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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.

No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky --- Teen Book Review

03/07/2017

Posted on behalf of NC TAG Member Catherine L. 

To feed all the starving children in the world - it’s all Gregor Maravilla ever wanted to do. When he is selected to be part of Camp Save the World, a prestigious summer program for young activists from all over the country, he gets the chance to do just that. The camp is great - after all, what could possibly be wrong with  a camp where young adults champion for their cause? Nothing … right? When a prize is thrown into the mix, there is nothing these humanitarians wouldn’t do to make their campaign stand out. Now, Gregor will truly see just how good he and his fellow good-doers are … at sabotage.

 

No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky is, for the lack of better words, a parody novel. The plot utterly unique and unexpected. The characters witty and hilarious. Although it’s not realistic and therefore not particularly relatable, the humour and fun definitely make up for it. Overall, this novel is truly a wild ride. This is Goldy Moldavsky's second young adult novel; her first being Kill the Boy Band, which was published in 2016. 

 

I give this novel a 3 out of 5 stars and would recommend it to readers looking for a lighthearted and humorous read.

 

This book is appropriate for ages 13 and up. 

 

Picture by: The Reader Bee (Tumblr: April 18th 2017)

Image: No Good Deed

No Good Deed

By Moldavsky, Goldy
Image: No Good Deed

No Good Deed

By Moldavsky, Goldy
Image: Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band

By Moldavsky, Goldy
Image: Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band

By Moldavsky, Goldy
Image: Kill the Boy Band

Kill the Boy Band

By Moldavsky, Goldy