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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    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.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 


    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

My favourite romantic, short, fun summer reads


   Since the weather is kind of all over the place at the moment, I thought I’d cheer us all up with the thought of summer! This week’s blog is about my favourite romantic, short, fun summer reads.

The Encyclopedia of Me

The first book is The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers. This book is written like an encyclopedia which I think is incredibly cool, also it’s short and cute. It’s about a girl named Tink, who doesn’t think she fits in, until she meets a blue haired boy. I love Tink’s outrageous personality and sense of humour.  It’s a must read!

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

One of my all-time favourites is The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith. This book is one of those fairy-tale romances that you only find in movies and Disney Princess stories. It’s about a girl, who meets a guy on a plane, they get separated, and the rest of the book is about her trying to find him again.

Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters

This last book I read when I was younger, but it’s a fun quick read that makes you happy. It’s called Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume. It is about the daughter of two famous pianists, who feels extremely lonely, until a glamorous lady named Virginia moves in next door with her servant and her mischievous bulldog.

I hope this blog has given you some ideas of books you can read this summer, or even just to get in a summery mood!