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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.

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14th Kids' Lit Café


Lovers of books and reading, young and old, are invited to drop by the Greenboro branch for a free, family-friendly event, Saturday, October 25 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy cookies and tea or coffee while chatting with talented local children and teen authors including Frances Itani, Rachel Eugster, Cécile Beaulieu Brousseau, Brenda Chapman, Don Cummer, Kate Jaimet, Catherine Austen, Betty Large and Mike Stewart. Other activities include a family craft center and author readings.

CBC personality, Alan Neal, will host the first two readings and will stick around to sign copies of his children’s book Ava and the Little Folk. Author Brenda Chapman will introduce her teen novel Second Chances, talk about her creative process and share writing tips and tricks with aspiring young authors. Kaleidoscope Kid’s Books will also be on hand to sell copies of the authors’ books which you can have signed by the authors themselves – a great holiday gift idea!

Come and celebrate books and reading with your child!

Click here to find out more about the event and register for workshops.

Kid's Lit Café 2014/ Café littéraire pour la jeunesse 2014by OPL/BPO - Children & Teen Services aux enfants et aux ados

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