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Let's Talk Libraries

Latest blog posts from the Ontario Library Service.

Ontario Library Service Welcomes Lee Puddephatt

Nov 10,2021
The Ontario Library Service is happy to announce that Lee Puddephatt will be joining the Ontario Library Service Team as Training and Events Coordinator effective November 8th 2021.  Lee brings to our

Going Fine Free: The Public Library Debate

Jun 21,2021
On June 10, 2021 the Ontario Library Service and the OPLA Research and Evaluation Committee partnered to host a panel session and live ONLibChat on the fine free movement in public libraries. Throughout the first

Thank you to the Ontario library community!

Mar 25,2021
Last fall, amid news that the OLS-North and SOLS would be amalgamating, I indicated that I would retire at the end of March 2021. It’s hard to believe that day is quickly approaching. Like many before me who’ve

Blog Series: What can you do as a Library Board to improve the relationship between your municipal council and the public library? (Post #4 of 4)

Mar 18,2021
In a series of guest blogs library board members Andrew Hallikas and Caroline Goulding will be exploring the question What can you do as a Library Board to improve the relationship between your municipal council