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study. To help achieve this goal, the company has also created driving practice sites for the United KingdomUnited StatesAustraliaNew Zealand, and India. 

Find a link to this service on our website or click below to get started: 

Free Driver's Ed Program at the Library!



The Petawawa Public Library is announcing a partnership with G1.ca, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free G1 practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the official ON driver’s handbook materials. This partnership allows the Petawawa Public Library to harness the power of G1.ca’s specialized practice exams to turn new drivers into safer drivers. The new program will work as an outreach for several valued groups of patrons, such as teens, those with disabilities, those who participate in the library’s programs for seniors and need to take a renewal exam, and patrons at every other stage of life. 

G1.ca is a part of Elegant E-Learning, Inc., an eight-year old company with a proven track record of revolutionizing online resources for learner drivers. G1.ca is part of a plan to improve global driver safety by making free G1 practice tests written by experts available to anyone who wants to study. To help achieve this goal, the company has also created driving practice sites for the United KingdomUnited StatesAustraliaNew Zealand, and India. 

Click here to get started: 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

We are part of the Big Library Read!

Big Library Read is the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries and schools. It connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time. This year, Petawawa Public Library users can borrow the eBook and audiobook, American Sniper by Chris Kyle.



American Sniper was the source for the blockbuster movie which was nominated for six Academy awards, including best picture. U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle recorded the most career sniper kills in United States military history. Kyle, who was killed tragically in 2013, writes honestly about the pain of war – including the deaths of two close SEAL teammates – and in moving first-person passages throughout, his wife, Taya, speaks openly about the strains of war on their family, as well as on Chris.

Big Library Read runs for two weeks from March 17 to March 31. All you need to get started is a Petawawa Public library card and PIN. American Sniper can be read on all major computers and devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without worrying about wait lists or holds. The eBook will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

We are excited to provide such widespread access to this book and hope all our members will take the opportunity to sign in to OverDrive to check out and download a copy of American Sniper.

The Big Library Read program is made possible through a partnership between the Petawawa Public Library, OverDrive and HarperCollins, publisher of American Sniper. To borrow the eBook and audiobook visit OverDrive.

For more information on Big Library Read, and the join the discussion, visit BigLibraryRead.com.


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bienvenue à tous!

Claude Forand, auteur de 8 romans policiers publiés aux Éditions David d’Ottawa, fera une présentation le jeudi soir 10 mars à 19 heures à la bibliothèque de Petawawa!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Read an eBook Day 2015

Here's how we decided to let people know what we did for Read an eBook Day 2015! It was a great excuse for us to explore OverDrive, expand our reading horizons and learn more about eReading! We're looking forward to sharing #eBookLove with you too. Whether you want to read on your computer, tablet, eReader or phone, OverDrive has great tips and tricks in the Help section to walk you through the steps. Share what you're reading on Read an eBook Day at the library by filling out one of our handy Post-its, or with everyone else at http://readanebookday.com/. C'mon, tell your story!



Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Read Your Way Through the New Year!

Need a suggestion for a new book to read? Try these ideas! Reading 12.0 : A Year in Reading

Information taken from : the King County Library System’s Readers’ Advisory Committee which promoted reading and RA service among staff with Reading 12.0: A Year in Reading. The committee came up with these suggestions, perfect for anyone looking to diversify their reading or to get out of a reading rut! 2010 


January: Read a book published the same year you were born.

What was the world like the year you were born? Get in a time capsule, and read a book that reflects the culture, views, and lifestyle of the era of your birth. Tip: Google search for best-seller list [year].

February:
Read a book recommended on a blog.

Check out any book blog out there, and see why that book was worth talking about.

March: Read a book that has been made into a movie.

Here’s your chance to judge a book by its movie! Find out which of your favorite scenes from a book ended up on the cutting-room floor and which made it to the silver screen.

April: Reread your favorite book from childhood.

What book kept you up late into the night, reading under your covers with a flashlight because you just couldn’t put it down? Reread that beloved tome and feel young again.

May: Read a book from another country.

Some of the greatest literary achievements are works that have been written far away from the U.S. Eat locally, read globally.

June: Read that classic you never read.

Most of us have a classic novel that haunts us because we never got through it. Maybe you got away with reading the Cliff’s Notes or watching the movie so you could pass a quiz, but now’s your chance to finally read the whole thing.

July: Read a book you found via a library database/website (e.g. Booklist Online, NoveList, Fiction Connection, GoodReads, LibraryThing).

Log in and see what new book you can discover using these valuable reading tools.

August: Read a genre or format you don’t usually read.

Do you avoid graphic novels, audiobooks, or any specific genre like the plague? Pick up a book that is completely different from what you normally read, and find out if it is worse (or better!) than you thought.

September: Read a book from an opposing viewpoint.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, so read a book whose author takes a stand totally different from yours. That’s intellectual freedom in action!

October: Read a selection from a local book club.

Check out what your neighbors are reading and discussing over cookies and coffee.

November: Read an award winner.

Books win awards for a reason—usually because they are great. Check out a book that won the top prize in any of a number of national or international book awards.

December: Read someone else’s favorite book.

Your best friend, your neighbor, your child, your chiropractor. Ask somebody you know to identify a favorite book, and then pick it up to find out why he or she loves it.

Happy reading!

Information taken from : the King County Library System’s Readers’ Advisory Committee which promoted reading and RA service among staff with Reading 12.0: A Year in Reading. The committee came up with these suggestions, perfect for anyone looking to diversify their reading or to get out of a reading rut! 2010 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Petawawa Launches First Book Tree in Renfrew County


On Wednesday May 29th at 11:00 a.m. Petawawa launched the first Book Tree in Renfrew County at the Petawawa Civic Centre Playground, directly across from the Petawawa Public Library.

The Book Tree is a free exchange place where you can take a book, share a book or leave a book. You are welcome to take a book home and bring it back, keep it or share it with friends and family. If you have a book at home that you no longer need you can also leave a book. You do not need to leave a book to take a book.

There will be four Book Trees going up in different communities across Renfrew County- Petawawa, Arnprior, Killaloe and Pembroke.

The Book Trees in Renfrew County were inspired by The Book Tree in Berlin. The Book Trees in our communities were made possible by a group of dedicated individuals and agencies who shared a vision that we need to make books more accessible to everyone in Renfrew Community.