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Ruth E. Dickinson

100 Malvern

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-8:30 pm
Friday: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Branch is closed Sundays from June 14 to September 6, 2015. /
La succursale est fermée le dimanche du 14 juin au 6 septembre 2015.

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Branch Announcements

The Ruth E. Dickinson branch will be closed from Tuesday, July 21 to Wednesday, July 29 to receive improvements. This is the second of two short scheduled closures this summer required as part of the branch retrofit. As a result of these improvements, RFID technology will be put in place and there will be a new service point. The branch will re-open on Thursday, July 30 at 5 p.m.


100 Malvern
Ottawa K2J 2G5



Branch Features

What's Happening at Ruth E. Dickinson

Programs and Events

Summer Family Storytime

July 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver.

Duration: 30 min

Registration required? No

Learn more about: Summer Family Storytime

Introduction to the Harp

August 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

Join Dr. Teresa Suen-Campbell for an introduction to the harp including a mini-concert and storytelling and followed by a harp tasting – We’ll have several harps on hand for kids to try. Parents are welcome to stay and listen. Ages 4 and up. Registration required.

Duration: 60 min

Registration required? Yes

Learn more about: Introduction to the Harp

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About Ruth E. Dickinson

This branch is named after the first chair of the Nepean Public Library. The branch is unique in that it shares space with the Walter Baker Sports Centre and John McCrae Secondary School. This very child-friendly branch boasts a spacious children's section and is the centre of a vibrant, growing community.

*Branch is closed Sundays from June 14 to September 6, 2015.