Ottawa – Today, in the spirit of giving back and in honour of Canada’s ongoing support following the September 11 attack on the US, representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America had a few words to share with the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) and local students.
Public Affairs staff from the embassy took part in special storytime at the Main Library and read to children from a grade 3-4 class from Elgin Street Public School. Afterwards, the embassy staff presented the class with a basket of new school books.
“OPL is thrilled to facilitate such an opportunity,” said OPL Board Chair Jan Harder. “The Library has an ongoing commitment to reading, making reading material accessible to all and creating a literate society. Reading has no borders; it’s our culture.”
OPL is the largest bilingual library system in North America. Serving over 900,000 residents, OPL helps build a strong, vibrant and sustainable community by supporting literacy and life-long learning, fostering inspiration and enjoyment, and connecting people to each other and the world.
OPL’s collection includes 2.3 million current items ranging from books to online resources to museum passes. Materials and resources are available in English, French, Braille and many other languages and are accessible at 33 branches, two bookmobiles and at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca . A complete list of programs is also available on the website.
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