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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June


    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • 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
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Spring has arrived at Rideau


Rideau's cherry tree is a tough downtown resident ; despite the cool weather this weekend and several frost advisorys, its colourful blossums are announcing to all passer-bys that yes, Spring is actually here! This will certainly be welcome news to gardeners who are itching to get outside.

The OPL is full of resources for gardeners, current and future. The list below is a small offering of the resources which are currently available at Rideau Branch. 

Image: The New Ontario Naturalized Garden

The New Ontario Naturalized Garden

The Complete Guide to Using Native Plants
By Johnson, Lorraine
Image: Grow Gardeners

Grow Gardeners

Kid-tested Gardening With Children : A 4 Step Approach
By Biggs, Emma
Image: Votre ferme en ville

Votre ferme en ville

le guide urbain de la culture du potager et du petit élevage
By Taylor, Lisa
Image: Thrifty Gardening

Thrifty Gardening

From the Ground up
By Harris, Marjorie
Image: Aromatiques en pots

Aromatiques en pots

By Vialard, Noémie
Image: Mark Cullen's Ontario Gardening

Mark Cullen's Ontario Gardening

How to Get the Most From your Garden With Canada's Bestselling Gardening Expert
By Cullen, Mark

Canadian Gardening