Caledon Public Library’s Latest 2 eNews and Press Releases

OpenMediaDesk charter member, Caledon Public Library.  They’re really acing it online in social media and on their website. Here are Caledon Public Library’s latest online issues https://conta.cc/2wlVDJU https://conta.cc/33ZqVmi Here’s their last 3 press releases: EVEN WITH PHYSICAL BRANCHES CLOSED, CALEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY OFFERS SUPPORT, RESOURCES AND SERVICES 24/7 MR-CPL-2020-009-Caledon Public Library is here for you 24 hours a day-7 days a week WRITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS AND TEENS AT CALEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY MR-CPL-2020-008-2020 Writing Opportunities for adults and teens at CPL DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES CALEDON PUBLIC LIBRARY WANTS TO HELP! MR-CPL-2020-006-Caledon Public Library and COVID-19...

Sample TPL cool COVID-19 Messaging for Members during the closures.

Sample cool TPL COVID-19 Messaging for users during the closures. Via Vickery Bowles, City Librarian and FOPL Board member: “With our branches closed, we have been shifting our efforts to serving our customers virtually. My message today highlights some of the collections and services that our customers have been enjoying from home: Use of our on-line digital content (i.e. ebooks, eaudiobooks, streaming video) is up by 37% since we’ve closed. Overdrive use is up 29% and video streaming is up 131%. TPL staff have been creating fabulous blog content that promotes our collections and online resources, provides information and readers’ advisory services, offers online learning opportunities, and brings online communities together. Here are some highlights: 46 eBooks For Keeping Busy at Home https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/arts_culture/2020/04/46-ebooks-for-keeping-busy-at-home.html The Reading Challenge Committee are regularly posting Challenge Categories related content: https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/bookbuzz/ Learn Online: 11 Digital Creativity Courses https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/digital_design_studio/2020/04/learn-online-digital-creativity-courses.html Ready for Reading Storytime at Home https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/kids-books/2020/04/got-kids-5-and-under-at-home-time-for-storytime.html 38 Ways to Use the Library from Home https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/digital-services/2020/03/38-ways-to-use-the-library-from-home.html COVID-19 Information Resource Guide https://torontopubliclibrary.typepad.com/health-and-wellness/covid-19.html Staff across the organization are working on developing more content, and there is a working group developing online programming which some staff will have the opportunity to participate in. CPCE and ITS staff are working on updating the TPL homepage to better reflect and promote all of these wonder virtual collections, services and content that are still available to our customers, even though our branches are closed.”   Again,...

The Toronto Public Library Has Set Up In Branch Food Banks!!

The Toronto Public Library Has Set Up In Branch Food Banks!! With the loss of over 85 food banks during the Covid crisis along with their volunteer vase of seniors, TPL employees volunteered to step up in droves! Awesome. https://paulainslie.com/blog/2020/04/06/the-toronto-public-library-has-set-up-in-branch-food-banks/ The Toronto Public Library Has Set Up In Branch Food Banks!! From FOPL Board member Paul Ainslie, Toronto city councillor        ...

Just released: ONN Survey results of COVID-19’s impact on Ontario’s nonprofits

View this email in your browser ‘Just released: Survey results of COVID-19’s impact on Ontario’s nonprofits April 6, 2020 Ontario nonprofits face triple threat from COVID-19 ONN’s new report reveals that Ontario’s 58,000 nonprofits and charities across the province are facing a triple threat as a result of COVID-19. Organizations are abruptly losing revenue from the cancellation of fundraising events and a steep drop-off of donations, while they grapple with the closure of offices and cancellation of programs and services due to pandemic restrictions, and face unprecedented human resource challenges with paid staff and volunteers. However, even in the face of challenging times nonprofits remain resilient and innovative, working on the frontlines to support their communities. Almost 50 per cent of nonprofits are open and operating, but with modified regular operations, and in some cases moving to online operations. Read the report Key findings Operations Over three-quarters of respondents have experienced disruption of services to clients and communities Almost one in five nonprofits have closed their doors – at least for now – because of the pandemic or are making plans to do so Revenue Close to 75 per cent of respondents have seen reduced revenue from fundraising, with the hard-hit arts sector reporting an 81 per cent reduction in ticket and event sales The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will cost a large minority (43 per cent) of organizations between $50,000 and $249,999 each. Another 10 per cent estimate the financial impact to be $1 million or more. Seventeen per cent estimate the impact on their organization at less than $50,000 Of those that are continuing operation during...

Council’s role in communicating during coronavirus outbreak

Council’s role in communicating during coronavirus outbreak Good communication with the public and municipal employees has never been more important. Steps to good council communication during COVID-19 Steps to good council communication during COVID-19 1. Stay Focused on the Main Problem 2. Respond Quickly 3. Frame and Contain the Crisis 4. Provide Clear and Reliable Information 5. Demonstrate Leadership and Compassion 6. Speak to What You Know 7. Actions Speak Louder than Words 8. Expand Your Communications Team 9. Provide a Clear Spokesperson 10. Plain Language Works Best 11. Use Positive Language 12. Tend to Internal Needs and Pressures 13. Avoid a Defensive, “Bunker” Mentality Think about How You Want to Be Remembered...

Forest of Reading Update from OLA

Problem viewing this email? Click here. Hello Forest of Reading Registrants and OSLA Members! A lot has changed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in these past few weeks. For our registrants, our members, our readers, and our authors, it has been an incredibly challenging time. Here is the update for April and some resources as we move through the next few weeks: The Forest of Reading programs remain running for the 2020 year. A reminder that forestofreading.com is open to the public during this unprecedented time.  We have a NEW contest called SHOW US WHAT YOU’VE GOT! Voting is open for all of the school-aged award programs. How to access the Forest of Reading books? Blue Spruce author readings coming soon! Forest Fridays and Mercre-LIT virtual author visits are underway. Applications for the Kid and Teen Committees are now open! Forest of Reading Festivals have been cancelled for 2020, but a virtual announcement of awards will take place. In the school sector and looking for professional development? Join or renew your Ontario School Library Association membership today!     Resources during COVID-19 The Ontario Library Association is currently pulling together updates and resources from members in all sectors. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates webpage where we’ll be adding resources, links, and relevant news, as well as updating on our operations, membership, services, and programs.     Use Social Media and Show Us What You’ve Got! With schools and public libraries currently closed in much of Canada we want to see how people are running the program and reading the Forest of Reading books. We would love to see how the readers are engaging with the books in...