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Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm | Thursday and Friday from noon to 8 pm

The library will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st 2022, and on January 1st and 2nd 2023.

 

You can borrow digital books anytime from our online catalog.

 

Late fees have now been abolished! 

As part of the international « Fine Free Library » movement to democratize access to library services and resources, the municipal council and administration have decided to abolish late fees.

  • You must return your books before you can borrow any new ones.
  • A courtesy notice will be sent 2 days prior to the due date.  Two other notices will follow 7 days then 14 days after the due date.
  • 21 days after the due date, the book will be declared lost and an invoice will be sent to the member, to cover the cost its replacement. The invoice amount will include the price of the document in question, calculated at its market value or, if it is no longer available, at the price of a similar document, plus administrative fees as set by the Municipality of Rawdon’s pricing regulation.

Contact us!
Do you need help registering online? Do you have any questions? The library team is here to help!

Information
450 834-2596, ext. 7162
bibliotheque@rawdon.ca

Address
3643 Queen St.
Rawdon (Québec)  J0K 1S0


The Alice-Quintal Library is a world of discovery for kids, teens, adults and seniors. Everyone in your family will find something of interest in our collection of over 50,000 documents, books, audio books, magazines, newspapers, large print books, in French and English.

You will have access to documents from throughout the region as well as the province of Quebec via the national interlibrary network. Alice-Quintal library is also a recreational area for conferences, breakfast chats, book signings, storytelling, book clubs and more!

It offers high speed Internet and free Wi-Fi. It is also virtually accessible 24/7, and where you can consult your file, renew library loans, reserve books/documents without leaving the comfort of your home!

The qualified staff and dedicated volunteers of the Alice-Quintal Library bid you a warm welcome.

Registration for activities at 450 834.2596, ext.7160 or at loisirs@rawdon.ca


ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH

 

Brick-Blocks
Fridays November 18th and December 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm in the library activity room

The Lego workshops are back, with Geneviève Champoux!


Explore-Tout workshop (virtual)

String Art | December 10th (7 to 12 yrs)
This workshop is an adapted version of string art, during which children will be able to make superb creations with a board and some string.

 


Story Time in the library activity room

Noël | Friday December 16th at 7 pm
In order to prepare you for the magic of Christmas, come and meet the Lulutine of a Thousand Stories, who will show you some beautiful books and sing you little nursery rhymes. The activity will close with an arts and crafts project.


ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Writing workshops on Tuesdays from September 20th to December 13th
from 1 pm to 4 pm in room 2 at the Metcalfe Centre

Have you had a book project on your mind for a long time? And you don’t know where to begin? The creative writing workshop will help you to eventually put your future novel down on paper.

Focused on learning and writing techniques, the workshop will be your starting point for developing your work plan. Animators: Josée Dulude and Guylène Éthier


Book Club the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm in the library
November 16th and December 14th

Anglophone adult reading group where everyone discusses the books they have read. The 3rd Wednesday of every month.


Christmas decoration workshop with Sylvie Laberge, horticulturist
Friday December 9th at 9:30 am or 1:30 am at the beach chalet

Impress your guests with an eco-friendly decoration!


Check out our Events section.

Did you know that, as a member of the Alice-Quintal Library, you have access to a collection of more than 2,200 digital books?  Reserve your book now! It’s easy and accessible.

To access the digital book collection.

The catalog gives you access to the library portal, allows you to make digital loans , consult resources and much more!

Access the online catalog.

Don’t forget to regularly update your  “favorites”!

Procedures

  • Membership is free for all Rawdon résidents and tax payers (proof of residency and identity required).
  • Non-resident members: $40 per year.
  • Child under the age of 14: the card must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • Replacement of a lost or damaged membership card: $5.

By registering, the member agrees to abide by the library rules.

Renewal

  • Loans can be renewed twice at the library with the documents, by Internet with your PIN or by telephone.
  • Reserved or overdue documents cannot be renewed.

Responsibilities

  • The member is responsible for the documents borrowed.  No home repairs are allowed.  The books are repaired by trained people with specialized equipment.
  • Any lost or damaged document must be reimbursed, including administration fees and applicable taxes.

Services and regulations (pdf 1,10 Mo)

It’s back!  Take, sow, reap and bring back!

Various types of seeds are available, including the Savignac tomato.

Choose your seedlings via the library’s online catalog or directly at the circulation desk.

Email : commisbiblio@rawdon.ca  | Telephone: 450 834-2596, ext. 7162

Services offered by the Library

  • Loan of documents
  • Reservation of documents
  • Purchase suggestions
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Computers available on site
  • Online user file
  • New arrivals section
  • Assistance and advice in finding documents
  • Information desk
  • Assistance with the catalog
  • Black and white photocopying service
  • Animation and activities
  • Internet access and Wi-FI
  • Book drop
  • Mobile library at the seniors’ residences

Mira

Since 1994 in Quebec, Mira has been committed to raising public awareness regarding the recovery of, among other things, printer ink cartridges. Not only is this a concrete gesture for the environment, it also finances the training of several Mira dogs.

The Club Optimiste de Rawdon invites you to bring aluminum can tabs,  plastic bread bag ties, cell phones and laser/inkjet printer cartridges to the Library.

CHANGING LIVES, ONE DOG AT A TIME