UPDATE: Curbside services during the stay-at-home order– effective Apr. 8


Starting Thursday, April 8:

  • All our open branches will offer curbside returns and holds pick up.
  • Customers will no longer be permitted to enter the buildings.
  • The Bookmobile and Homebound Services will continue.
  • Hours of operation will remain the same.
  • Borrowed items can only be returned when branches are open.
  • Mask wearing outside in line remains mandatory.

For more details, go to the OPL blog.

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Gardening With Children

Seeds, vegetables, and plant pots

Involving children in the garden will not only give you joy but will also give them a new look at the world.  As an honorary garden fairy herself, Judith Cox, Master Gardener, has a background as a nursery school teacher and is superb at engaging little people in simple gardening activities.  

A Master Gardener since 2011, Judith Cox has always loved working with plants, and enjoys sharing that love with others.  Heritage vegetables are a favourite of hers along with roses and herbs and fairy gardens.  After working for 15 years as the gardener for Saunders Farm, she is now a garden consultant and speaker, and a volunteer at Master Gardener advice clinics at local farmer’s markets. As of 2020, she is president of the Stittsville Goulbourn Horticultural Society and writes a weekly column called Veggie Bites.