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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    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. 

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    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.

Nepean Centrepointe Techno Buddies summer session was a HUGE Success!!!

16/08/2017

On Friday July 28th 2017, Nepean Centrepointe Library hosted it's first Techno Buddies session. Three of our NC TAG Volunteers (John, Griffin, and Anu), lead three adults in a one-on-one setting. Teen Volunteers shared their tech knowledge with the older adults in different areas of technology. One teen volunteers, Anu helped one of the adult participants to create a new email account, scan photos, and attach photos to emails. Another teen volunteer Griffin helped one adult learn the ins and outs of Instagram while John helped his adult participant with Facebook.

Nepean Centrepointe Library will be hosting another Techno Buddies session in the Fall, on Saturday November 25th 2017 from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Registration required.

     

What is Techno Buddies?

Techno Buddies is an intergenerational program that focuses on community building, bringing together both Teen Volunteers and Older Adults into the library to focus on learning computer skills.The program is more “cooperative exploring” rather than formal instruction. During this program Teen Volunteers share their knowledge of social media, apps that can enhance photos, and online games with Older Adults.

Why are we doing it?

To make Ottawa a more age friendly city

By 2031, 1 in 5 people living in Ottawa will be an older adult (50 and up)

Support life-long learning and 21st century literacies, fostering inspiration and enjoyment and connecting people to each other and the world

Many Canadian public libraries have made this a core program during the summer.

Who is running it?

For this summer: Beaverbrook, Carlingwood, Main and Nepean Centrepointe. To register: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/program?text=techno+buddies

Benefits for participants:

Reduce isolation.

Keep their minds active.

Approach new technologies with confidence

Learn new skills at their own pace

Keeping connected with family, friends and the outside world