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February 16th, 2021

RUSSELL: The Russell Branch is open to the public as of Monday, February 22nd and will continue to offer curbside pick-up services.

EMBRUN: The Embrun Branch will remain closed to the public until further notice but will continue to offer a curbside pickup service.

The modified schedule for opening hours of curbside pickup for the Embrun Branch and opening hours for the Russell Branch are:
Monday 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 – 8 00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 PM (closed 12:00 – 1:00 PM)
Sunday Closed

Notice to patrons at the Embrun branch Library (LaCroisée school):
 Until further notice, patrons cannot return or collect books using the curbside pickup service between the hours of 8:45 AM-9:15 AM and 3:30 PM-4:00 PM (Monday-Friday).
In accordance with safety measures established by health authorities and the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU), specific guidelines and restrictions will be applied at the Russell Branch:
·                     Library visits are short for the purpose of choosing materials.
·                     Children under 13 years may visit the library with an adult.
·                     Onsite computer use is by appointment for a maximum of 60 minutes per day.
·                     All items must be returned using the outdoor book drop before entering.
·                     Wearing a face mask is mandatory.
·                     Disinfect your hands when you arrive.
·                     Write your name on the sign-in sheet or use the QR code at the entrance.
·                     Keep a physical distance of 2 metres with others.
·                     Follow the arrows on the floor and at the end of the aisles, as all aisles are one-way.
·                     If you handle a book, do not put it back on the shelf, please leave it in the quarantine box.
·                     Some sections of the library are not accessible.
·                     Interac payment is now available.
·                     Book donations are not accepted at this time.
Despite the circumstances, the staff is there to help you. 
Please be courteous to the employees and other patrons.
Thank you for your continued collaboration.
The Library Team
Please note: The Russell Branch will continue to offer a curbside pickup service for those who are interested.
Branch hours:  
Online catalogue:

Recreation Complex: Community Engagement Opportunities

The Recreation Complex will serve as the community hub for recreation and culture for our growing community and surrounding areas. The concept plan of the future Recreation Complex could include a new library for the Embrun Branch. The next important stage is involving the community. Now is the time to share your opinions. Find all the ways you can be involved below:
Online Public Survey (Closes March 12, 2021)
Please complete the Recreation Complex Public Survey before March 12, 2021, to share your thoughts and needs for the community.
Live with Leroux: Online Q&A with the Mayor
Participate in an online discussion on February 24, 2021, at 7 p.m. with Mayor Pierre Leroux and our project consultants. Details to come.
Online Public Consultations
Two public consultations will be held by online participation. Meeting dates and times are below. More details to come
Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at 6:30p.m. The online meeting link will be published on our Recreation Complex webpage closer to the meeting date.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at 6:30p.m. The online meeting link will be published Recreation Complex webpage closer to the meeting date.

If you require communication support, please call 613-443-3066 or email
 Click this link to access the Recreation Complex webpage:


Now available for loan: Ontario Parks Day-Use Vehicle Permits!
Annual day-use vehicle permits provide unlimited day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants to all provincial parks in Ontario where fees are normally charged: Ontario Parks

** Also available while quantities last: At your next curbside visit, ask us for a coupon for $5 off your next daily vehicle permit for Ontario parks.


We are pleased to present the mission, vision and values ​​of your Library.  These are the three strategic pillars on which our action plan will be based for the coming years.  Thank you to everyone who attended our evening: Our Shared Vision.

Looking forward to working with you in 2020!
The Library Board and staff.


The relocation of the Embrun Branch Library remains a priority to the new Public Library Board.
“As the Library Board, we support the long-term process to relocate the Embrun branch as approved by Municipal Council at its meeting of December 7, 2020, and we look forward to public consultations”.

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  • Public Library Board
    Thursday, March 18, 2021 – 6:30 PM. If you would like to attend virtually via the ZOOM Application, please email

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