Regular hours resumed Sept. 7, 2021

15/10/2021

Ottawa Public Library has returned to regular pre-pandemic hours at most branches as of September 7, 2021 — including Sunday hours at 10 branches and InfoService. Hours are posted at branch entrances and on the Hours and location page of the OPL website.   

 

Carp Branch

18/10/2021

Carp branch will be closed on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 for operational use by the City of Ottawa. Regular service will resume Wednesday,  October 27, 2021 at 10 am. 

Overdrive: Issues with older Apple devices or browsers

12/10/2021

Recent changes by Overdrive and Libby have impacted compatibility with older versions of Apple's mobile and desktop operating systems. Those who use older Apple devices (Mac computers running lower than macOS 10.12.1 and iPhones/iPads running iOS 9) may have trouble using the OverDrive desktop or mobile apps, while Libby is no longer supported on iPhones and iPads running iOS 9.

Carlingwood branch: Elevator out of service

18/10/2021

The elevator at Carlingwood branch is currently out of service. 

Alta Vista branch: Reopening October 22

21/10/2021

Alta Vista branch will return to regular service and hours on Friday, October 22, 2021.

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Activities with the letter D

Apr 03, 2020

Hi, everyone! Here are some fun low-tech activities for your family to try together at home. Perhaps you can include this list of activities in your morning routine, or in your afternoon routine following nap time. Please note that we are compiling family literacy ideas for each letter of the alphabet -meaning that you'll have 26 days worth of songs, yoga postures, tongue twisters and more to have fun with! Enjoy :)

 

Down by the bay

Sing along to this version

Down by the bay, where the watermelon grow,

Back to my home, I dare not go

But if I do, My mother will say :

Did you ever see a ….moosedrinking some juice down by the bay

(Repeat chorus)

Did you ever see a …. bearin their underweardown by the bay

(Repeat chorus)

Did you ever see a...catwearing a striped hatdown by the bay

(Repeat chorus)

Make upyour own rhymes. If you have more than one person; you can sing it as a call and response song.

Yoga...Duck Duck...Dolphin!

Sit on the floor. This can be done alone or with others.

Think of all the animals and insects and what shape you could make using your body.

Please remember - yoga doesn’t hurt.

 

Duck pose - squat like a duck and move your hands, open and closed (quack)

Butterfly pose - sit on your bottom, put the bottoms of your feet together and your legs will make a triangle shape. Try to flap your legs like butterfly wings.

Cat shape - on hands and knees, round your back like a halloween cat (meow)

Dog pose - on hands and knees, lift each leg separately (arf)

Cow pose - lift your head and tail while on hands and knees (moo)

Dolphin pose- downward dog on your forearms

 

Down at Grandpa’s farm

Sing along to this version

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm,

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a little red hen (x2) The hen, it makes a sound like this : Cluck cluck cluck (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a big brown cow (x2) The cow, it makes a sound like this : mooo! (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a fat pink pig (x2) The pig, it makes a sound like this : oink oink (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a big black dog (x2) The dog, it makes a sound like this : woof woof (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a yellow bumblebee (x2) The bee, it makes a sound like this : bzzzz (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a pretty blue bird (x2) The bird, it makes a sound like this : tweet tweet (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Down on Grandpa’s farm, there is a fluffy white sheep (x2) The sheep, it makes a sound like this : baaa (x2)

We’re on our way, we’re on our way, on our way to Grandpa’s farm!

 

Number Game

How many times does the digit 5 occur in the numbers from 1-100?

Word Game

Say as many words as you can with the letter D - in 60 seconds. Set a timer and see how many...

Tongue Twister

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

 

Blog post contributed by Kristina from our Alta Vista branch and Sherri from our Rosemount branch.

 

Interested in the other blog posts in this series? Click here to see activities for the rest of the alphabet!