UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Food Literacy




The Ottawa Public Library’s food literacy project, à la carte, is sponsoring this project in partnership with Growing Futures, a social enterprise developed by the Parkdale Food Centre. À la carte brings together local partners to offer programs, activities and events that raise awareness about how we are connected to the food we grow and eat.

Centennial branch is happy to be included in this initiative as well as working with students from Bell High School who help weekly with various tasks associated with the Grow Tower, everything from regular maintenance to planting and then harvesting the crops.

Produce is picked up by https://famsac.ca/  a Bells Corners foodbank.

Last week Bell High students planted seeds and already the first leaves are up. Next week we should be ready to put the seedlings into the Grow Tower. We have a variety of salad greens, a couple of Tiny Tim tomatoes and for the first time two nasturtiums- edible flowers.

If you see us tending the garden when you stop by Centennial branch please say Hello, we love hearing gardening stories.