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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    10:20am
    30 minutes

    7 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Wednesdays, Jun 19, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Join us following our Storytime to play and chat! There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Joignez-nous  après notre Contes en famille pour jouer et socialiser. Il y aura des activités pour les tout-petits et leurs adultes. Portes ouvertes.

  • Thursday Jun 20, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes.

  • Pile of books with children reading, yellow background

    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 11:00am
    45 minutes

    This Spring, the Ottawa Public Library is offering free drop-in Storytime programs at the Hunt Club-Riverside Community Centre on the second Friday of every month. Come and join us for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and dancing! The Friday Storytimes will begin at 11am, and will run for 45 minutes. 

    Ce printemps, un vendredi sur deux, la Bibliothèque publique d’Ottawa offrira l’Heure du conte en famille bilingue au Centre communautaire Hunt Club Riverside. Ces programmes commençeront à 11h, et dureront 45 minutes. Joignez-vous à nous pour des histoires, chansons, comptines et danses amusantes pour toute la famille!

  • Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Dec 28, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    19 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. 30 min. Drop-in

    Please note that there will not be Saturday Storytime during the months of July and August.

  • Saturdays, Jun 22, 2024 - Jun 29, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and puppets for children and a parent /caregiver. 

    Please note: There will be no Family Storytime on Saturday, March 30.

    Drop in.

    30 minutes

  • Man reading to children and woman.

    Monday Jun 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    30 minutes

    Stories, rhymes, and songs for preschool children and a parent/caregiver. Drop in program. Join this Alta Vista staffed storytime at the Jim Durrell arena's Ellwood Hall.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. Rejoignez cette heure du conte animée par Alta Vista à l'Ellwood Hall de l'arène Jim Durrell.

  • storytime cartoon

    Tuesday Jun 25, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Stories, rhymes and songs for the whole family.  

    Storytime from 10:30-11:00am

    Stay and Play from 11:00-11:30am

  • Three illustrated children and a robot read or listen to books in different formats.

    Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Jul 16, 2024
    10:15am
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Programme portes ouvertes. Programme familial.

  • TD Summer Reading Club banner

    Tuesdays, Jul 02, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Afterwards, enjoy our "Stay 'n' Play" program. There will be self-directed activities and toys for young children and their parents/caregivers. Drop-in program. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Restez davantage et profitez de notre programme "Jouons à la bibliothèque". Des stations de jeux à utilisation libre seront disponibles après l'heure du conte. Portes ouvertes.