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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.

Check out Media Smarts during Media Literacy Week!

08/11/2018

Have you heard about MediaSmarts.ca? Since 1996, this Canadian not-for-profit has been developing resources and programs for children, teens, and the adults in their lives to support their digital and media literacy.

Their up to date, Canadian-centric resources are all available in both English and French and are backed by their ongoing research program called Young Canadians in a Wired World.

Particularly relevant to the theme of this year’s Media Literacy Week, Fact or Fake: Help the World Stop Misinformation in Its Tracks, is MediaSmart’s Reality Check series. The Reality Check series is a partnership project between MediaSmarts and Facebook Canada to develop a “series of videos, tip sheets and activities that will give Canadians of all ages the tools they need to verify different kinds of online information and to help them understand why it’s important to double-check before they share information online.” This project is not yet complete, but right now you can find information on verifying online news, citizenship and making informed voting, science and health, and recognizing false content online.

 

Here’s the first video, Reality Check – News you Can Use

“Reality Check.” MediaSmarts, http://mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy/digital-issues/authenticati....