Program proposals

Systemwide Programming Guidelines

Programming is a process through which the Ottawa Public Library meets the informational, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of customers by providing a wide array of activities designed to meet those needs.

The Library focuses on programming that is literacy or literature based or that supports or highlights the Library's services or collections. Priority is given to programming that inspires learning, sparks curiosity, and connects people.

If you are interested in presenting a program, please fill out and submit the program proposal below. A library representative will contact you if the program meets our guidelines and fits into our schedule.

Planning and publicity for library programs is done 2–4 months prior to each program cycle.

Please note: We receive many suggestions for programs and are not able to respond to each submission. If we choose to proceed with your program, we will be in touch.

If you would like to rent a space to host your own program please visit our Rent a Meeting Room page.

Scheduling timeline:

Program cycle

Proposal deadline

January – March

September 1

April - June

November 1

July - August

January 1

September – December

April 1