Thunder Bay Public Library praised by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Thunder Bay Public Library praised by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Library has transformed itself from a place to borrow books to a place to heal, Elizabeth Dowdeswell wrote https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-library-lg-praise-1.5433704 “The lieutenant governor of Ontario has praised the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) for its work in combating racism and colonialism in the city. Elizabeth Dowdeswell publishes Stories of Sustainability online, and Monday’s story singled out the library for recognition. “Fifty years ago, members of the Thunder Bay Public Library would have come to their local branch to read the latest periodicals, discover a new novel, or pore over old maps and newspaper clippings,” Elizabeth Dowdeswell wrote. “On a Friday in 2019, the people of Thunder Bay can walk into their public library and be seen by a nurse. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they can meet with a social worker. And on any day of the week, the public can access Indigenous Knowledge... read more

The Timmins Public Library is launching a new program aimed at encouraging children to develop an interest in books at a very early age

The Timmins Public Library is launching a new program aimed at encouraging children to develop an interest in books at a very early age. The program, aimed at children ages up to four years old, is named 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. New program aims to promote reading to pre-schoolers Timmins library among those across Canada launching 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten New program aims to promote reading to... read more

3rd Notice of 2020 FOPL Annual General Meeting

OPL MEMBERS: IMPORTANT ACTION: Attached is a copy of the agenda and the proxy form.  If you or your library’s representative is unable to attend the FOPL AGM at OLA Super Conference no Thursday Jan. 30 at 4 pm, please send us the proxy form by fax or scan and e-mail it.  Thank you.  We need these to assure quorum to complete important Federation business. FOPL_AGM_AGENDA_2020 2020_FOPL_PROXY 3rd Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto  (Room TBD) at the OLA Super Conference on Thursday, January 30, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. Registration opens – 3:30 p.m   PLEASE LOGIN TO THE MEMBERS SECTION TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD AGM DOCUMENTS http://fopl.ca/committeestask-forces/board-of-directors-2/ If you have issues accessing this, please contact Helen Morrison at admin@fopl.ca Attached is a copy of the agenda and the proxy form.  If you or your library’s representative is unable to attend the FOPL AGM please send us the proxy form by fax or scan and e-mail it.  Thank you.  We need these to assure quorum to complete important Federation business. Cheers, Stephen Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries sabram@fopl.ca FOPL: 416-395-0746 Blog: http://www.fopl.ca Twitter: @foplnews stephen.abram@gmail.com Cel: 416-669-4855 Blog: http://www.StephensLighthouse.com Twitter:... read more