Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

“Resources for Library Staff and Libraries:

For further updates and resources from OLA, visit our Important Updates for Libraries During COVID-19 webpage. We’ll be updating it more comprehensively with more resources to support you.

Education Institute Webinar Recordings – Free for Members:

Education Institute Upcoming Webinars – Free for Members:

Other Resources from OLA:

Read alouds and Resources for Readers:

Other Resources and Activities for Libraries:

  • On National Canadian Film Day (NCFD), April 22, REEL Canada will be hosting a national watch party of the Canadian classic, family-friendly movie Hockey Night. Yannick Bisson (star of Hockey Night and Murdoch Mysteries) will be live-tweeting during the screening at 4:30 PM EDT* on Wednesday, April 22 with behind-the-scenes stories, fun anecdotes, and insights into the film. Learn how your library can support National Canadian Film Day.
  • I Value Canadian Stories Podcast from VoicEd Radio – featuring Canadian authors with retired educator Stephen Hurley and other Canadian teachers talking about what sparks their imagination, tips for students exploring their writing abilities and their take on the Canadian narrative.
  • First Chapter Fridays Podcast from VoicEd Radio – Manitoba educator Tanya Polasek reads the first chapter of a Canadian Young Adult book to engage her students.
  • Report For Purchase: For the second year in a row, two out of every five print books sold in both the English- and French-language markets in Canada were categorized as either Juvenile or Young Adult (YA). More insights can be found in the 2019 edition of BookNet Canada’s annual The Canadian Book Market report. To read a sample of the report and get your copy, visit BookNet’s website.”