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LAUNCH OF THE «PICK-ME UP!» PROGRAM - April 17, 2008 From left to right : (1st row) Claire Dionne, Library CEO,
Suzanne Ryan, Friends Chair, Denise Gratton, Friends member; (2nd row) Jean-Paul St-Pierre, municipal councillor, Lorraine Dicaire, municipal councillor, Mireille Patenaude, Friends member,  and Don Chamberlain, owner of the Hot Cup Café, one of the 12 businesses participating in the project.

Pick-me-up !

The "Pick-me-up! / Emporte-moi! " program is designed to promote reading in the community and to encourage readers to discover Ontario authors. The initiative, based on the world-wide 'bookcrossing' phenomenon, was officially launched in 2008 in partnership with the Friends of the Library.

Pick Up a Book!

Over 150 books have been distributed and deposited in various businesses, venues and other locations in Russell and Embrun including coffee shops, medical offices, beauty salons, etc. Selected titles include works in English and in French published by Ontario authors or publishers; they include books for adults, young adults, teenagers and children. Each book is identified with the Library's logo and instructions invite readers to read the book on site or take it home and return it at any "Pick-me-up!" location.

Our Partners and "Pick-me-up!" locations

Embrun Dental Clinic (19 Blais Street)  Aroma Cafe (1133 Concession Street)
Embrun Optometry Clinic (19 Blais Street)  Russell Medical Centre (110 Craig Street)
Dr Brigitte Filion, optometrist (685 Notre-Dame Street)  Dr Lily Nahri and Associates, dentist (305 Castor St.)
Embrun Ford (608 Notre-Dame Street)
Embrun Dodge Chrysler Jeep (700 Notre-Dame Street)
 The Barber Shop (1133 Concession Street)
Garage Loiselle (878 Notre-Dame Street)  
Embrun Eyewear (685 Notre-Dame Street)  
Studio Shanthaly (924 Notre-Dame Street)  

You would like to be a "Pick-me-up!" location ?
Contact us  to find out how to become a partner.


This program was the recipient of the 2008 Ministers Award for Innovation awarded by the Government of Ontario to celebrate excellence and innovation in public libraries.

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