Regular hours resume on September 7 2021

03/09/2021

Ottawa Public Library will return to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches starting Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService as of Sunday, September 12.  

Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

Fitzroy Harbour and Vernon branches are reopening after being closed since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.  

Notice - Carlingwood branch

17/09/2021

The elevator at the Carlingwood branch is currently unavailable.

Rideau branch-Elevator out of service

15/09/2021

The elevator at Rideau is currently out of service for maintenance and repairs. Service will be restored on Monday, September 27th.

Holiday Closure: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

20/09/2021

All Ottawa Public Library branches will be closed on Thursday, September 30. Access our online services 24/7 on the Ottawa Public Library website.

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Take a trip to Summerland: OPL Virtual Summer Reading Club

light blue background with a cartoon sun on the left and an hot air baloon, the words Summerland, Sous le soleil on the right

Jun 10, 2021

We have a ton of programs planned to keep you entertained all summer long. You will have the opportunity to code, dance, cook, draw, discuss your reading, play music and much more. These programs will take place online, on the Zoom platform or our YouTube channel. You will be able to register and find all the details in kids’ section of our website starting June 23 at 10:00 am for the July programs and July 21 at 10:00 am for the August programs. 

To kick off the summer with a bang, we'll be hosting two amazing artists. On June 28 at 2:00 pm, join storyteller Kung Jaadee as she tells us the story of Raven Brings the Light. On June 29 at 4:00 pm, we welcome the talented Luca "Lazylegz" Patuelli, who will tell us about his incredible journey and teach us some dance moves. On June 30 at 10:30 am, come hear the stories of Pishu le carcajou from La maison amérindienne (in French only).

Starting June 15, you will be able to create your virtual TD Summer Reading Club notebook, on the TD Summer Reading Club website. You will also find jokes, a battle of the books, stories, workshops with authors and illustrators, digital books and more. 

In addition, we are pleased to host StoryWalks®, a pilot project of the TD Summer Reading Club. You may see one in your neighborhood. It's a fun activity that involves placing a book page by page on laminated bulletin boards along a path. You can read a book while walking outside with your family! 

In the meantime, find your next read with our favorites list in English and in French.

Registration is now open for the July programs!

Registration is now open for the August programs! 

 

Comments

In Person Storytimes

Are there any plans for in person storytimes to return this fall, and if so when and where? Also what kinds of Covid safety measures would be in place if programs do go ahead ? Thank you !

In Person Storytimes

Are there any plans for in person storytimes to return this fall, and if so when and where? Also what kinds of Covid safety measures would be in place if programs do go ahead ? Thank you !