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.

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Ottawa Kids eRead 2020: The Cardboard Kingdom

Ottawa Kids eRead
27/11/2020

The Cardboard Kingdom is a graphic novel about kids, creativity, and cardboard! Join 16 ordinary kids as they encounter knights and rogues, robots and monsters on a grand creative adventure and transform ordinary boxes into colorful costumes, and their city block into their very own Cardboard Kingdom.

This fall, Ottawa Public Library is partnering with the United States Embassy to bring unlimited access to the eBook version of the book from November 16 to December 18. For the best reading experience, we suggest that you use a device whose screen at least the size of a normal book page.

The graphic novel is ideal for school-aged children in grades 4-6. 

Check out this list of resources created by other libraries and schools full of fun and exciting activities to accompany and enhance your reading of this outstanding graphic novel.  The Cardboard Kingdom: Ottawa Kids E-Read Resources and Activities

Ask the authors and illustrators a question!

In December, some of the authors and illustrators who worked on the graphic novel with lead creator Chad Sell will be available during a live panel event to answer your questions and talk about The Cardboard Kingdom.  Send your question to programs@bilbioottawalibrary.ca, and attend the panel event to hear it answered live.

Stay tuned to OPL’s website to find out which authors and illustrators are going to come and visit the kids of Ottawa virtually!

About the book

Chad Sell created the title in collaboration with 10 other authors and illustrators. The Cardboard Kingdom was nominated for an Eisner Award and received starred reviews from professional publications such as Kirkus Review, School Library Journal, Booklist and Publisher's Weekly.  

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