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  • OPL branches closed

    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until further notice. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

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Building boom: come after school and show off your architectural creativity with Lego®. This is a drop-in activity for the whole family.  / Archiboum! Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego®! Il s'agit d'une activité portes ouvertes qui se déroule après l'école et qui s'adresse à toute la famille.

Alta Vista

Wednesday Apr 8, 2020 at 3:00pm / until May 20, 2020

Bilingual Easter-themed crafts and stories for the whole family. This is a drop-in activity.  / Des bricolages et des histoires bilingues autour du thème de Pâques pour toute la famille. Il s'agit d'une activité portes ouvertes.

Alta Vista

Saturday Apr 11, 2020 at 2:00pm

This program helps children improve their reading skills through individual reading help. Each child is paired with a high school student. The Reading Buddies choose books together, read to each other and discuss what they read, keep a reading journal, play reading games. For ages 6 to 12. Registration required at the children's desk starting January 8th, 2020.  /  Ce programme contribue au progrès en lecture chez les jeunes en favorisant l'accompagnement comme moyen privilégié d'apprentissage. Chaque enfant lit avec un étudiant d’école secondaire. Ensemble, les copains de lecture choisissent des livres, les lisent, parlent de ce qu’ils ont lu, écrivent dans leur cahier de lecture, font des jeux. Pour les 6-12 ans  Il faut s'inscrire au comptoir des services à la jeunesse à partir du 8 janvier 2020. 

Alta Vista

Saturday May 23, 2020 at 1:30pm / until May 23, 2020