The SD&G County Library is “popping up” at the OLCO Gas Station on County Road 2 in Glen Walter on Saturday, July 11, from 8:00am until noon, to introduce local residents to its new ‘Library Express’ service depot. This alternative library service will offer residents in South Glengarry access to books, DVDs and audiobooks, as well as to the Library’s digital collections. All residents need is an SD&G County Library membership card, which can be picked up at the “Pop Up Library” or any of our branches.
“We are ready to bring the Library to this community, even though there is no “bricks and mortar” branch in Glen Walter,” said Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services. “Residents can now more easily use the County Library system, which they pay for in their property taxes. We encourage everyone in the community to come with proof of residency and visit us at the ‘Pop Up Library’ to learn more about what we offer and register for membership. It’s that easy.”
Library members can request to borrow Library material online from the comfort of their homes, and have items delivered each week to the OLCO station to be picked up at the store anytime during OLCO’s business hours. Items will already be checked out to the member for an extended borrowing period. When finished, borrowed items are returned to the OLCO station (or at any SD&G County Library branch such as Lancaster or Williamstown) and dropped into the Library’s book return box located outside the store.
“We have established a strong partnership with a prominent local business in Glen Walter”, said Franklin. “The owners are committed to serving their community in ways that are both innovative and cost-effective. They felt this partnership was a good ‘fit’ for them. It certainly is for us!”
The ‘Library Express’ alternative service depot at the OLCO station is ready now. Glen Walter residents are encouraged to come and speak with “Pop Up Library” staff on Saturday. More information about County Library services can also be found at www.sdglibrary.ca, or by phone at 613-936-8777.