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.



Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021

Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-to-2021 Libraries Deliver: Ambition sets out the government’s and Taskforce’s vision for, and commitment to, public libraries in England and provides a focus for joint action. Documents Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 HTML Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 PDF, 2.69MB, 92 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. Ambition Action plan December 2016 PDF, 112KB, 9 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. Summary brochure (see details about printing) PDF, 2.01MB, 2 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. Detail Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021 has been published by the Libraries Taskforce following widespread consultation, and is endorsed and supported by central government and by the Local Government Association (on behalf of local government). It sets out a bold and dynamic direction of travel for the next 5 years, describing how library services in England can help transform people, communities and society as a whole. Libraries Deliver: Ambition also provides a confirmation of how libraries support and add value to a range of local and national policy priorities and links to practical examples of existing good practice. It is supported by an action plan, saying what will happen to make the vision a reality. DCMS issued a press notice which can be found here. Background The Independent Library Report for England (published on 18 December... read more

Cambridge and Idea Exchange invite the community to experience the new digital library ‘Like Nothing You’ve Ever Imagined…’ 

If you have a few minutes, I invite you to view the video made jointly with the City of Cambridge to build excitement for our new digital library.  Here is a link to the video on our website: http://ideaexchange.org/about/po-videos Since this was posted 24 hours ago, social media has lit up with the most traffic, overwhelmingly positive, that we have had to date with 3,000 video views. For Immediate Release  Cambridge, Ontario. December 1, 2016… The former historic Galt post office is undergoing a significant transformation. To help the community experience the new concept for the building, the City of Cambridge and Idea Exchange have launched a ‘Like Nothing You’ve Ever Imagined…’ digital library video. The video reveals this newest Idea Exchange location and shares insight into the types of community programming that will fill the space. “We’re bringing together the old and new with this project, and offering a space for our community to collaborate, create and innovate,” explains Mayor Doug Craig. “It’s a key part of our vision to work with our partners, serve our community and develop a place where people can prosper.” The new digital library at the historic post office will be a space for creative minds of all ages to gather and will open the door for discovery, experimentation, and creativity like nowhere else in the city.  It will be home to digital learning labs, a children’s discovery centre, teen space, reading room, an outdoor terrace and restaurant overlooking the Grand River. “We are excited to launch the video, because it not only provides a snapshot of the innovative programs and services the... read more