Ontario Public Library Week: October 20 - 26, 2019

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians' lives.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN DATES FOR 2019: The dates for Ontario Public Library Week will shift to October 20 to October 26, 2019, as the third week of October falls on the Thanksgiving holiday weekend this year.

In Ontario, the first week of October features First Nations Public Library Week, September 29 to October 5, and the third week of October is Ontario Public Library Week. (If the third week of October falls on a statutory holiday, OPLW will be held the following week.)

Ontario Library Association (OLA) is excited to be the provincial coordinator for Ontario Public Library Week. As the coordinator, OLA provides public libraries and public library supporters with various promotional resources for Ontario Public Library Week. OLA also organizes the OPLW launch event and facilitates the OPLW contest using #oplw.

This webpage will be updated in summer 2019 with more information on Ontario Public Library Week. For questions and comments, please contact communications@accessola.com.

Poster/Bookmark Orders and Shipping - Preorders Now Open!

Pre-orders for Ontario Public Library Week bookmarks and posters are now open through The Library Marketplace.

The bookmark is double-sided, with one side in French and the other in English. The posters are bilingual this year.

OLA will cover the cost of materials for public libraries and community partners in Ontario. Please note that all OPLW materials will be shipped directly to libraries via Canada Post or UPS.

If your public library serves a population less than 7,000: shipping is covered by the OLA. A promo code will be provided via email if you have ordered posters and bookmarks last year or if you are an OLA member. If your public library serves a population more than 7,000: your library is responsible for shipping costs.

Libraries and community partners will have until Friday, September 6 to place their orders. Due to printing and shipping constraints, we are unable to make exceptions.

Orders will be shipped by mid- to late-September. Print versions of the poster and bookmark will be available through the shareable Dropbox folder.

2019 Ontario Public Library Week Shipping Policy: 
  • Bookmark and poster orders are only available to those public libraries and community partners within Ontario
  • Bookmarks and posters are free (OLA will cover the cost of these materials)
  • If your public library serves a population less than 7,000: shipping is covered by the OLA.
  • If your public library serves a population more than 7,000: your library is responsible for shipping costs. 
  • Libraries and community partners will have until Friday, September 6 to place their orders. Due to printing and shipping constraints, we are unable to make exceptions.
  • Orders will be shipped by mid- to late-September.

  • Digital Graphics, Assets, and Promotional Materials

    OPLW/CLM graphics are now available to download from the shareable Dropbox folder. OLA has included the design for FNPLW as the watermark in the OPLW poster and bookmark. Credit for the floral motif goes to Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Wasauksing First Nation)

    Thank you to last year's sponsors and supporters!

     


    Archived Graphics