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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. 


Start A Story: Young Writers Workshop

Timm Holmes, author of The Mostly Made Up Adventures of Malcolm & Cooper, aims to excite the hearts, inspire the minds, and celebrate the creativity of primary and junior aged story tellers. This workshop presents the core elements of story creation to children. Working as a group, everyone will be fully involved in bringing to life a story of their own design. Verbally guided through the decision making process, utilizing both written and visual elements, the workshop culminates in a theatrical reading of the children’s story that they have just created together!

Ages 6-10. Registration required.



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