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  • OPL launches a Cognitive Care Kits collection to support those with dementia

    Alzheimer Society of Canada estimates that 733,040 people in Canada are currently living with dementia, and every day more than 350 people in Canada develop dementia.

  • Updates to Experience the Solar Eclipse programs

    Due to popular demand, we are adjusting the dates for the “Experience the Solar Eclipse” program sessions.

  • Website Enhancements: March 2024

    Latest information

  • Enjoy March Break at the Library!

    March Break is around the corner and we have a week full of enjoyable activities lined up. From March 10-16 the library has over 30 sessions across all branches.

  • Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

    Each year during the month of February, we celebrate Black history, culture and voices.

  • Show your support on Giving Tuesday

    This Tuesday, November 28 marks Giving Tuesday, a national movement of generosity and help to support real change in your community.

  • Treaties Recognition Week

    The first full week of November is designated as Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. During this week we take time to honour the importance of treaties, and their role in Canadian history. 

  • Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Week at OPL image

    Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Week at OPL

    Lest we forget.

  • Stories: How libraries shape and enrich the lives of people at all stages of life image

    Stories: How libraries shape and enrich the lives of people at all stages of life

    "Libraries are life."

  • Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week 2023 with OPL  image

    Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week 2023 with OPL 

    Welcome to one of our favourite times of year – Ontario Public Library Week!   

  • OVERDUE: New report establishes Canada’s public libraries were critical during pandemic and calls for broader support to ensure economic recovery and resilience

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023 image

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2023

    Each year, September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.

  • Libraries are for everyone

    Libraries are for everyone. We will always be a safe, welcoming and respectful space for all. Explore resources and reading lists that support and celebrate the voices of our diverse communities.

  • Back to School with OPL image

    Back to School with OPL

    Check out some of our online learning resources, and upcoming programs to help you get back into learning mode for school!

  • Join OPL for Emancipation Day activities in Oakville

    August 1 is Emancipation Day, a day on which we celebrate the strength and perseverance of Black communities in Canada.

  • What’s happening in July at OPL 

    Your summer kick-off with the library!

  • What’s happening in June at OPL

    Commemorating Pride, Indigenous History Month, Bike Month, Seniors Month, and more this month at the library!

  • Halton Libraries Committed to Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities image

    Halton Libraries Committed to Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Communities

    During Pride Month and all year round, libraries should be a safe space.

  • Celebrate Pride with OPL image

    Celebrate Pride with OPL

    June signifies the start of Pride celebrations.

  • National AccessAbility Week

    May 28 to June 3, 2023 marks National AccessAbility Week, where we recognize the valuable contributions of Canadians with disabilities, highlight the work of people and organizations that work towards removing barriers, and reflect on ways we can become a better, more accessible and inclusive community.

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month image

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness month, a time where we reflect, learn and engage with others on all topics relating to mental health.

  • National Volunteer Week 2023 image

    National Volunteer Week 2023

    Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

  • Join One eRead Canada this April image

    Join One eRead Canada this April

    One eRead Canada - Canada’s online, bilingual and cross-country book club - is back!

  • March Break at the Library  image

    March Break at the Library

    Enjoy free activities during your March Break with OPL

  • Celebrate Black History Month image

    Celebrate Black History Month

    Each year during the month of February, we celebrate Black history, culture and voices.

  • We are all Treaty People - Debwewin The Oakville Truth Project

    “When we all work together, we can become the lake of change. We can each become a raindrop of change and we can form that lake” - Mississauga of the Credit Elder Peter Schuler, Lead Debwewin Advisory Council

  • Connect with your family and your community this Family Day! image

    Connect with your family and your community this Family Day!

    Join us on February 20 at the Glen Abbey and Iroquois Ridge branches for a variety of programs for you to enjoy with the whole family.

  • Central Branch ready to reopen February 13

    Central Branch will reopen to the public and resume regular operations effective Monday, February 13.

  • Central Branch closed due to water damage

    Updates

  • Join us for the last book sale of the year! image

    Join us for the last book sale of the year!

    Join us for the last Friends of the Library (FOL) Book Sale of the year, on December 9 to 10, 2022.

  • Remembrance Day and Veterans' Week  image

    Remembrance Day and Veterans' Week

    Lest we forget

  • Treaties Recognition Week 2022

    The first full week of November is designated as Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. During this week we take time to honour the importance of treaties, and their role in Canadian history. 

  • Celebrate GivingTuesday on November 29 image

    Celebrate GivingTuesday on November 29

    Support those in need this holiday season

  • REDress Project: Our Women Now

    Honouring MMIWG2S+ Sisters In Spirit 

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale is back!

    Join us October 26-29 at Central Branch

  • Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week 2022 with OPL image

    Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week 2022 with OPL

    Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW) runs from October 16 to 22, 2022, and is an annual commemoration to raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in the lives of people in Ontario. 

  • Oakville Public Library and Little Fish Art Studio Announce 6th Annual Art Sale

    OPL and the Little Fish Art Studio are pleased to announce the 6th annual Art Sale and Silent Auction. Artwork from students across Oakville is featured in an in-person format at two of OPL’s branches. All proceeds from the sale support expansion of OPL's multilingual collection. 

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30 image

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is September 30

    OPL invites the Oakville community to reflect ​and honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities and explore more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples within our community and across Canada.

  • Friends of the Oakville Public Library’s popular book sales are back!

    Mark your calendars - the Friends of the Oakville Public Library, are excited to announce the return of the beloved FOL Book Sales, taking place June 23 to 26, 2022 at the Central Branch.

  • Notice: Sixteen Mile Branch Closure

    OPL will temporarily close the Sixteen Mile Branch on June 4, 2022, to accommodate the start of the parks construction for the North Park Development.   

