Does new age spell an end for libraries?

Cornwall Historic Jail The historic Cornwall Jail, attached to the United Counties Building on Water Street, is now open on weekends, from 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.This year, prison costumes will be available for those who want the full inmate experience. The Governor’s house has also been partially furnished. Information: 613-936-0280. Les Racine d’Amérique Vous êtes cordialement invités au 29 e rassemblement des familles Racine, qui se tiendra à Cornwall les 23, 24 et 25 septembre 2016, au Centre NAV Canada. Une messe sera célébrée à l’église Sainte- Thérèse-de-Lisieux, le dimanche 25 septembre, en l’honneur de toutes les familles Racine. Info: Diane 819-424-5876 ou Denise 613-443-3625. Cornwall Newcomers Cornwall Newcomers Alumnae Chapter (CNAC) invites the ladies of Cornwall Newcomers Club. If you joined Cornwall Newcomers Club (CNC) in 2012, you are eligible to join the Cornwall Newcomers Alumnae Chapter. Information: Lyz at 613-932-8164. Café-Causerie L’équipe psycho-sociale invite les femmes à se joindre à leur rencontre mensuelle de bavardage et de plaisir. L’activité permettra d’échanger sur divers sujets dans une atmosphère de détente. Les rencontres auront lieu au bureau de l’Équipe psycho-sociale, au 610, avenue McConnell. Information : Josiane Briand- Pilon au 613-938-7112, poste 232. Moccasin Model Club TheMoccasinModel Club at St.Mathews Lutheran Church, starting at 7:30 p.m. All model railroad enthusiasts are welcome to attend. Information: 613-936-1660. Smart City Toastmasters Smart City Toastmasters Club offers the opportunity to learn communication skills and gives a practical leadership experience in a positive environment. Meetings are on the 1 st and 3 rd Wednesday of each month at the St. Lawrence College, room 3520. Friends of Vets The Friends of Vets support groupmeets on the 1 st and 3 rd Thursday of everymonth at 7 p.m. at 780 Sydney Street. communautaire community link Le lien The


All over the world, some libraries are shutting their doors due to lowered traffic within their aisles. Books, which were at one point the lone source of knowledge, now have several different electronic rivals, the biggest being the World Wide Web. With the many advances in technology, libraries throughout the country have had to adapt their strategies. Closer to home, the Cornwall Public Library’s Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2016 highlights the need for the institution to extend library use by raising awareness of the services it offers.This calls for the development of a communication strategy which promotes the library’s significant role in the community. “Inmy experience, the biggest challenge facing public libraries in Ontario is the rapid pace of technological change resulting in ever-increasing formats in demand by library users,” explained Dawn Kiddell, CEO and chief librarian of the Cornwall Library. “The challenge is keeping pace with rapid change on a fixed budget.” It’s no wonder the Cornwall Library has enacted its Strategic Plan. According to a self-reported data sheet on Ontario Public Library Statistics made available by the provincial government, Cornwall’s library

falls under average in the number of in- person visits. Different cities with similar population numbers as Cornwall, such as

Belleville, Brant, Haldimand County, North Bay and Timmins all recorded a high number of visitors in their libraries. The Cornwall library recorded 2,246 visits, whereas its Belleville rival welcomed 4,198 visits. Brant recorded 2,362 visits, Haldimand; 2,888, North Bay; 3,326 and Timmins; 2,568. “While library use overall has not diminished, the way libraries are used has changed,” said Kiddell. “People use the library more as a community public space for programs and events. We are no longer a quiet place where people are shushed for talking. We do a lot more cultural programming and community programs.” In urban settings, libraries seem to fare quite better than their remote counterparts. A paper titled An analysis of Public Library Trends claims that “the per capita number of library usage transactions was up sharply in the past decade, rising 45 per cent, from16.6 to24.1 transactions onaverage.”The research, produced by the Lumos Research inc. for the Canadian Urban Libraries Council, also stresses that libraries have adapted to the changing market, spending more of their budgets on electronic and digital material. “Much of the increase in transactions was

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