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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Programs, Festivals & Fundraisers

Do you enjoy meditation, cooking or would like to attend a career workshop? The Petawawa Public Library is offering a host of programs this Spring including wellness workshops, a cover letter and resume building workshop, a Crepes Suzette cooking class and more. 

All of these great programs we offer the community are free, and you do not need a library card to sign-up. Our Library has evolved from a place of books to a place where the community gathers. We offer a variety of programs throughout the year for all-ages, as well as festivals and fundraisers. Upcoming special events include Home Is Where the 'Art Is, an interactive outdoors art festival and the Great Big Book Sale in June. Go to the Petawawa Public Library's website and look on the home page for more information on our programs, festivals and fundraisers or call Erika Malins at (613) 687-2227 ext. 2207 for more information.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Winner Announced for People's Choice Award

OSPCA Renfrew County's Winning Tree
We are pleased to announce that this year we had 14 local schools, non-profits and community organizations participate in the Petawawa Public Library's annual Christmas Cheer Tree Festival. We asked the community to participate in the People's Choice Award and vote for their favourite tree. We would like to send our congratulations to the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Renfrew County branch for winning the Christmas Cheer Tree Festival's People's Choice Award. They will receive a $100 donation towards their organization as a prize. We hope everyone had a chance to come in and enjoy our Christmas Cheer Tree Festival which ran throughout the month of December. 

We would like to give a special thank you to Kinder Connection Nursery School, St. George's Chapel Guild, Ontario Provincial Police, Ontario SPCA Renfrew County, Women's Sexual Assault Centre, Friends of the Library, Town of Petawawa Staff Association, Civic Centre, Canadian Military Family Magazine, Ducks Unlimited, Jeanne-Lajoie pavillon secondaire, Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre, our very own Library Storytime and the Petawawa Rotary Club who all dedicated their time by coming into the Library and decorating trees to raise awareness for their organizations, making the library look spectacular at the same time!