Ontario Public Library Week (Oct 20 – 26) is a time to celebrate library staff, board members, volunteers, advocates and friends of the library who provide a hub of valuable resources and experiences to community members of all ages.

More than 98 per cent of Ontarians live in communities served by a public library, and over five million Ontarians hold a public library card.

Public Libraries, there are many ways you can celebrate OPLW:

  • In libraries: Under contest entries, you’ll see the many ways Ontario’s libraries are celebrating OPLW, which include Foods for Fines programs, contests and events for all ages.
  • Online (social media): Engage your customers through giveaways and shareable posts via Facebook and Twitter. All week long, we will be tweeting using #OPLW. Follow this hashtag and join the conversation!
  • In communities: Display OPLW posters and bookmarks at community centers, schools, and in shopping centers.

Ontario Public Library Week will be launched by the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport at Toronto Public Library’s Cedarbrae Branch on Monday, Oct. 21.

(Text supplied by OLA, Cover image by Stewart Butterfield)