The Federation of Ontario Public Libraries is a non-profit with a mandate to benefit Ontario public libraries through advocacy, research, and marketing.

La Fédération des bibliothèques publiques de l’Ontario est un organisme à but non-lucratif. Elle a comme mandat, de répondre aux besoins de toutes les bibliothèques, en concentrant leurs efforts dans la recherche, en marketing et en agissant comme plaidoyeur.

FOPL welcomes Helen Morrison, our new administrator

After a long search, we’re happy to announce that Helen Morrison has joined FOPL as our member administrative assistant. Helen comes to use with many qualities that will help us keep the FOPL ship sailing well. She has experience with not-for-profits, office management, bookkeeping, editing, desktop publishing, and marketing. Please join me in welcoming Helen to FOPL.  Her e-mail is Stephen Stephen Abram executive director, FOPL  ... read more

CBC: Rewriting their narratives: local libraries are becoming hubs of technology

Rewriting their narratives: local libraries are becoming hubs of technology Library programming expands to include more digital options to stay relevant, the service says “Record a podcast. Borrow musical instruments. Heck, even learn to weave. Those aren’t activities people typically think of doing at a public library, but they’re all possible at many Toronto branches. The offerings are just part of the library’s shift to stay relevant in the digital age, Linda Hazzan, a spokeswoman for Toronto Public Library said. The library saw more than 8,000 people use the “digital innovation hubs” found at three branches, which include everything from 3D printing, to recording studios and coding programs. “Today it might be a story time and tomorrow might be a maker program,” Hazzan said. The so-called maker programs teach kids and adults new skills: think crafting, web design and video... read more