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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups


    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. 


    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.

Upcoming teen book-to-screen adaptations


    Have you heard about these recent announcements of teen book-to-screen adaptations?


    Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange series has been optioned by Shaftesbury Films for a TV series. Livingston announced this on her webpage. In the official announcement, Shaftesbury U.S. head Maggie Murphy said “By putting a refreshingly darker spin on classic fairy lore, Wondrous Strange offers an entirely new fantasy world that has never been seen before, with empowering, believable characters who speak directly to the young female demographic.”




    Following up on the huge success of The Fault in our Stars movie adaptation, John Green’s award winning first novel, Looking for Alaska, will be coming out as a movie next year. Sarah Polley will be writing the movie’s screenplay. More info here.


  What would be your next choice for a John Green book-to-movie adaptation, and why? What did you think of The Fault in our Stars movie?

                                          A)  An Abundance of Katherines

                                          B)  Paper Towns

                                          C)  Will Grayson, Will Grayson