Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

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Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Activities with the letter K

May 01, 2020

Activities with the Letter K

Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for your family to try together at home. Perhaps you can include this list of activities in your morning routine, or in your afternoon routine following nap time. Please note that we are compiling family literacy ideas for each letter of the alphabet -meaning that you'll have 26 days worth of songs, yoga postures, tongue twisters and more to have fun with! Enjoy :)

 

Kindness meditation

Close your eyes. Think of ways to be kind to yourself and to others. Be kind with your words and your actions.

Some examples : smile, say thank you, clean up without being asked, read a book, share a poem, write a poem, help a friend...

April was Poetry month, so you can find some poem inspiration here

 

Knock Knock Jokes

Here are a few Knock Knock jokes. Can you create your own play-on-words?

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Olive.

Olive who?

Olive you, too! (I love you too)

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Ice cream soda.

Ice cream soda who?

Ice scream soda people can hear me. (I scream so that people can hear me)

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Amos.

Amos who?

A mosquito bit me. Ouch!

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Boo...

Boo who? (boohoo)

Oh, are you sad? Don’t cry.

 

Kite Yoga

Stand up tall and make a Triangle shape with your arms above your head.

Stand up tall & open your arms, and stand with your feet wide apart like a Star

Imagine you are a Tree and your branches are blowing in the wind. Test your balance. Stand on one leg? Or the other?

Lie down on your back and close your eyes. Imagine that you are a big fluffy white Cloud floating slowly or quickly through the bright blue sky.

Breathe in through your nose and breathe out HARD from your mouth. You are the wind!

Can you think of any more?

 

Three Little Kittens - Mother Goose

Sing along with this version

 

The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, and they began to cry :"Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, that we have lost our mittens.""What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie.""Meow, meow, meow.""Then you shall have no pie."

The three little kittens, they found their mittens, and they began to cry :

"Oh, mother dear, see here, see here, for we have found our mittens.""Put on your mittens, you silly kittens, and you shall have some pie."

"Purr, purr, purr, oh, let us have some pie."

 

The three little kittens put on their mittens, and soon ate up the pie.

"Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear, that we have soiled our mittens."

"What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!"

Then they began to sigh : "Meow, meow, meow,"

Then they began to sigh.

 

The three little kittens, they washed their mittens, and hung them out to dry.

"Oh, mother dear, do you not hear, that we have washed our mittens?"

"What, washed your mittens, then you're good kittens, but I smell a rat close by."

"Meow, meow, meow, we smell a rat close by."

 

Tongue Twister

Keenly Cleaning Copper Kettles.

 

Blog post contributed by Kristina from the Alta Vista Branch and Sherri from the Rosemount Branch.

 

Interested in the other blog posts in this series? Click here to see activities for the rest of the alphabet!