Welcome to the Temiskaming Shores Public Library!
If you have used technology services at the TSPL in the last month, we encourage you to fill out this survey. Your answers will help the public library improve and prioritize its technology services and show how important it is for those services to be delivered to the community.
This includes connecting to the Internet (e.g., through WiFi, at a workstation, etc.), using equipment, software and facilities (e.g., Digital Creator Space, audio-visual production equipment, business-related software, devices used for entertainment, etc.), digital literacy and technology classes (Gadget Helper and the NEOnet courses), digital literacy and technology support (if you’ve stopped by with questions about electronic devices).
Get ready for our 2019 Reading Challenge!
Use this list to try some new books in the coming year. We will have recommendations at both branches to help you complete the challenge.
Spring Session Preschool Storytime at both branches
Wednesdays 11:00—11:30 a.m.
New Liskeard Branch: March 20, April 3 and 17, May 1 and 15
Haileybury Branch: March 27, April 10 and 24, May 8 and 22
All preschoolers accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for this fun filled, active and exciting introduction to early literacy and the wonders of the library. For more information please contact us at 705-647-4215 or 705-672-3707
Curl up with a Good Book for your chance to win one of five fleece throws!
All you have to do is fill out a form at the New Liskeard branch recommending a book from our library and hand it in before February 28th. Recommendations will be posted in New Liskeard so you can see what other patrons are suggesting.
Gadget Helper at Both Branches of the Library
Need help learning to use your tablet, laptop, cell phone, or other electronic device? Just have a few questions? Book a FREE 45-minute one-on-one session with Gadget Helper!. Sessions are on Thursdays at the New Liskeard or Haileybury branch of the library, starting on September 13. To make your appointment, call: New Liskeard: 705-647 4215, Haileybury: 705-627-3707
Snowshoes for Rent at the Haileybury Branch Library!
The Temiskaming Shores Public Library in partnership with the Healthy Kids Community Challenge and the Age Friendly Program is offering snowshoes for rent at the Haileybury Branch Library. Bring your Library Card and pick up a few pairs for the family to try out this great outdoor winter activity! For more information call 705-672-3707
The Temiskaming Shores Library now has stocked backpacks for loan, thanks to a grant from The Temiskaming Foundation and our Timiskaming Health Unit and Chamber of Commerce partners! The backpacks contain binoculars, a compass, and trail guides and maps with ideas of local places to go hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. A great winter activity to enjoy our beautiful area!
Board Games for Loan at Both Branches of the Library
Thanks to a grant from The Temiskaming Foundation, the library now has board games to play in the library or to take home! Come into a library branch and check out our selection of games– a great activity for families trying to reduce screen time!
Steps to Justice is a first-of-its-kind initiative that empowers people in Ontario to understand and take action to deal with their legal problems. It gives comprehensive online information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment and other areas of law.
Steps to Justice:
- equips people to work through their legal problems through easy-to-understand steps
- includes practical tools, such as checklists, fillable forms, and self-help guides
- gives referral information for legal and social services across Ontario
- has live chat and email-based support for users with additional questions
TumbleBookLibrary is a FREE online collection of ebooks for children in grades K-6 (approximately). Existing children’s books are animated using the original illustrations and adding audio narration. Some of the books are read by the authors, such as Robert Munsch’s books! The collection includes old time favorites such as The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, Diary of a Worm, How I Became a Pirate, Miss Malarkey Doesn’t Live in Room 10, One Duck Stuck, as well as favourite fairy tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and Old Mother Hubbard. French titles are also available by using the language toggle once you log in! Use your 14 digit barcode from your library card to log in and start reading today!
Mango Languages is an FREE online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for over 50 different languages. With helpful feedback, you can learn at your pace, wherever you are. A smartphone, tablet, or home computer makes a great platform for Mango Languages. Click here for a brochure with step-by-step instructions on getting started
RBdigital Magazines, the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library’s collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.
Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today’s mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library’s collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
Click HERE to download step-by-step instructions.
No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
To register or for more information about any of the Library’s programs, call 705-647-4215 or 705-672-3707, see our facebook page, email NewLiskeard@temisklibrary.com or Haileybury@temisklibrary.com , visit our website at www.temisklibrary.com , or visit your Library Branch!