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


    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.

Black History Month Titles for Teens


    In honour of Black History Month, here's a sample of the great historical fiction reads found in the Teen section of the Library.  For more book recommendations, take a look here and here too! These book lists are in chronological order of the historical events they are based on, from present to past. They feature Teen novels and some novels for Middle Grade readers as well.


     47 by Walter Mosley

     Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.




     The Rock and the River  by Kekla Magoon

       In 1968 Chicago, fourteen-year-old Sam Childs is caught in a conflict between his father's nonviolent approach to seeking civil rights for African Americans and his older brother, who has joined the Black Panther Party.




   Hurricane Song   by Paul Volponi

    Twelve-year-old Miles Shaw goes to live with his father, a jazz musician, in New Orleans, and together they survive the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in the Superdome, learning about each other and growing closer through their painful experiences.


Black History Month Titles for Teens and Middle Grade Readers - Part 1by Ottawa_Teens

Black History Month Titles for Teens and Middle Grade Readers - Part 2by Ottawa_Teens