Step 1: Contactless services inside most open branches


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.

You are here

Pretty Plant Pots

three plants in pots


The sun is shining and the gardens are growing. Why not bring a little bit of that beauty inside with a pretty plant pot? You can plant grass seed, a flower, a succulent, whatever you like, to brighten any room!



  • Craft paint
  • Mini terra cotta flower pots
  • Decorations: Washi tape, paint, buttons, googly eyes, markers
  • Small plant or seeds



  • Paint your pot whatever colour you like and let dry. Acrylic paint works well.
  • Decorate your pot with washi tape, paint, buttons, googly eyes, markers, whatever you like. For my pots, I just used my fingers to make dots, butterflies and flowers.
  • Carefully remove a plant and its roots and transplant them it into your painted pot. Add more soil if necessary.


Here are some fun new garden reads!

Grandma’s Garden

One Little Lot

What Grew in Larry’s Garden

Yasmin the Gardener


Want to listen to some music while you garden?

How about: Growing Veggie Soup?


Or how about seeing how your favourite animated friends are doing with their gradens in these movies?

Lawn to Lawn

Franklin and Friends


Blog post contributed by Lise from our Main branch.