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What’s happening in June at OPL

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

This June is a busy one at OPL as we kick-off the summer season with a host of programs and activities for the community and library services to support you.

Pride season begins

June signifies the start of Pride celebrations. OPL actively centres and celebrates 2SLGBTQ+ voices and experiences through programming, collection displays, reading recommendations, and sharing community support services resources. Our programs and events will also align with the start of Pride celebrations in June. Learn more about how to celebrate Pride with OPL.

Programs and Events

National Indigenous History Month

Oakville Public Library is situated on Treaty #14 and Treaty #22 lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee. Oakville is currently home to many different First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We encourage the community to learn and explore the voices and stories of Indigenous Peoples in Canada with our resources. OPL has a wide variety of resources and booklists to help you learn more about Indigenous history, experiences and talented artists and writers.

Programs and Learning 

OPL reading lists to learn more about the Indigenous community:

Additionally, June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples Day, which is a further opportunity to recognize and celebrate the heritage, cultures, and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. According to the Government of Canada, “In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of Canada chose June 21, the summer solstice, for National Aboriginal Day, now known as National Indigenous Peoples Day. For generations, many Indigenous peoples and communities have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day due to the significance of the summer solstice as the longest day of the year.” 

Related: We are all Treaty People – Debwewin The Oakville Truth Project

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The next book sale is almost here! Join us from June 21 to 25 at Central Branch. Browse previously loved books, audio visual materials and more, all available for great prices. Learn more about the book sale here and about the Friends of the Library at


Take a stroll (or cycle!) and explore the newest StoryWalks at a local park! Enjoy year-round, self-guided walks with selected stories. Available at Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, Tannery and Waterworks Parks and George Savage Park. This initiative is in partnership with the Town of Oakville. Learn more about the StoryWalks initiative.

Bike Month

Bike Month is a month long celebration of cycling across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Bike Month promotes sustainable transportation, and celebrates the joy, freedom, and the eco-friendly spirit of biking!  In addition to launching our Book Bikes, OPL is working with the Town to promote sustainable transportation, healthy living and bikes.

Another exciting launch to coincide with Bike Month, is of the new Library on the Go book bikes that will offer programming and mini-borrowing library for the community. Keep an eye out this summer on our website and social media for details on where to find one of the book bikes around Oakville. In the meantime, visit our Friendly Finds Library on the Go book bike in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, in partnership with the Bronte BIA. Pick up a free book and read with a lakefront view!


Related: Explore the Town of Oakville’s trails information.

Lifejackets and Sports Kits available for free with your library card

Gear up with OPL and borrow from our vast selection of Sports Kits. We have a wide range of sports equipment, including lacrosse, tennis, cricket, and more.
Lifejackets are available in a variety of sizes for infants, children, and youth and adults. Provided in partnership with the Town of Oakville.
All items are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Holds are not available. Learn more on the OPL website.

Seniors Month

June is Seniors Month in Ontario, a time to recognize the contributions and vibrancy of older adults in our community.

Programs and Events

Library Services and Community Resources

Stay up to date

Register for programs, browse our collections and learn about our range of library services on our website, or visit your local branch and speak to our friendly staff. Also sign-up for our weekly enewsletter to receive the latest library news and reading recommendations right to your inbox.
*Note: Programs listed are subject to change by date and time. For a complete list of all library programming and events visit our online calendar.

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