Stay Informed

The Ontario Library Association keeps you informed through our publications, social media, and our press releases. 

Check out how you can stay up to date with what’s happening in the library world.

Publication

Ontario Library Association members generously volunteer their time to develop various publications for the association and the general public. These publications inform members of industry news, trends, and current events while engaging them in discussions relevant to their field of interest.

To contribute or get involved with a publication, contact the publication’s editors directly:

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow or like OLA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn for the latest updates on the library world and OLA Events.

Follow the Forest of Reading on Twitter and Facebook, and receive updates on book lists, authors, festivals, and more!

Follow The Library Marketplace on Instagram!

Listen to Library Land Loves Podcast

Join us as library professionals from across the country give us their top five things they are passionate about. Available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Check Us Out on YouTube

You can also check out our YouTube channel that showcases events, promotions and more. Visit the OLA YouTube channel.

Monthly Newsletters

A major benefit to our OLA members is our bi-weekly newsletter that shares news, updates, and promotions from us.

If you wish to receive email updates from the Ontario Library Association, including our member monthly newsletter, become an OLA member today.

Have Something to Promote through Our Newsletters or Social Media?

If you wish for OLA to promote your service, program, event, or initiative through our newsletters or social media accounts, please contact the Marketing and Communications department for more information.

Media Inquiries

The Ontario Library Association welcomes media inquiries. We’re here to assist media in capturing an accurate picture of Ontario’s libraries, while also providing resources and interviews for literacy and education issues. We also curate many nationally acclaimed events and programs, which include the Forest of Reading, Forest of Reading Festival, and the OLA Super Conference.

OLA relies on volunteers who make up our many committees, councils and boards to answer media inquiries. Our volunteers are Ontario’s experts in:

  • Public Libraries
  • School Libraries
  • Academic Libraries
  • Library Trustees
  • Collections and Resources
  • Library Programs
  • Literacy and Education
  • Advocacy Issues
For all media inquiries related to the Ontario Library Association, the Super Conference, or the Forest of Reading, please contact the Marketing and Communications department.
 

Press Room

Five Little Indians Voted as the 2021 Forest of Reading® Evergreen Award™ Winner

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.

Read the Full Press Release


2022 Forest of Reading® Nominated Titles Announced

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.

Read the Full Press Release in English and French


Three Recipients of the 2021 OLA Library Architectural and Design Transformation Award Announced

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.

Read the Full Press Release


2021 Forest of Reading® Winners Announced at Virtual Edition of the Forest of Reading Awards

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

Read the Full Press Releases: May 18 (English), May 19 (English), May 20 (French)


2021 Forest of Reading ® Evergreen Award Nominees Announced

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.

Read the Full Press Release