Letter to the members - December 2020
The volunteer team at the Little Green Library would like to take this opportunity to extend their very best wishes for this holiday season!
The book loan service is still available as a "take-out service".
Are you looking for a Christmas story or movie? A recipe book or Christmas decorations? Or perhaps you would like a Christmas romance novel? Our collection offers everything you need for young and old... even Christmas suspense stories!
Opening hours when you can pick up your books at the door continue to be:
Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
However, please note that we will be closed on December 24, 26 and 31, as well as on January 2.
It is still possible to return books by placing them in the book chute next to the main entrance to the library.
Letter to the members November 2020
Since we have been in the red zone, the library is closed to visitors, but you can still borrow books. You just cannot come in and browse.
Book pick-up hours are limited to Tuesday and Saturday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
and Thursday between 2 p.m and 4:30 p.m.
We will try to respond to your requests and bring the books you have ordered to the main entrance. Ring the bell when you arrive and we will come to meet you.
There are 3 ways in which you can use this service:
- Telephone 450-264-4872 and tell us your list of books.
indicating the books you wish to borrow.
- Go to our website www.pbv-lgl.com and select the books you want from our on-line catalogue.
Reserve them using your membership number (the number on your library card) and your password (the last 4 digits of your telephone number recorded in your membership file).
1) Sign in (top right). (if there is no place to sign in, click “search” and then “sign in”). Your “user name” is the entire 14-digit number under the bar code on your member card. (No spaces) Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number.
2) Click on “search”.
3) Enter the name of the book, or the author, or the subject. Click on what you want. (note that some will be audio books or DVDs)
4) Click “reserve” to reserve your book. If you click “add to Book Bin” it will not be reserved until you click on it to bring up it's content page, then click “reserve”
5) Then click “send”.
Returning book loans
All books being returned must be placed in the book chute located to the right of the main entrance.
The books are all placed in quarantine for 48 hours before they are available to be loaned again.
And remember the advantages of reading during this time of isolation:
- You can read any time, even several times a day, for a short or longer period;
- You can read alone or with the family (with family members living at the same address - COVID obliges!);
- Reading is unconditionally free from disturbance by the weather: we can read whether it is fine and sunny or dark and raining;
- Just as your live friends in the flesh, characters in a good book can be charming, hilarious, mysterious, positive, original, serious, energetic, adorable, even a little crazy!
- It allows you to relax, travel, distract yourself, escape, cultivate your spirit and increase your knowledge;
- It is multi-dimensional: we can read standing, lying down, sitting in the living room or on a balcony, drinking a latté or lying in a bath...;
- But, most of all, talking about a good (or a bad!) book you have read is a wonderful way for us all to carry on a lively conversation without mentioning the word "COVID"!
The team of volunteers at The Little Green Library
The Little Green Library currently has some 100 e-books in its collection, most of which are in French.
Until now, these books have rarely been borrowed, although they can be downloaded easily with the following conditions:
- Be a member of the library with a valid membership card;
- Have access to the Internet;
- Have an Adobe identification (Adobe ID);
- Install and authorize (with your Adobe ID) Aldiko Book Reader on your tablet or reader or Adobe Digital Editions on your computer;
- Use Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer 9 or a more recent version as navigator.
Returning borrowed books
A book chute is available at the library's main entrance where you can return your borrowed books. Do not hesitate to use it; it is accessible at any time. (No late fines will be applied during the shutdown)!
Recruitment of volunteers
As previously mentioned, the management and operation of The Little Green Library is taken care of solely by persons who volunteer to offer their time.
It is essential for our organization that we recruit new volunteers to maintain and even develop our service offer.
Our volunteers who are most often seen are those who work at the loan counter, but there are also people who work at purchasing, cataloguing and classifying the books, not to mention organizing fund raising activities, art exhibits, promoting our activities, delivering books to day-care centres and seniors' residences, etc.
Naturally, at the moment, training new volunteers has temporarily been suspended, but the needs are real, so don't hesitate to join our team!
For further information, please visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PetiteBibliothequeVerteLittleGreenLibrary