UPDATE: Additional Services at OPL Branches – Starting Feb. 22


Starting Monday, February 22:

  • 25 of our 28 open branches will offer returns and holds pick up inside the branches, as well as browsing, and use of public computers.
  • Rosemount, Orléans, and Metcalfe branches will offer contactless returns and holds pick up inside the branches.
  • The Bookmobile will offer browsing of a small collection at all stops.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Mask wearing inside the branches, and outside in line, remain mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Spring has sprung at Manotick

Spring display at the Manotick Branch

Let's face it: this hasn't been the coldest winter, the wettest winter, or the snowiest winter, but for most people in Ottawa, it seems to be the most consistent and iciest.  The best evidence of the latter adjective is the low-lying 'glaciers' that cover our streets, sidewalks and driveways.

Take heart!  There are signs that Spring will be along soon enough, even if a little delayed.  It's true, as pedants will tell you, that Spring has already arrived as of 5:58 pm EDT on Wednesday March 20th, but almost everyone in Canada outside of the west coast subscribes to the "I'll believe it when I see it" school of thought regarding the seasons.  yet,as of this post, Chickadees are in their 'spring song', Red-Winged Blackbirds, Canada Geese, and Robins have already been arriving to check out nesting real estate for a week.

Another sign is the Spring display at the Manotick Branch.  As you can see, elements of Spring familiar to people are on this board: umbrellas, rubber boots, tulips and apple blossoms.  Also, Spring reading!

Come on over and either plan your projects for the upcoming season, or indulge yourself with light reading as we work through the April showers which bring... May flowers (as the old song suggests).  Okay, if you guessed it would bring mud, you are both realistic and in dire need of cheering up.  All the better reason to drop by!