Thursday, February 10, 2011

What's New Part 1 - Becoming involved

The year 2011 has brought some new opportunities to the Petawawa Public Library: 
  • opportunities to become more involved
  • opportunities to try out eBooks
  • opportunities to explore some great new online resources
  • opportunities to participate in more awesome children’s programming
  • and of course, opportunities to read new and exciting books

A new Petawawa Public Library Board has been formed and will soon have its first meeting. Currently, there are 5 members. The Council Representatives are Theresa Sabourin and James Carmody and the trustees are Betty Almon-Felhaber, Ed Chow, and Cathy Higgins. As it stands, this is the minimum number of members required and there is still a call out for more volunteers. If you have an interest your library, one free Wednesday evening per month and a desire to serve your community, pick up an application at the Municipal Offices at 1111 Victoria Street. Library CEO Carol Goldsmith will be happy to answer questions as well. Contact her at 613-687-2227 ext. 21 or

Adult Volunteer Coordinator, Maggie Jacques is now looking for help with book repair to extend the life of our book collection, and document scanning for our Digital Heritage Collection Community Digitization Project. Contact her at 613-687-2227 ext.25 or

Children’s Librarian, Janet Coulas would like to start up a new TAB program (a Teen Advisory Board) to find out what activities and services teens would like to see at the library. There are also lots of new children who need high school students to help them with their reading in the ever popular Reading Buddies program. Added bonus: Teens can earn Community Service Hours for school for both of these opportunities! Contact Janet at 613-687-2227 ext. 22 or

So, if you are looking for new and interesting ways to become more involved in your community, check out your library!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series to find out the latest news on our access to downloadable eBooks!

(The Emerald Necklace in the above image was created by Hans Collmorgen and honours long-term volunteers at the Petawawa Public Library).