OPL Storytime goes online

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is bringing storytime to the world wide web.

“Online for you,” the OPL released in a statement today (April 3). “The OPL Storytime program is now available online. Children of all ages, toddlers to elementary school-aged kids, can join us on Zoom for live stories, songs and rhymes. OPL Storytime will take place three mornings per week, while OPL branches are closed due to the pandemic.”

  • Tuesday at 10 a.m. in English
  • Wednesday at 10 a.m. in French 
  • Thursday at 10 a.m. in English and French

“We know that many customers have been missing branch services and seeing their favorite OPL staff – and library employees have been missing being able to help and serve customers in person,” the OPL said. “Here is an opportunity for children and parents to see some familiar faces while they enjoy reading, storytelling, rhymes, and games.”

Children’s programs are a cornerstone of OPL’s mission to inspire learning, spark curiosity and connect people. During this time of physical distancing, it’s important for OPL to continue to:

  • assist parents in their efforts to help developing their child’s reading readiness,
  • provide families in the Ottawa community with resources and services to stay informed, upbeat, and entertained,
  • meet the needs of human connection and interaction currently limited by social isolation.

“A reminder too that, while branches are closed, the OPL website is your gateway to a rich collection of eResources and fun, educational activities for kids and people of all ages,” the OPL said.

Please visit BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca.