Provincial State of Emergency: Impact to OPL Services


OPL services have not been impacted by the provincial announcement on Tuesday, January 12. Curbside returns and holds pickup services will continue at open branches.

Hours of operation will remain the same for most branches. Greely, North Gower, and Richmond branches will shift their hours to close by 8 p.m., and all Bookmobile stops will close by 8 p.m.

For details about current services, please visit this page.

HOLDS: If you would like to pause, cancel, or manage your holds, you can do so in your online account

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Reading and Parents Program (RAPP) Packs

Learning to read is fun with a Reading and Parents Program (RAPP) packs’ games, activities, poems, songs and crafts. Each pack contain a book and interactive activities that that support language and literacy development. The packs are geared towards children from 6 months to 6 years old, and include helpful literacy tips for parents.

There are three types of RAPP packs:

The ASL (American Sign Language) pack focuses on support for the language and literacy development, and support for those learning sign language. This pack features an activity booklet, a book and an ASL DVD with an interpreter signing a discussion of themes of the book. To request a RAPP pack ASL Version, click here!
The Voices pack includes a book and CD, which includes songs and discussion of the themes of the book. To request a RAPP pack Voices Version, click here!
The French packs (Trousse PLF) support development of French language and literacy skills. This pack features an activity booklet and beginner French book. To request a French RAPP pack, click here!
To see the full list of RAPP packs click here! All packs include activity sheets. We encourage you to make photocopies of the activity pages for your child to enjoy and keep.

The RAPP packs are a creation of the Ottawa Public Library Alternative Services in partnership with Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks (ALSO), a community group that focuses on Adult and Family Literacy, to offer new literacy material for children.