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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Ottawa – You can now book meeting rooms online from 24 of the 33 branches of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL).

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be taking part in the Big Library Read initiative from October 7-21, on a device near you.

As part of this initiative, OPL card holders will be given unlimited and simultaneous access to two eBooks for teens.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ottawa – The Elmvale Acres branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from October 18-25. This is the second of three short scheduled closures this fall, required as part of the branch retrofit.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Ottawa –The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will once again host a Speaker Series, during BDC Small Business Week™.  A presentation by an industry expert will take place daily, from October 19-23. Presenters will also answer questions asked by members of the audience.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ottawa – Throughout the month of October, Canadians across our country will be celebrating libraries. From building communities and transforming lives to inspiring learning, sparking curiosity, and connecting people, libraries are pillars of our community.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Ottawa Public Library is pleased to join Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing to raise awareness of high eBook prices charged by multinational publishers.  Despite booming borrowing rates and high demand for eBooks, public libraries face challenges in ensuring universal access to

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ottawa – The Orléans branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from September 17-24. This is the second of two short closures required as part of the branch retrofit.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ottawa – The Elmvale Acres branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from September 16-19. This is the first of three short scheduled closures this fall, required as part of the branch retrofit.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Ottawa – The Constance Bay branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from Wednesday, August 26 to Wednesday, September 2. This closure is necessary to move the branch into its new space within the Constance and Buckham’s Bay Community Centre.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ottawa – The Orléans branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from Tuesday, August 4 to Thursday, August 6 in order for the branch to be retrofitted. The work will be completed in late September, at which time the branch will be closed for a second time to receive the f

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ottawa – Back in June, we launched our annual summer reading programs for youth, and so far, 13,444 kids 12 and under have participated in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC), and 344 adolescents have registered for the Teen Summer Reading program.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is one step closer to realizing its vision for a new Central Library after City Council approved the Central Library development as a strategic initiative in the 2015 – 2018 Term of Council Priorities.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Ottawa – The Ruth E. Dickinson branch of the Ottawa Public Library will be closed from Tuesday, July 21 to Wednesday, July 29. This is the second of two short scheduled closures this summer required as part of the branch retrofit.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is holding a summer-long reading program for teens, ages 13 to 18, who are invited to post reviews or comments online on any item in the OPL catalogue.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) invites kids to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). Last year, more than 16,800 children registered for the Club. This year’s theme, Play, will be sure to spark enthusiasm in children of all ages.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is holding its third annual “Celebrating Cultures in our Community” series of programs across the city at various branches, in conjunction with the Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership’s Welcoming Ottawa

Monday, June 15, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) has partnered with Ottawa Therapy Dogs and Therapeutic Paws of Canada to offer dog therapy programs at various branches during the summer teen exam period.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Ottawa –The Ottawa Champions Baseball Club and the Ottawa Public Library will announce a partnership that supports OPL’s TD Summer Reading Club summer programs. The programs will be themed with Play, and focus on reading, learning and physical activity.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) launched its new mini Bookmobile today, which features an exciting new collection and improves OPL’s ability to bring services and programs directly to customers in their own communities. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Ottawa – Tim Tierney, Chair of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board, and Councillor of Beacon Hill-Cyrville, will launch the new mini Bookmobile with a demonstration of its many features as it prepares to hit the road, serving OPL customers across the city.