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    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

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    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
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Books that I would like to see adapted into movies



 One of my favourite books, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, recently came out as a movie and I can’t wait to watch it. Although filmmakers don’t always totally nail the book-to-screen adaptation, there are some books that I would love to see as movies, whether it’s because of the plot, the characters or frankly I just want more of the book. Of course, the movies would have to be perfect and include every single detail from the book, even if it was 8 hours long.





 First up would be Since You’ve Been Gone by one of my favourite authors, Morgan Matson. Morgan has four books and I love them all, but I feel like Since You’ve Been Gone would make the best screen adaptation. Since You’ve Been Gone tells the story of Emily, whose best friend Sloane disappears one day and leaves behind only to-do list of tasks and dares for Emily to accomplish during the summer. I would love seeing Sloane and Emily’s friendship on the big screen and the flashbacks could be shown creatively. I also think watching the different tasks on Sloane’s to-do list take place could be hilarious. There are so many different aspects to this book that I think could make a great movie.




 The next book I would love to see as a movie is Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young. This book is about Audrey, who experiences a unique stay at an even more unique hotel; the Hotel Ruby, with her brother and father. I would love to see this as a film because of the creepy characters and the interesting plot that has a lot of twists and turns that could make the film thrilling. This story was good on paper, but I feel like it could be even better on the screen. The novel also doesn’t have a lot of detail so it would be simple to adapt from page to screen.





Another book I would love to see as a movie is If You’re Lucky by Yvonne Prinz. I found the plot of this book intriguing and it could appeal to more than just the teen target audience. If You’re Lucky tells the story of Georgia, who lost her brother Lucky in an accident. Lucky’s friend, Fin from Australia, comes to visit after Lucky’s death and Georgia notices some similarities between Lucky and Fin, and wonders if Fin had any part in Lucky’s death. This book would make a great film because the plot is constantly moving and gets really intense and the climax scene would be amazing to watch on the screen.





For now, those are the books that I would love to see as movies, but some stories are better left just as books. Don't fix what's not broken, but it would be cool to see some of my favourite stories on the big screen.

Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Bloggers in Residence are fantastic teen volunteer writers from across the city. They blog about their favourite teen reads and authors, and get writing assignments to cover special teen events happening at the library. Their residency rotates throughout the year. Call-outs for upcoming terms are made through the Teen Blog.  


Image: Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything

By Yoon, Nicola
Image: Hotel Ruby

Hotel Ruby

By Young, Suzanne
Image: Hotel Ruby

Hotel Ruby

By Young, Suzanne
Image: Hotel Ruby

Hotel Ruby

By Young, Suzanne
Image: If You're Lucky

If You're Lucky

By Prinz, Yvonne