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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


Gingerbread Jamboree

Gingerbread House


Oh the fragrance of ginger, cinnamon, cloves and sugar!!! 

The Manotick Gingerbread Jamboree was a roomful of happy!  Forgive the sugar coating but the evening was a delightfully sweet funtime for families.

Everyone dug right into decorating their houses, and chatting with their neighbours.

A few little ones played with the felt gingerbread people, decorating them with colourful felt shapes. Hot chocolate and juice were available to help the thirsty house designers maintain their energy.

It wrapped up with four young ladies serenading the library with "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer" - A very Merry evening all round!


Gingerbread HouseAnother family's gingerbread house.Young girl enjoying the candies before putting them on her house.Child playing with felt gingerbread figures - learning colours & shapes.Group decorating Gingerbread houses