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PLEASE NOTE Eastern Countries Regional Library Mobile visits are CANCELLED for this week January 22-26, 2018. This includes Tues.. Whycocomagh; Wed..Judique and Thurs.. St Joseph du Moine. 



MON - FRI  8:30am - 4:30pm


 Students & researchers, checkout Canadian Periodicals our new database, perfect for those challenging projects!

Want to learn some Spanish for that trip down south this winter? How about Italian? American Sign Language? The library now has Rocket Languages, an online language learning program. Try it out.

Rocket Languages

Questions? Concerns? If so contact Chief Librarian, Laura Emery at 

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If you, or someone you know, has vision or perceptual disabilities please visit the National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) to find out how to get books available in accessible formats. 

3D printing @ the Library

Click the image and check out our new 3D printing video!

The Library now offers 3D printing services. Printing costs $1 per hour of printing time. Color choices vary.

Visit either the Port Hawkesbury or Petit de Grat Libraries to arrange printing your design. Or email your design to 

We will ship 3D projects to any ECRL location for pick-up.

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We're Hiring!

Are you a community-oriented person with a love for books? Come join our team! We are looking for reliable individuals with an ability to work independently to join the Sherbrooke Library in an on-call position or the St. Peter's Library in a permenant part-time position. 

Duties to include (but not limited to): 

·       Responsible for the provision of community library service through the promotion of library services, the circulation of library materials and assistance in the use of library resources.

·       Responsible for maintaining the branch collection, branch records, and the branch facility on a day-to-day basis.


·       Minimum Nova Scotia Grade 12 or equivalent

·       Excellent computer skills and online literacy

·       Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

·       Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patrons, supervisors and fellow employees

·       Ability to make decisions without close supervision

·       Ability to maintain confidentiality

·       Ability to lift and move boxes weighting up to 20 lbs.

·       Ability to reach, bend, and lift to retrieve and shelve materials

·       A valid Nova Scotia driver’s license



·       Library technician certificate, or other relevant post-secondary education

·       Library related experience

·       Experience working with children

See position advertizements for more details


Posted:  Jan 2, 2018

Closing date:  Until filled

Job Classification:Library Clerk Level 1

Reports to:CEO/Chief Librarian  

Salary:  $12.33/hr


Only those applicants who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. Eastern Counties Regional Library reserves the right to withdraw the competition if a suitable candidate cannot be found. Please submit a cover letter stating your qualifications and interest in the position with a resume and three work references to:

Laura Emery

Chief Librarian

Eastern Counties Regional Library

P. O. Bag 2500, Mulgrave, NS   B0E 2G0 FAX:  747-2500


Thank You Readers!

Thank you to all our supporters. Our Share-A-Book campaign has raised over $5,000 (so far), and because of your generous support the New Year will have lots of new books.

Our Annual Share A Book Fundraising Campaign Has Begun

The Book Everyone Needs to Read! One Book Nova Scotia 2017


If This Is Freedom, by Gloria Ann Wesley

Gloria Ann Wesley’s book To My Someday Child (1977) was the first book of poetry published by an African Nova Scotian writer. On April 5, 2007, the Nova Scotia Legislature passed a Resolution recognizing this fact and congratulating Gloria.

Gloria is a graduate of the Nova Scotia Teachers College and St. Francis Xavier University. She has over 25 years of experience in the Nova Scotia school system in various roles at the elementary, middle, senior and administrative levels. She has worked in Halifax, New Glasgow, Guysborough, Monastery and Port Hawkesbury. In her role as an English Language Arts teacher, she recognized the need for African Canadian novels. This inspired her to write Chasing Freedom and If This Is Freedom.

Her writings include To My Someday Child (1975), Woman, Sing (2002) and Burlap and Lace (2007). Her poetry appears in three Canadian Anthologies: Canada in Us Now: (1976), edited by Herald Head; Other Voices: Writings by Blacks in Canada (1985), edited by Lorris Elliott; and Fire on the Water (1992), edited by George Elliott Clarke. Her writing brings a unique and interesting perspective about African Nova Scotians. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, she has a gift for intriguing and engaging her audiences.

If This Is Freedom continues the story of struggle for Loyalist settlers in Nova Scotia after the American Revolutionary War. In the black settlement of Birchtown, times are especially hard for the former slaves. They face the difficulties of a hardscrabble existence and continued discrimination from their white counterparts.

Like many desperate Birchtowners, Sarah Redmond has signed an indenture agreement, a work contract meant to protect her rights and ensure a living wage. Sarah’s employers, the Blyes, do not honour the agreement, and Sarah and her family are all but shattered when Sarah takes a wrong step – one she will come to regret as it sets off a chain of unusual events that put her under further pressure. With her faith in the settlement running dry and the Birchtowners abandoning the settlement, Sarah is perplexed and soon faces the taxing option of whether to hold on to the only real life she has ever known or let go. At once a stand-alone story and a companion to Gloria Ann Wesley’s previous novel, Chasing Freedom, this story about moral courage and the enduring strength of dreams shares history with us in a way that is both honest and emotional.


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Thank you to our amazing sponsors...

Richmond County Literacy Network 


The Book Forecast


Here are the latest orders for books that are on order but not published yet:

Adult Fiction Winter 2018

Adult Non-Fiction Winter 2018

Adult Audio Winter 2018

Adult Large Print Winter 2018





Share A Book

Suggest a book others might enjoy on the ECRL Facebook page or suggest a book the Library should buy using our ILL Request Form. Sharing books is so much more than a fundraising campaign. 


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