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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

“The 10 hottest books published monthly, as voted by library staff across Canada”

10/10/2017

What new titles are library staff most looking forward to sharing?  If you are curious about what titles we think are the hottest, check out the LOANSTARS lists!

LOANSTARS is a readers’ advisory service where staff from Canadian libraries collaborate and nominate their favourite up and coming book titles.  Lists are released monthly promoting the top ten choices.

“LOANSTARS leverages the library community’s knowledge and love of books to create a respected, go-to- source for discovering the best new titles available in Canada” (LOANSTARS, 2017, OPLA Powerpoint).

Fun Facts:

  • 37 Canadian titles have been named top selections
  • LOANSTARS top picks have received 25 nominations with 5 winning titles
  • 519 808 items sold of 100 LOANSTARS top picks as of March 2017 (LOANSTARS, 2017, OPLA Powerpoint).

What kind of books are available/selected by library staff as top picks?

Check out the last few months of LOANSTARS  top monthly picks here:

LOANSTARS July 2017by charmaine_library

Here are the LOANSTARS ‘10 hottest books’ published in July, as selected and voted for by library staff all over Canada! #staffpicks

LOANSTARS September Picksby charmaine_library

Here are the LOANSTARS '10 hottest books' published in September, as selected and voted for by library staff all over Canada! #staffpicks

LOANSTARS October 2017by charmaine_library

Here are the LOANSTARS ‘10 hottest books’ published in October, as selected and voted for by library staff all over Canada! #staffpicks