In this moment of solitude, books can be our passports to other places in the world. As part of its “Read 20 books in 2020” challenge, the Champlain Library’s theme for August is Travel. Reading has been proven to help reduce stress, improve memory, knowledge and concentration. Whether you are travelling to another place to experience its arts and culture, people, history, cuisine, landscape or beauty – explore it all with books, magazines and DVDs from the comfort and safety of your own home. Where would you go to expand your mind and soul? Explore the many options by searching the library’s catalogue or by choosing one of the staff picks or recommendations. For more information about the Champlain Library visit its website at, its Facebook page or call 613-678-2216.