Friday, June 25, 2010

Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for the Library!

On Thursday June 24, library staff, board members and dignitaries gathered in the Rotary Room to celebrate the $19,400 Ontario Trillium Foundation grant which was used to purchase new computers and monitors for the library.

This equipment has enabled us to provide faster and more efficient service to patrons. It has also made it possible for us to offer computer training sessions to the public as well as to local students. This training has included basic computer literacy skills, emailing, safe Internet surfing, media downloading, and instruction on using our online catalogue and electronic databases. Thanks to the newspaper ad campaign funded by the Laurentian Valley Broadband Initiative, who also assisted with recruiting student volunteers to help run the sessions, the training was very well attended and well received. More will follow! The new computers have also been used during class visits when Children’s Department staff provided the students with hands on experience with the library catalogue and online services.

Library staff member, Kelly Thompson prepared and submitted the successful grant proposal and was honoured with a certificate from Renfrew – Nippising – Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski. Our CEO Carol Goldsmith also recognized Kelly’s initiative and dedication. Yay Kelly!

Guy Jamieson from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, who was the lead reviewer of the grant proposal, made the official presentation to Mayor Bob Sweet who accepted on behalf of the Town of Petawawa, the Library Board and staff.
(In the photo: Guy Jamieson, Carol Goldsmith, Mayor Sweet, Kelly Thompson, John Yakabuski)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Welcome to Our Blog!

We're glad you found us. This blog replaces the Petawawa Public Library newsletter we previously made available via email subscription.

It's the spot to find information about library programs and services and will be another way for us to connect to you, our users. We'll also link to other Internet resources you might enjoy as well.

But don't forget about our own library website, our catalogue, and our Twitter account They are still there to serve you.

And now, something we hope you'll enjoy: