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  • Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL

    12/06/2020

    OPL is offering a new Returns and Holds Pickup service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    Find the details of this new service here.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email.

Register for Summerland activities!

15/06/2020

At OPL’s summer reading club, Summerland, children aged 2 to 12 will enjoy a fun and exciting online program. Some activities will require prior registration. Here are the registration deadlines ̶ first come, first served. 

  • On Monday, June 15, you can register your children to activities happening from June 22 to July 3. 

  • On Monday, June 29, you can register your children to activities happening from July 6 to July 17. 

  • On Monday, July 13, you can register your children to activities happening from July 20 to July 31.

  • On Monday July 27, you can register your children to activities happening from August 3 to August 21.  

All you have to do is to visit the Kids’ Zone for all details and the list of activities. If registration is full, don’t worry as there are also plenty of drop-in activities that are open to everyone. Here is what to expect at Summerland

Storytime 

Join us online for a summery version of Storytime! They will take place 3 times a week: English, French and bilingual sessions. We will also have English and French Toddlertimes as well as bilingual Babytimes. That’s not all. Starting July 10, every Friday morning, we will have a Storytime with a special guest from the Penny Lane Farm Sanctuary. See you there!  

Dungeons and Dragons  

You can trust the OPL Dungeon Master in helping our young minds to solve puzzles and dive into the fantastic World of Summerland! 

Books Talk  

Children are invited to connect with others and discuss about their readings, their favourite characters and series! Every week, they will discover new world, new books and new words! 

Youtube Series 

  • Ready? Set? Move? What is more important in the evolution of a child than their mobility! That's why we have included in our virtual programs physical exercises, dance moves, and games that will encourage children to build their muscles while following the beat! 

  • Crafternoons - For creative minds and artistic talents, there will be fabulous arts and crafts projects. Yet another way for young people to be creative and stretch their imagination! 

  • Eureka - Science, technology and fun! Well, science is part of Summerland and we are ready to lead our young people through some interesting S.T.E.M. experiments! 

Special guests  

Like every summer, we will invite amazing local artists and presenters to host some virtual workshops. It’s an incredible opportunity for children to have a little chat with their favorite writers, artists, musicians and other special guests! Here are just a few names from this year's lineup:​ 

  • Little Ray's Reptiles​ 

  • Luv 2 Groove​ 

  • Company of Fools​ 

  • Maker Mobile – University of Ottawa​ 

  • Musician Joël Jacques​ 

  • Artist Élizabeth Auger-Voyer​ 

  • Author Timm Holmes​ 

Opening Ceremony with the Duke of Magic 

To celebrate the opening of our Summer Reading Club, join us for a colourful and action-packed magic show with Luc Leduc, the Duke of Magic! A fun and amazing event for your whole family to enjoy!  

Online Notebook 

Reading a little more each day is the challenge that young readers and visitors to Summerland will take on. They will create an online notebook to record all the books they have read during the summer from the TD Summer Reading Club website. In addition to reading endlessly a wide range of interesting books without a waitlist, they will be able to vote in Battle of the Books, write book reviews, answer the weekly trivia questions, write stories and find the perfect book.   

Other activities will be added to this list. You can now visit the Kids’ Zone to register for some activities. Follow us on social media and visit regularly our website for updates regarding Summerland, the OPL’s Summer Reading Club!