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Letter to the members - April 2021

 

The Library extends its opening hours

The hours that the Little Green Library will be open will be extended starting on April 20.

Accordingly, members will have access to the library as follows:

 

Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
6 to 8 p.m.*
Thursday 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Friday 2 to 4:30 p.m.*
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Added to the schedule

Visitors must respect health measures in force: wearing a mask, disinfecting hands and maintaining physical distancing of 2 metres.

 

Annual general meeting

In view of the impossibility of bringing the members together to hold the annual general meeting, the Board of Directors has decided to postpone it until such gatherings are permitted.

However, the Board of Directors wishes to present a short report of the organization's activities and finances for the period from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020:

  • The Library had 714 active members from 18 municipalities;
  • 8824 documents were borrowed from the collection;
  • Document loan services were maintained in spite of the pandemic, with the exception of the first 2 weeks of confinement in March 2020. According to the health measures in force, the team of volunteers either offered an "order take-out" service, or regular loans within the premises.

 

Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors for the period from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020, were:

 

President Catherine Turgeon
Vice-President Brenda Carter-Cabot
Secretary Susan Ostrovsky
Treasurer Pauline Leduc
In charge of the English collection Jo-Anne Craft
In charge of the French collection Judith Imboden
In charge of computer equipment Dan Pomminville
Director Jeannie Rosenberg
Director Cristina Corno
Director Jeannot Théorêt
Director Nicole Pilon

 

The directors' mandate is for two years and, each year, during the general meeting, the members elect the directors. All members of the library can become a candidate for one of these positions.

With the annual meeting delayed, the exiting directors agreed to remain in their position, with the exception of Nicole Pilon and Brenda Carter-Cabot, who decided to withdraw after several years of involvement.

The Board of Directors is responsible for filling the vacant positions, which enabled Melissa Pinsonneault-Craig to join our ranks during the year and, more recently, Karine Gosselin also became a member of the Board.

Does operation management of the Library interest you? Do not hesitate to let us know, two positions are currently vacant, including that of vice-president.

 

Financial report

As for many organizations, the pandemic affected the Little Green Library's finances, with the last financial year having covered the period from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020.

Our total revenues were $18,817, compared to $30,632 for the preceding year. The decrease in sales of memberships and used books, the inability to organize our traditional fund-raising campaigns and suspension of the activities of Cine-Cinema explain a significant portion of our decreased revenues. The Board of Directors also decided to suspend fines for books returned late, considering the confinement and economic uncertainty.

Our expenses were $22,244, compared to $29,312 the preceding year. In spite of the pandemic, the purchase of books and magazines, which represents approximately 30% of the Library's expenditures, continued. We should note that loan services were maintained either as an "order take-out" or by actually visiting the library, with a view to respecting the health measures in force.

The financial period therefore concluded with an annual deficit of $3,427.

The library is a non-profit organization, entirely managed and operated by a team of volunteers.

 

Corporate video

A corporate video is being prepared to present and promote the Library's services. Watch for the launching, planned for in May, on our Facebook page: https://fr-ca.facebook.com/PetiteBibliothequeVerteLittleGreenLibrary and, most of all, share the information!

Do you have any ideas or comments, or perhaps you would like to join the Board of Directors and volunteers?

Contact us via Facebook or by email at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or telephone us at 450 264-4872

 

Letter to the members - February 2021- CORRECTION – Cost of the membership card - Hinchinbrooke

The library is opening its doors again

Good news! The partial lifting of public health measures now allows our members to enter The Little Green Library again, while respecting safety measures such as wearing a mask, social distancing and disinfecting hands on entering. Children must be supervised by their parents at all times.

Members can continue using the catalogue and reserving books on line or by telephone but, as of February 16, they can also come to the library to select their books themselves.

As of February 16, the Library will be open at the following times:

Day Opening hours
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 2 p.m to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

The Little Green Library offers its members a large collection that is continually being renewed, with over 25,000 novels, reference books, biographies, magazines, graphic novels, books for children and teens, audio books, large-print books and DVDs, all in both English and French.

As a member you also have access to the vast collection of the Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) free of charge.

Visit our site at www.pbv-lgl.org or our Facebook page https://fr-ca.facebook.com/PetiteBibliothequeVerteLittleGreenLibrary

Among other things you will find a list of our new books.

 

Returning borrowed books

Please return your books by placing them in the book chute beside the main entrance. Books are placed in quarantine for 48 hours before being replaced on the shelves.

Cost of the membership card for 2021

The cost of a membership card is $20/family. The rate for children 16 years of age or younger who would like to have an individual card is $5.

Please note that the contribution of the municipalities to the Library allows us to offer the membership card free of charge to residents of the municipalities of Dundee, Franklin, Hinchinbrooke and Huntingdon.

 

Used book boutique

Second hand books are on sale in a space set aside for this purpose. The income from these sales helps to fund our services.

Every Saturday, you can purchase a bag of books for $2. At other times, prices vary from 50 cents to $1 per book.

In order to respect social distancing measures, only one person can enter the boutique at a time.

Identification of the book sections

During your next visit to the Library, you will note that identification of the sections has been improved. For example, a special section has been set aside for graphic novels.

As a member, are you satisfied with the services offered at the Library and would like to talk about it?

The management team is preparing a professional video to present and highlight the services offered at The Little Green Library. We are looking for members who would be interested in talking about their experience as a user. Filming will take place at the end of February, naturally, respecting all sanitary measures.

Does this interest you? Write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave us a telephone message at 450 264-4872.

 

The team of volunteers at The Little Green Library

 

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.

If you would like to contribute to the services provided by the library, or if you know someone who might be interested, please contact us at 450 264-4872 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Naturally, at the moment, training new volunteers has temporarily been suspended, but the needs are real, so don't hesitate to join our team!

 

 

Members will be kept informed of any developments regarding the reopening of the Library.

 

 

For further information, please  visit our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/PetiteBibliothequeVerteLittleGreenLibrary

 

Leave us a message at 450 264-4872.