|Release Announcement||Released On||Description|
|Oshawa Public Libraries Presents Award-Winning Journalist and Author, Denise Davy||October 14th, 2021|
|Oshawa Public Libraries Eliminates Late Return Fines for Children and Teen Library Items||September 16th, 2021||
Great news! Oshawa Public Libraries (OPL) is sending kids and teens back to school footloose and fine-free as part of an all-new pilot initiative!
Recognizing how important it is for kids to have access to their public library, OPL has decided to eliminate late fees on children and teen library items such as books, DVDs, and games.
|Region of Durham Outreach Community Hub to launch at Oshawa Public Libraries||July 28th, 2021||
Oshawa Public Libraries is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Region of Durham to establish an Outreach Community Hub at two of its four branches. The new initiative is being introduced in association with the Healthy Communities initiative and begins August 11 at the Oshawa Public Libraries Northview Branch.
|Oshawa Public Libraries - We'll See You Soon!||June 24th, 2021||
We are excited to welcome our customers back into the Library for in-person visits at our McLaughlin, Delpark, and Northview Branches beginning Monday, July 5. The Jess Hann Branch will re-open Tuesday, July 6.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Offers Surprise Checkouts||June 21st, 2021||
Earlier this year, Oshawa Public Libraries (OPL) staff decided to add a fun twist to OPL's popular Library Take-Out (curbside) Service, "Surprise Checkouts!"
|Oshawa Public Libraries Beats the Heat with the TD Summer Reading Club||June 14th, 2021||
Beat summer boredom with summer reads! Canada’s biggest bilingual summer reading club for kids, the TD Summer Reading Club, is launching Monday, June 14! Kids and families can learn more about this year’s summer reading club and sign up to participate by visiting oshlib.ca/tdsrc.
|Oshawa Public Libraries to Begin Offering Computer Appointments June 7, 2021||May 27th, 2021||
Starting June 7, all Oshawa Public Libraries branches will begin offering computer appointments and access to printing and photocopying services in addition to its current Library take-out services.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Presents Best-Selling Author Jennifer Robson||March 11th, 2021||
Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes ever-popular past OPL Writer-in-Residence, and international best-selling author of historical fiction, Jennifer Robson, on Wednesday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. "live" on the Oshawa Public Libraries Zoom platform. At this thought-provoking author event, our history spotlight will shine on Jennifer Robson as she discusses her newest release, Our Darkest Night. A Q&A session will follow.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Launches 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Initiative||February 25th, 2021||
Beginning March 1, Oshawa Public Libraries encourages families to read “1000 Books before Kindergarten” with their children.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Launches Virtual Tax Clinic||February 23rd, 2021||
Oshawa Public Libraries is pleased to introduce a virtual version of their popular tax preparation clinic this year in partnership with the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program and the Canada Revenue Agency. In March and April, eligible individuals with a modest income and simple tax situation may arrange to have their 2020 taxes prepared by a CVITP approved volunteer, free of charge through the Library.
|Oshawa Public Libraries to Begin Re-Opening Select Branches March 1.||February 19th, 2021||
Starting March 1, Oshawa Public Libraries will begin re-opening select branches with limited hours to include in-person visits for browsing library collections, computer appointments and printing services, staff assistance, and Library Take-Out (curbside pick-up).
|Oshawa Public Libraries Hosts Author Desmond Cole for a Live Virtual Discussion||February 17th, 2021||
Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes one of Canada's most celebrated and uncompromising authors, Desmond Cole, on Wednesday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m. "live" on the OPL Facebook page.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Supports Local Isolation Centre||February 4th, 2021||
Oshawa Public Libraries recently delivered Library bags full of donated books and information about the Library's digital offerings to a local Isolation Centre to help guests fight boredom during their quarantine.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Presents Children’s Author and Illustrator Ruth Ohi||January 26th, 2021||
Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes Canadian children’s author and illustrator Ruth Ohi on Monday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. “live” on the Oshawa Public Libraries Facebook page.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Reminds Seniors Being at Home Doesn’t Mean Being Alone||January 20th, 2021||
Initiated during the provincial stay-at-home order issued in January 2021, Oshawa Public Libraries staff began calling approximately 500+ Library members aged 75 and older to chat about how they are and to make sure they know about valuable and helpful Library and community resources available to them.
|Oshawa Public Libraries – Yes, We’re Open for Library Take-Out!||January 13th, 2021||
In alignment with the second provincial emergency and stay-at-home order announced by the Province of Ontario on January 12, we are pleased to continue providing our Curbside Library Take-Out services at the McLaughlin, Jess Hann, and Northview branches.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Supports Children and Teens Virtual Learning||January 11th, 2021||
On the Library’s website you can find quality online learning resources including homework help and other educational tools for students, parents, and educators that support today’s curriculum.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Holiday Closure December 24 – January 1||December 7th, 2020||
For the shared health and safety of our customers and staff, all Oshawa Public Libraries branches will be closed from December 24th through January 1st to perform deep cleaning at all Oshawa Library locations.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Presents: Award-Winning Author Kathy Kacer||November 2nd, 2020||
Oshawa Public Libraries welcomes award-winning author Kathy Kacer, on Monday, November 9th at 6:30 p.m. “live” on the Oshawa Public Libraries Facebook page. At this thought-provoking online event, Kacer will read from her book, To Look a Nazi in the Eye, the true story of 19-year-old Jordana Lebowitz's experience attending the war criminal trial of Oskar Groening.
|Oshawa Public Libraries Celebrates Fifth Annual FanCon||October 30th, 2020||
Oshawa Public Libraries is gearing up for its fifth annual FanCon, with a twist!
This year, OPL’s annual FanCon event will be taking place online from November 2 – 6. Each day will bring something new, from virtual author visits and specially themed story times, to fandom craft tutorials, and more!