Ministry Awards


The Ontario Public Library Service Awards identify and promote creative public library service ideas. There are two types of Ontario Public Library Service Award, each with categories for large and small libraries. These awards are presented each year at the Public Library Awards Gala on site at the OLA Super Conference.
To apply: Complete the application form and send it to Adam Haviaras, as directed on the form. Version en français. 
Applications are now closed. 

2018 Ontario Public Library Service Awards Shortlist
  • Arnprior Public Library for: Music of Your Life (Music and Memory Program)
  • Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library for: Bkejwanong Library Loves Literacy
  • Georgina Public Library for: Georgina Fan Fest
  • Grey Highlands Public Library for: Grey Highlands Cultural Channel
  • Halton Hills Public Library for: Virtual Reality Outreach Project: Meet Them Where They Are
  • Kitchener Public Library for: Regional Cancer Centre Resource Partnership
  • Orillia Public Library for: Remembrance Day Interactive Exhibit
  • Ottawa Public Library for: Innovation in eBook Services for Public Libraries
  • Pickering Public Library for: Pickering Public Library Connect
  • Pickering Public Library for: Building a Learning Organization: A Foundation for 21st Century Library Service Excellence
  • Region of Waterloo Public Library for: Pop-Up Library Project
  • Simcoe County Public Library for: Simcoe County Libraries Immigrant Hub
  • Temiskaming Shores Public Library for: Valuing Northern Libraries Project
  • Vaughan Public Libraries for: Customer Experience Model
  • Wasaga Beach Public Library for: Connect with Seniors
  • Whitby Public Library for: Whitby Comic Arts Festival (WhitCAF)
  • Whitestone Hagerman Public Library for: Grandmas on Loan

 

2017 Ontario Public Library Service Awards Recipients


 

Angus Mowat Award for Excellence

  • Small Library Category: Rideau Lakes Public Library for: MAPsack
  • Medium Library Category: Clarington Public Library for: Winter WonderLearn
  • Large Library Category: Waterloo Public Library for: Explore Play Learn @ WPL
 

Minister's Award for Innovation

  • Small Library Category: Fort Frances Public Library for: Rainy River District Library Cooperative
  • Medium Library Category: Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Public Library for: Library Express - Alternative Service Delivery Depots
  • Large Library Category: Ottawa Public Library for: A la Carte Food Literacy Project


To view past recipients