Mark your calendar! The Holiday Trail of Hope will light up on Friday, November 27th and twinkle on until the New Year. Hop into a car with those in your household bubble and drive through the trail at your convenience!
Click the map below to view the trail on Google Maps:
Let's try to spread some holiday cheer by making this a spectacular community-wide event! We encourage everyone in and around the town of Parry Sound to light up their own houses!
for more information about the Holiday Trail of Hope.
Holiday Craft-To-Go Kits @ PSPL
When you check out three or more children's books from
Parry Sound Public Library during the month of December, you will
receive a fun Craft-To-Go kit for each child in your family! While you're visiting, take a walk through Parry Sound Public Library and check out our awesome holiday-themed window displays.
Paper Roll Snowman
Popsicle Stick Tree Ornament
Please note: one craft per child, while supplies last
New Books @ PSPL
New in Adult
A Good Marriage
by: Kimberly McCreight
Until recently, Lizzy Kitsakis been a happily underpaid federal prosecutor. That job and her brilliant, devoted husband Sam—she had everything she’d ever wanted. And then it all fell apart.
The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help. But Zach is desperate: his wife has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. Zach is the primary suspect. As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed—and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Grace Hall private school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own.
by: Lisa Jewell
Owen Pick’s life is falling apart. In his thirties, a virgin, and living in his aunt’s spare bedroom, he has just been suspended from his job as a geography teacher after accusations of sexual misconduct, which he strongly denies. Searching for professional advice online, he is inadvertently sucked into the dark world of incel forums, where he meets Bryn. Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family. They have a bad feeling about Owen. Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she searches for other ways to maintain her connection with him, following him in the shadows and learning more than she wanted to know about Roan and his family. Then, on Valentine’s night, Saffyre Maddox disappears—and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick.
Through Darkest Europe By: Harry Turtledove
Senior investigator Khalid al-Zarzisi is a modern man, a product of the unsurpassed educational systems of North Africa and the Middle East.
One region has festered for decades: Europe, whose despots and monarchs can barely contain the simmering anger of their people.
Now Khalid has been sent to Rome, ground zero of backwater discontent. He and his partner Dawud have been tasked with figuring out how to protect the tinpot Grand Duke, the impoverished Pope, and the overall status quo, before European instability starts overflowing into the First World.
Truly, Madly, Deeply By: Karen Kingsbury
When eighteen-year-old Tommy Baxter declares to his family that he wants to be a police officer after graduation, his mother, Reagan, won’t hear of it. After all, she’s still mourning the death of her own father on September 11 and she’s determined to keep her son safe from danger.
Meanwhile, Tommy is in love for the first time. His sweet relationship with Annalee Miller is almost too good to be true. Tommy begins seriously thinking about the far off day when he can ask her to marry him but she hasn’t been feeling well. Tests reveal the unthinkable. While his girlfriend begins the fight of her life, Tommy is driven to learn more about the circumstances surrounding his birth and the grandfather he never knew.
New in Young Adult
By: Sara Faring
After their world-famous actor mother disappeared under mysterious circumstances, Manon and Thaïs left their remote Mediterranean island home—sent away by their pharma-tech tycoon father. Opposites in every way, the sisters drifted apart in their grief. Yet their mother's unfinished story still haunts them both, and they can't put to rest the possibility that she is still alive.
Lured home a decade later, Manon and Thaïs discover their mother’s legendary last work, long thought lost: White Fox, a screenplay filled with enigmatic metaphors. The clues in this dark fairytale draw them deep into the island's surreal society, into the twisted secrets hidden by their glittering family, to reveal the truth about their mother—and themselves.
The Mirror: Broken Wish By: Julie C. Dao
Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She’s heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow. But when Elva accidentally witnesses a devastating vision of the future, she decides she has to do everything she can to prevent it.
Tapping into her powers for the first time, Elva discovers a magical mirror and its owner—none other than the Witch of the North Woods herself. As Elva learns more about her burgeoning magic, and the lines between hero and villain start to blur, she must find a way to right past wrongs before it’s too late.
New in Children's
The Nature of Life By: Charlene Bearhead
Rocks, grass, trees, birds-what can they possibly teach human beings? Paul Wahasaypa knows that Ena Makoochay (Mother Earth) gives us many things. On this compelling nature journey with Ena (his mom), we learn how strength, generosity, kindness, and humility are all shown to us by grandfather rocks, towering trees, four-legged ones, and winged ones, reminding us of the part we have to play in this amazing creation. Join Paul and Ena as they experience the beautiful nature of life.
The Siha Tooskin Knows series uses vivid narratives and dazzling illustrations in contemporary settings to share stories about an 11-year-old Nakota boy.
by: J.K. Rowling
Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them.
But even in this happy kingdom, a monster lurks. Legend tells of a fearsome creature living far to the north in the Marshlands... the Ickabog. Some say it breathes fire, spits poison, and roars through the mist as it carries off wayward sheep and children alike. Some say it's just a myth...
Rabbit & Bear
By: Julian Gough & Jim Field
Rabbit and Bear must find out who’s uprooted not only their favourite trees, but their entire homes in another enchanting tale from creative geniuses Julian Gough and Jim Field.
When Rabbit and Bear discover a new creature in the forest and learn about his plans for "progress," the comical pair—along with the rest of the excitable residents—have a thing or two to say about the matter.
An endearing lesson on the wise mathematics of friendship, this charming follow-up to The Pest in the Nest is a hysterical addition to this beloved series.
Interested in one of these titles? You can place holds online!
Parry Sound Public Library has a great selection of books for sale.
Support your local public library!
Buy a bag of books at $5.00 each,
or by donation.
Look for our sale books in the vestibule, at the top of the stairs.
Are you looking to give back to your community
this holiday season?
At Parry Sound Public Library, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support. Without the assistance of community-minded individuals like you, it would be extremely challenging to serve those in our community each year. A donation to the Parry Sound Public Library will help us to provide education and entertainment to people of all ages
and from all walks of life.
Your donation will allow us to purchase new books and other material to improve the collection, offer exciting programming and special events, and provide a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy!
Parry Sound Public Library is a registered charity. Official charitable tax receipts are available for monetary donations over $25.00.
Just a friendly reminder that the province of Ontario is still in
phase 3 of COVID-19 re-opening. While patrons may enter the
physical library space, there are limitations.
The library will allow 15 patrons in the physical library space at a time. Maximum 4 per family. Please practice physical distancing while waiting in line and while you're within the library.
While within the physical library space, patrons must wear a mask or other appropriate face covering. There are exceptions to this rule, as specified by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. Please click here for more information.
Currently, public computer use is limited to 15-minute express sessions. Personal device use within the library is limited to
30-minutes at one of our
designated laptop stations.
Please note that technology help
is unavailable at this time.
These guidelines will be in place until further notice.
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