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.



3D Printers in Ontario Public Libraries

Well, a majority of our libraries have them – the larger you the more likely but towns are catching up quickly and this is 2017 data. Printable version (PDF): Labs_3D_printers Makerspace and Other Labs, Ontario Public Library Percents and Totals by Band 2017 data All Ontario libraries (309 non-contracting libraries reporting in 2017) Total                   No. of       % of              Total    No. of        % of           Total No. Number of        Libraries   Libraries    No. of   Libraries   Libraries   of 3D Libraries           with Labs  with Labs   Labs     with 3D    with 3D      Printers 309 libraries     121             39                 235       73              24                209 Band 1 (Resident population greater than 250,000) (9 libraries)      8                 89                 49             8             89              68 Band 2 (Resident population greater than 100,000 and fewer than 250,001) (19 libraries)    15                79                 22             18            95              52 Band 3 (Resident population greater than 50,000 and fewer than 100,001) (24 libraries)    15   ... read more

How to Participate in Girls Who Code in Ontario Public Libraries

FOPL is partnering with Girls Who Code to bring free computer science opportunities to girls across our community and would love for your public library to host a Club! As a Girls Who Code Community Partner, we are joining students, parents and educators across the nation to promote gender equity in tech. We would love for you to take advantage of our partnership by hosting a Girls Who Code Club! Any 18+ adult who is passionate about the movement is eligible to lead a Club – that means you! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE after-school programs that are designed to get girls ages 13-18 excited about computer science. In Clubs, girls engage in fun and engaging online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, learn about inspiring role models in tech, and work together to design solutions to real-world problems facing their communities. Clubs are designed to be run by anyone, regardless of experience with computer science. This Clubs Overview flyer includes all program details. To learn more about Girls Who Code Clubs, you can sign up for a Girls Who Code Webinar here. APPLY HERE TODAY!* Please let me know if you have any questions about how to get started, and thanks for supporting our partnership with Girls Who Code! Best, Stephen sabram@fopl.ca   Join one of our weekly webinars. Watch for more: (Recordings are available) FREE WED, NOV 14 5:00 PM Webinar: Clubs Info Session – Learn More Before You Apply! (Canada) NEXT STEPS FOR PROSPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL CLUBS – APPLY! The next step for a host site to start a Club is to complete the 2018-2019... read more