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 K

May 01, 2020

Activities with the Letter K

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 :)

 

Kindness meditation

Close your eyes. Think of ways to be kind to yourself and to others. Be kind with your words and your actions.

Some examples : smile, say thank you, clean up without being asked, read a book, share a poem, write a poem, help a friend...

April was Poetry month, so you can find some poem inspiration here

 

Knock Knock Jokes

Here are a few Knock Knock jokes. Can you create your own play-on-words?

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Olive.

Olive who?

Olive you, too! (I love you too)

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Ice cream soda.

Ice cream soda who?

Ice scream soda people can hear me. (I scream so that people can hear me)

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Amos.

Amos who?

A mosquito bit me. Ouch!

 

Knock Knock...Who’s there?

Boo...

Boo who? (boohoo)

Oh, are you sad? Don’t cry.

 

Kite Yoga

Stand up tall and make a Triangle shape with your arms above your head.

Stand up tall & open your arms, and stand with your feet wide apart like a Star

Imagine you are a Tree and your branches are blowing in the wind. Test your balance. Stand on one leg? Or the other?

Lie down on your back and close your eyes. Imagine that you are a big fluffy white Cloud floating slowly or quickly through the bright blue sky.

Breathe in through your nose and breathe out HARD from your mouth. You are the wind!

Can you think of any more?

 

Three Little Kittens - Mother Goose

Sing along with this version

 

The three little kittens, they lost their mittens, and they began to cry :"Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear, that we have lost our mittens.""What! Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens! Then you shall have no pie.""Meow, meow, meow.""Then you shall have no pie."

The three little kittens, they found their mittens, and they began to cry :

"Oh, mother dear, see here, see here, for we have found our mittens.""Put on your mittens, you silly kittens, and you shall have some pie."

"Purr, purr, purr, oh, let us have some pie."

 

The three little kittens put on their mittens, and soon ate up the pie.

"Oh, mother dear, we greatly fear, that we have soiled our mittens."

"What, soiled your mittens, you naughty kittens!"

Then they began to sigh : "Meow, meow, meow,"

Then they began to sigh.

 

The three little kittens, they washed their mittens, and hung them out to dry.

"Oh, mother dear, do you not hear, that we have washed our mittens?"

"What, washed your mittens, then you're good kittens, but I smell a rat close by."

"Meow, meow, meow, we smell a rat close by."

 

Tongue Twister

Keenly Cleaning Copper Kettles.

 

Blog post contributed by Kristina from the Alta Vista Branch and Sherri from the Rosemount Branch.

 

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