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  • Contactless Returns and Holds Pickup Service at OPL


    OPL offers contactless returns and holds pickup service at select branches, during new hours of operation. 

    • RETURNS will be accepted only during hours of operation, no appointment necessary. Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended. 
    • HOLDS PICKUP: As of July 27, appointments are no longer needed to pick up holds, except at Rosemount (temporary location). You can pick up your available holds during opening hours at branches offering contactless service.    
    • Rosemount (temporary location) will offer curbside service starting Monday, July 27. Holds pickups are by appointment only at this location. 
    • UPDATE: Starting Monday, August 17, additional in-person services will be offered at select branches and new branch locations will reopen. Find out more.

    Masks are required to be worn inside Ottawa Public Library branches, as per the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law. 
    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact InfoService by phone or email. 


StoryWalk® at Beaverbrook!


Families at the Beaverbrook Branch of the library were treated to sunny skies on Wednesday morning, and they couldn't have come at a better time! Over 40 children joined us for a StoryWalk®, which took place both outdoors and inside the branch. A StoryWalk® is an "an opportunity for children to experience reading a book while walking through a chosen area such as a park, trail or neighborhood. StoryWalks® promote literacy, outdoor physical activity, and encourage parent and community involvement" ( Families read the story by following a path from one poster-board sized page of the story to the next. 

Families were led through one outdoor story ("The Very Hungry Caterpillar"), and then went inside the branch to enjoy "One Grey Mouse" and "Fox Tale Soup" and a variety of related activities. 

Resources for the StoryWalk® were generously provided by the Ottawa Parent Resource Centre.