In the dismal middle of January, in our second pandemic year, we could probably all use One Book to Transport Us. This is the theme for the 2021 edition of CBC’s Canada Reads, the popular nationwide Battle of the Books: books to transport you across Canada, around the world and to worlds beyond. The final debates will air from March 8-11, so we have lots of time to get to know the contenders and, as always, the OPL’s got you covered with all the titles in multiple formats. You can find out more about the program, the books and the authors on the CBC Canada Reads website https://www.cbc.ca/books/canadareads. Let us know if you already have a favourite, or if there’s one you’re particularly interested in reading!
Temporary closure: Alta Vista23/07/2021
Due to upgrades to the front entrance, the Alta Vista branch will be closed from July 26 to August 8. There will be no returns or holds pick-up during that time. Alta Vista branch will reopen August 9 at 10 am.
Step 3: More services inside most open branches29/07/2021
Browsing, public computers, newspapers and magazines are available inside most of our 31 open branches, with capacity limits for two-metre distancing. Up to 200 items can also be put on hold.
Starting July 26:
- Check out passes to museums and parks.
- Donate used books at open branches.
- Pick up holds at the Hunt Club kiosk.
- Book the Imagine Space and Labs.
Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line. For more details, go to Current Branch Services.