Here’s a selection of fiction nominees and winners from major literary awards this year, such as the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Booker Prize, the Writer’s Trust of Canada, the National Book Awards, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Maybe you’ll find a new favourite author or genre! Open the full list to see if the title is available or not. You can then log in to your online library account and place a hold.
If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to set up an online account to place holds and view your checkouts. It’s pretty easy and you’ll find everything you need to know in our post, I’d like to access my account online.
Further reading suggestions
To view other staff book lists, visit our online catalogue and look for the Staff Lists tab under the library logo.
Recover from the stress of Black Friday shopping by stopping by the Petawawa Public Library between 12:30 and 2:30 pm on Saturday November 25 to browse for book bargains at our Book Sale!
You will find books for all ages and interests, in nearly new and gently used condition. Maybe you’ll even find the perfect gift for a loved one, or discover something to enjoy yourself on a cold winters’ night.
Where will the money raised go?
All proceeds will go to our Program Fund to help us provide free programs and barrier free access to all of our patrons.
What you need to know about donating books
Bring donations to the front desk on Wednesday evenings until November 22 between 5:30 and 7:30pm.
We cannot accept books in poor condition (no rips, tears, odours, or stains please)
Please place your donations in disposable boxes which can be handled by one person, or bags which we can keep.
More questions about donations? Call 613-687-2227 ext. 0.
Other donation options
Did you know you can donate to the Library online?
The Petawawa Public Library is a registered charity and we can accept contributions through the Canada Helps website. Our Charitable Registration Number is 886487503RR0001.
You can donate to the Library in general or direct your gift specifically to Library Programming.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and thanks to a micro grant from the International Dyslexia Association Ontario and its Read October campaign we have been able to add “decodable books” to our children’s collection! The Petawawa Public Library is happy to help raise awareness of dyslexia and the resources available in our own library.
October is a busy month! There’s Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, Canadian Library Month, Ontario Public Library Week, Dyslexia Awareness Month and First Nation Public Library Week which runs from October 2-6! Read on to discover the special events for the week.
Congratulations to Auni Milne of Sumack Loft, the designer of our logo!
The bear logo was submitted to LogoLounge, who selected it to be published in the next LogoLounge book. This book includes winning designs from around the world and is used by advertising agencies, communications companies, and graphic design boutiques as inspiration for their own work.
We’re thrilled for Auni, and excited that the logo representing the Petawawa Public Library will have such global exposure.
There’ll be no hibernation for this bear this winter!
My name is Sarah Speight, and you guessed it, I have been running Science with Sarah at the Petawawa Public Library! I am a Geologist by trade and have spent the last 15+ years studying Science during my academic career. Recently, I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis in Earth Sciences! Each week in Science with Sarah we have been running experiments and exploring different areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). At this point, we have covered quite a few topics! Some of our favourites include rock and mineral identification, colour experiments, STEM building challenges, and number games. Check out our Space and Stars program below!
What are you studying, and where do you hope to work at the end of your program?
I am currently in the final semester of my consecutive Bachelor of Education (BEd) through Nipissing University Schulich School of Education. My focus has been in the primary/junior division or kindergarten to grade 6. My undergrad was completed through Carleton University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Law (honours). After I am certified to teach in Ontario, I wish to stick around the Renfrew County in hopes of securing a career in the area.