The OPLA Child and Youth Services Committee presents an annual forum for children's and youth library services staff and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and learn about innovative programs and services in order to provide the best programming for children and youth. We are grateful to Keynote Partner Library Bound and our Spotlight Sponsor CELA for their sponsorship and support of this event. 

2019 Event Details

Date: Wednesday October 16th, 2019
Venue: Thunder Bay Public Library, Brodie Resource Library

Program: Click here to view the 2019 program

Registration Opens August 20
$130 Members + Non-Members
$65 Students

Travel Plans
OLA has secured a room block with the Valhalla Inn , which is a ten minute taxi ride or 20 minute Thunder Bay Transit ride from the Brodie Resource Library. This room block is for the Deluxe Two Queen room for $124/night, and is available for the evenings of October 15th and 16th. To book, please call 1-800-964-1121 or email Jayme Dunn at with booking number 191015OLAG by October 1st, 2019. 

 There will be a social from 7-9pm at SKAL Lounge on October 15th for early arrivals, so please plan for that when making your travel arrangements!

Call for Posters:
The Child & Youth Expo is seeking poster sessions for this year's event. Submit your poster idea here by October 1st for consideration. 

OLA Travel Fund

The OLA Board of Directors has established a modest travel fund to ensure members of the association have opportunities to participate in OLA programs despite geographical barriers. For more information.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations will be reimbursed at 75% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can be transferred to another staff member at any point during the registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer requests to 


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