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Service Announcement - June 15, 2021

Effective Thursday, June 17, Eastern Counties Regional Library branches will reopen at 25% capacity where possible. This is in line with Phase 2 of Nova Scotia’s reopening plan.

25% capacity at each branch, including any staff members present, is as follows:

Sherbrooke Library: 2

St. Peter’s Library: 2

Cyril Ward Memorial Library (Guysborough): 3

Coady & Tompkins Memorial Library (Margaree Forks): 3

Petit de Grat Library: 4

Canso Library: 4

Public access to library branches in Port Hawkesbury or Mabou is not available at this time due to their location inside schools, but Curbside Pickup service remains available. Curbside Pickup service is also available in Mulgrave.

All branches of Eastern Counties Regional Library continue to offer Curbside Pickup service. Our Borrow by Mail and digital library services are also available. 

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Access to NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus now available - March 16, 2021

Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to find more just like it? Or wanted to help your child find just the right book to read? Eastern Counties Regional Library now offers NoveList Plus and NoveList K-8 Plus, excellent resources to help readers find the books that are right for them.

The NoveList Plus database connects readers with their next great read by making recommendations based on what they already enjoy. NoveList Plus is a powerful, trusted resource for readers searching for something great to read. NoveList Plus allows readers to use a favorite author or title as a search term to locate other similar authors and titles of interest. You can also find books by subject, plot, themes, characters, and more. NoveList Plus is always growing, adding about 30,000 new titles every year. Use it to find read-alike recommendations, series information, award winners, and reviews from both professionals and readers like you.

In addition to the NoveList Plus database, Eastern Counties Regional Library members will also have access to NoveList K-8 Plus, which offers recommendations of both fiction and nonfiction reading material for younger readers. We believe that Library usage is a critical component in literacy and educational success, and NoveList provides valuable support. By identifying the right books for every reader while taking reading level and interests into account, it helps younger readers achieve reading success. Parents, teachers, and students can search by age, reading level, grade, and more.

Click here to get started today. You will need your library card number to log in. If you are not a member yet, or if you require a replacement card, please fill out our Registration Form.

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