Carleton Place Public Library Opens July 6th for Public Computer Use, Holds Pickup - Library staff are pleased to announce that the library will open its doors on July 6th with new hours and expanded services.
To keep library users safe, public computers have been spaced to allow for 6-feet social distancing. Medical-grade keyboards have been installed for easy cleaning between uses, and new cleaning procedures have been implemented. Computers are available on a first come, first served basis for 30-minute time slots. Public printing, photocopying, scanning, and Wi-Fi services are also available.
Please note that browsing the collection is not possible at this time.
As the Library is operating under a limited capacity, we ask that visitors limit their stay to 30 minutes or less.
Circulation Services Resume - The circulation desk has reopened! This means you can come pick up your holds, renew or sign up for a library card, or pay library fines at the desk during open hours. An improved Curbside pickup will continue, now without the need to book a time for pickup. Just call the library when you arrive, and staff will bring your holds out to you.
Expanded Library Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Canada Extends Mandatory Requirements Under the Quarantine Act for Anyone Entering Canada - The Government of Canada has extended the Emergency Order requirements related to mandatory isolation and quarantine until August 31st, 2020, for travellers entering Canada. The Order also clarifies when travellers are required to wear a non-medical mask or face covering. This includes a new requirement for individuals who are otherwise exempt from quarantine to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when in public settings if physical distancing cannot be maintained. Border measures prohibiting foreign nationals from entering Canada from any country other than the United States subject to certain limited exceptions—which are generally not applicable for optional or discretionary purposes, such as tourism, recreation and entertainment—have also been extended until July 31st, 2020. Border measures restricting all non-essential travel, including tourism and recreation, across the Canada-US border remain in effect until July 21st, 2020.
PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT UPDATES
Ontario Marks Historic Implementation of New North American Trade Agreement - Today, Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade issued a statement on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).
Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners - The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing.
Health Unit Warns to Take Precautions During High Heat and Humidity - Due to high temperatures and humidex levels, Environment Canada has issued a heat warning. A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, is advising the public to monitor the forecast over the next few days. For more information, please visit the Exposure to Hot/Cold Temperatures page on the Health Unit website.