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.

Pickering Library Article in the Toronto Star

Just wanted to bring your attention to this article in case you missed it: The clients’ stories in the article demonstrate the power of stories to convey impact.  In fact, it was the stories that peaked the interest of the... read more

Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award

Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award > News > Kudos > Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award February 25, 2017 “Congratulations to the Brampton Library on receiving the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Upstart Innovation Award! The Upstart Library Innovation Award honors a public library’s innovative or creative service program with a $2,000 honorarium. The 2017 winner is Brampton Library in Brampton, Ontario, Canada for its Welcoming Newcomers for Settlement Success initiative. The library partners with the City of Brampton and Brampton Transit to offer bus tours to newcomers, which take participants around to the library branches and other citywide highlights. Along the route, library staff promote collections and programs to help guide participants’ settlement success in Canada.”  ... read more

Libraries 2025 Priorities Website Available This website captures the themes that most public libraries in Ontario participated in and provided at the Libraries2025 Summit at the Royal York Hotel.  Building on the success of Libraries 2020 Summit it provides a report on what we’ve done collaboratively, where we stand, and what is still to do.  The directors and CEOs of FOPL, CULC, OLA, OLS-North, and SOLS are committed to tackling all of these themes in conjunction with public libraries across the province. This is what we heard from you: Three themes emerged at Libraries 2025: the need for libraries to have the tools to tell their story; the need to have trained and knowledgeable staff; and the ongoing transition and evolution of libraries. What are we doing now: How to get involved: IMAGINE THE FUTURE Sharing our stories: via social media We need your: stats, HR coordinators, special skills Identify specific interests: create pilot programs Upcoming & Future: Joint webinar: update on Libraries 2025 progress On demand feedback e.g.: government platform (polling plug-in) forums (survey monkey) Take a look at the website ans you can see the map we’ve created collaboratively through our work with our community though our collective associations and agencies to build capacity in Ontario’s public... read more