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. 

2017 Ontario Public Library Service Awards Shortlist
  • Aurora Public Library: Digital Literacy for Community
  • Clarington Public Library: Winter WonderLearn 
  • Cochrane Public Library: Outreach Program
  • County of Brant Public Library: Place Settings: Collected Works Celebrating the County of Brant
  • County of Prince Edward Public Library: Summer Fun Construction Zone
  • East Gwillimbury Public Library: Holland Landing Food Pantry
  • Fort Frances Public Library: Rainy River District Library Cooperative
  • Hamilton Public Library: The Circuit 4.0 - Collaborative Creative Space
  • Kingston Frontenac Public Library: Viva Voce and the Juvenis Festival - Building Youth Capacity in the Arts
  • Markham Public Library: Online 3D Printer e-Learning Course and Certification
  • Oshawa Public Library: Oshawa Healthy Kids Community Challenge
  • Ottawa Public Library: A la Carte Food Literacy Project
  • Rideau Lakes Public Library: MAPsack
  • Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry County Library: Library Express - Alternative Service Delivery Depots
  • Waterloo Public Library: Explore Play Learn @ WPL
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library: RSVP

 

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