Well read thanks to our libraries

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If you are not “checking out” our two libraries then you are missing out. The Mont-Tremblant libraries offer a collection of 50,000 books, subscriptions to newspapers and periodicals, computer stations, a Wi-Fi network and serene surroundings.

Yet there are only 2,500 library users and activity has not bounced back to pre-Covid levels, which is why I encourage you to visit either location. The main location in Saint-Jovite – downtown City of Mont-Tremblant – is amazing: professionally staffed, centrally located and incredibly well stocked.

I find the smaller one in the Village (on lac Mercier) charming. A fond memory from this past summer was of visiting the Summer Market for fresh vegetables, fish and ribs. Then strolling with a smoked salmon bagel, making my way to the library just a few steps away. I took out four books. Two were current on The New York Times bestseller list. I could have spent my day inside perusing the stacks but was out in minutes as both the English and French breadth of selection is rich and the service, swift and friendly.

In the past year, I have taken out books that would have cost me well over a thousand dollars. Whoever is doing the acquisitions at our libraries is a genius. And the entire system is modern and smooth.

The new Citizen’s Card doubles as your library card and the library’s website is robust and easy to use. You can request books, put holds on book you are eager to borrow or, like me, can extend the check-out period when you have taken more than you can reasonably read in a few weeks.

The staff members are great at accommodating book clubs by bringing in a few copies of your desired books. Book clubs are a great idea during our winter months. So please, “check out” our libraries and promote them to your friends and family.

 

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Jeff Swystun

 

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