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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.

Review: Rush by Eve Silver

25/04/2017

Rush by Eve Silver is one of my all time favourite books. A dystopian with a raw and admirable female main character, it has something for everyone. Adventure, thrill, aliens, friendship, love, and even some gaming, Rush is fast paced and unpredictable. This book will pull you in and keep you captive until the very last page. I suggest you put the next two books in the trilogy (Push and Crash) on hold in advance, because you won’t want to wait.

The story follows Miki Jones, a quiet teenager who likes to keep as much control on her life as possible as she struggles with inner demons. Miki loses all illusions of control one fateful day when she finds herself in a life or death situation, and wakes up in a strange place she never knew existed. Thrust into a world where there is no such thing as control, Miki will meet new companions, a love interest, learn things she never knew about herself, and be forced to keep a dark secret. Will Miki have the strength to protect the human race and everyone she loves? Read and see!

Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Bloggers in Residence are fantastic teen volunteer writers from across the city. They blog about their favourite teen reads and authors, and get writing assignments to cover special teen events happening at the library. Their residency rotates throughout the year. Call-outs for upcoming terms are made through the Teen Blog.  

Image: Rush

Rush

By Silver, Eve
Image: Rush

Rush

By Silver, Eve
Image: Rush

Rush

By Silver, Eve
Image: Push

Push

By Silver, Eve
Image: Push

Push

The Games Series, Book 2
By Silver, Eve
Image: Push

Push

The Game Series, Book 2
By Silver, Eve
Image: Crash

Crash

By Silver, Eve
Image: Crash

Crash

By Silver, Eve