Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches

17/06/2021

There are contactless services inside most of our 31 open branches, with strict capacity limits in place, as of June 14, 2021, except at Metcalfe Village, Orléans and Rosemount. This means:

  • Pick up holds and check them out at self-checkout stations.
  • Return borrowed items to book drops anytime.
  • Access to PCs, Chromebooks, and printing, where these are available.
  • No other services: no browsing, no washroom access.
  • Mask-wearing remains mandatory inside, and outside in line.

For details, go to Current Branch Services.

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Teaching Toolkit: Orange Shirt Day

15/09/2020

The Ottawa Public Library has many impactful picture books, that share the stories of Residential school survivors in an age appropriate way.  Check out this list.  Some of the stories are available as ebooks and some are available in indigenous languages and/or in French. 

There are a number of free virtual events available to attend on September 30th:   

There are a number of lesson plans and other resources available online.  The Orange Shirt Society has videos featuring Phyllis Webstad telling her Orange Shirt story, they also have curriculum-based lesson plans available.  The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation has a robust Teaching Resources page with activities related directly to some of the books in our collection.  

The Legacy of Hope is a national, Indigenous-led, charitable organization that has been working to promote healing and Reconciliation in Canada. For the past two decades, their organization has worked to raise awareness about Indigenous history and its impacts in Canada through educational resources and multiple exhibitions.  They have many resources and information available on their resource page.  

The OPL has many more Indigenous resources on a wide range of topics.  Find them on our Indigenous subject page.   

La Journée du chandail orange - 30 septembreby RPStorytime

Livres albums et romans sur le thème de la Journée du chandail orange, respect et réconciliation

Orange Shirt Dayby MKStorytime

On September 30th we wear Orange Shirts to remember Indigenous children who were taken into Residential Schools. This is a list of some of their stories.