Ontario Public Library Week

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians' lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week, which runs from October 14 to 20, 2018.

Huntsville Public Library is celebrating Ontario Public Library Week through a variety of different events.

Storytime with the Mayor

As a kick-off to Ontario Public Library Week, join us during Preschool Storytime for a special storytime featuring the Mayor.

  • Thursday October 11 at 11:00 to 11:45 AM
Youth Tech Extravaganza

Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week by visiting us for the 4th Annual Youth Tech Extravaganza. Try out tech gadgets, robotics, virtual reality and much more!

  • Tuesday October 16 at 4:00 to 6:00 PM. All ages welcome.
Food For Fines
Bring your non-perishable food items to the library during Ontario Public Library Week and we will donate the items to the Table Food Bank. If you have fines on your card, we will lower them by $1 for every item you donate.
OPLW Contest: #OPLWBookOutfit

The Ontario Public Library Week Contest is held each year by the Ontario Library Association (OLA).

This year, we are holding a photo contest, where Ontarians can win great prizes by showing off their matching book cover and outfits. Use your library cards to create an eye-catching photo and tell us why you love your public library!

The contest will be open October 11 to October 20.

Here’s How You Can Enter:

  1. Pick a book to match your outfit and take a photo of you or in a group.
  2. Tell us how you use your library card or why you love your public library.
  3. Share your photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #OPLWBookOutfit.

You Could Win:

  • Forest of Reading Award nominee book set (approx. $200 value)
  • An e-reader (approx. $175 value)
  • A prize pack from The Library Marketplace (approx. $200 value)

More Information:

This contest is only open to residents of Ontario, Canada. Ontario Public Library Week is celebrated across the province during the third week of October, and is administered by the Ontario Library Association (OLA). OLA respects your right to privacy, and will not share your personal information with third-party affiliates.

The winners will be chosen by staff and volunteers of the Association. By entering this contest, you consent to have your submitted photo content used in OLA promotions. Photos that are not the creation of the entrant will be disqualified without warning.

Libraries and community partners are free to enter this competition, and, if selected as the winner, may donate their prize to a community of their choice.

The contest will run from October 11, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. EST to October 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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