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TORONTO, ON (August 15, 2023): On behalf of the Ontario Library Association’s Executive and Board of Directors, it gives us great pleasure to announce Michelle Arbuckle as OLA’s next Executive Director. Michelle will begin in her new role with the Association on September 5th, 2023.
TORONTO, ON (April 5, 2023): Successfully stewarding Canada’s largest and longest running library and information services non-profit organization, the Ontario Library Association (OLA), is no small feat. Doing so with the grace and aplomb consistently demonstrated over the course of fifteen years (and fifteen consecutive OLA Boards and Divisional Councils) will be the legacy left by Shelagh Paterson, the Association’s Executive Director, when she departs her role in August 2023.
TORONTO, ON (February 2, 2022) – The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading is excited to present this year’s nominees for its adult program, the Evergreen Award.
TORONTO, ON (February 1, 2022): The Ontario Library Association (OLA) is thrilled to recognize individuals and organizations that have greatly contributed to Ontario’s libraries. From library advocacy to program development, the recipients of OLA’s 2022 awards have supported school, academic and public libraries with outstanding service to their institutions and communities.
TORONTO, ON (October 18, 2021): After months of reading the best in Canadian fiction and nonfiction for adults, readers from over 85 Ontario libraries have chosen Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians (HarperCollins Publishers Ltd) as this year’s Evergreen Award winner.
TORONTO, ON (October 15, 2021): The Forest of Reading, Canada’s largest recreational reading program, is excited to announce the English and French-language nominees for the 2022 Awards. The Forest of Reading’s mission is to instil the love of reading in people of all ages, while supporting programming in schools and libraries and celebrating Canadian authors, illustrators, and literature.
TORONTO, ON (July 14, 2021): Stunning architecture, connections with local histories, and providing communities with exciting spaces are just a few notables aspects of the recipients of the 2021 Ontario Library Association Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award. The award presentation was made at the OLA Annual Institute on the Library as Place event, held virtually on July 14, 2021.
TORONTO, ON (May 18, 2021) – The Ontario Library Association (OLA) and the Forest of Reading are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Forest of Reading Awards, presented at the Forest of Reading Award ceremonies, a three-day, free digital event, streamed on Curio in partnership with CBC Books, hosted by Ali Hassan
TORONTO, ON (February 1, 2021) – The Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Forest of Reading is excited to present this year’s nominees for its adult program, the Evergreen Award.