  • Students Guide to Spring at OPL  image

    Students Guide to Spring at OPL 

    We have everything students need to encourage fun and discovery after school!

  • Understanding the crisis in Ukraine and how to help

    The world is witnessing a crisis in Ukraine. Here's how you can stay informed and show support to those in need, overseas and at home.

  • Celebrate Black History Month

    Each year during the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month.

  • Enjoy Family Day with OPL!

    It’s time for Monday Fun-day family fun! Here are ways you can enjoy Family Day on Monday, February 21, courtesy of your library.

  • OPL expands all branch hours January 30

    The changes offers the Oakville community extended access to our services, resources and programs

  • COVID-19 Library Service Updates for December 19

    Effective December 19, 2021, as a precautionary measure all in-person programming will move to virtual sessions (where possible), and capacity limits at all OPL branches will be in effect at 50%.

  • OPL Holiday Hours 2021/2022

    A friendly reminder that OPL branches will have modified hours during the holiday season.

  • Website Enhancements: December 2023

    Our homepage got a glow up!

  • Write2Xpress 2021 Winners  image

    Write2Xpress 2021 Winners

    This year Oakville teens were asked to write a captivating short story or poem connected to an image of the HMS Oakville Memorial in Tannery Park. We are happy to announce our winners for all categories.

  • OPL releases newly designed 'OPL to Go' mobile application image

    OPL releases newly designed 'OPL to Go' mobile application

    It's here! OPL has launched an updated version of the OPL to Go mobile app with increased functionality, new features, and easy access to the full catalogue.

  • Teen Photo Contest 2021 Winners

    The year Oakville teens were asked to respond to their favourite quote, lyric or story through photography. We are happy to announce our top three entries and an honourable mention. Please join us in congratulating our winners!

  • Ontario Public Library Week 2021: A Recap image

    Ontario Public Library Week 2021: A Recap

    View a recap of Oakville Public Library's (OPL's) celebration of Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW)

  • Ontario Public Library Week 2021 image

    Ontario Public Library Week 2021

    October 17 – 23, 2021: Explore OPL through the people who make our library and our community unique 

  • Glen Abbey Branch's new outdoor space coming Spring 2022

    Coming Spring 2022, Glen Abbey Branch will expand outdoors with a new and functional patio for customers to enjoy.

  • Oakville Public Library & SparkCircle 5th Annual Art Sale image

    Oakville Public Library & SparkCircle 5th Annual Art Sale

    OAKVILLE, ON – Oakville Public Library (OPL) and the SparkCircle are pleased to announce the 5th annual SparkCircle Art Sale.

  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation image

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    September 30, 2021: OPL invites the Oakville community to reflect ​and honour the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities and explore more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples within our community and across Canada

  • News Release: Oakville Public Library approves employee vaccination policy

    OAKVILLE, ON – On September 23, 2021, Oakville Public Library (OPL)’s Board approved a COVID-19 vaccination policy and procedure for all OPL employees

  • Print your proof of COVID-19 vaccination documents for free at OPL

    OPL is providing free printing of proof of COVID-19 vaccination documentation. This service is provided for everyone, cardholder or not. 

  • News Release: Proof of vaccination not required at Oakville Public Library

    OAKVILLE, ON — Oakville Public Library (OPL) will not require proof of COVID-19 vaccination at OPL branches, with the exception of room rental bookings.

  • Back to School with OPL image

    Back to School with OPL

    Check out some of our online learning resources, and upcoming programs to help you get back into learning mode for school!

  • Global News visits the Glen Abbey Creation Zone to learn more about 3D printing  image

    Global News visits the Glen Abbey Creation Zone to learn more about 3D printing

    OAKVILLE, ON

  • News Release: Oakville Public Library to consider employee vaccination policy

    OAKVILLE, ON - Today, The Town of Oakville announced they will be presenting a COVID-19 vaccination policy for all town employees and Members of Council. If passed, OPL will implement a vaccination policy aligned with the Town’s mandate.

  • Oakville Public Library launches OPL StoryWalks® with Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative grant image

    Oakville Public Library launches OPL StoryWalks® with Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative grant

    OAKVILLE, ON – Oakville Public Library (OPL) is honoured to be the recipient of $48,536 in funding from the Government of Canada’s Health Communities Initiative led by the Golden Horseshoe Hub and Oakville Community Foundation. This funding will support the OPL StoryWalks® project.

  • OPL & Toronto Rock Athletic Centre announce community collaboration image

    OPL & Toronto Rock Athletic Centre announce community collaboration

    Oakville Public Library (OPL) and the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre (TRAC) are thrilled to announce a new partnership in an effort to build community connection.

  • Welcome to the new OPL.ca!

    Welcome to the brand new website for the Oakville Public Library.

  • OPL permanently eliminates overdue fines on all library materials

    Exciting news, OPL is officially using a fine-free model

  • Introducing our new library card for kids!

    A new design just for kids

  • OPL offers light therapy lamps

    The lamps are available at Central, Iroquois Ridge, Glen Abbey, Sixteen Mile and Woodside branches. The lamps are not loanable. They are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • OPL announces 2019-2022 Board of Trustees

    OAKVILLE, ON – Oakville Public Library (OPL) has announced its 2019-2022 board, which includes five incumbents and four newly ratified members, to lead the library’s ambitious strategic vision.

  • Oakville Public Library brings the past to life with new digital collection of the Oakville Beaver

    With support from June and Ian Cockwell and Amarna, the de Vries Family Foundation and the Heritage Trust Fund, funds held at the Oakville Community Foundation, the Oakville Public Library (OPL) has recently digitized close to 500 late 20th century issues of the Oakville Beaver and made them available on the Library’s Newspaper Database.

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Download and stream audiobooks for free using your library card and CloudLibrary!