Ontario Public Library Week - October 16 to 22, 2022

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

In Ontario, the first week of October features First Nations Public Library Week (October 3-7), and the third week of October is Ontario Public Library Week (October 16-22). If the third week of October falls on a statutory holiday, OPLW will be held the following week.

Ontario Library Association (OLA) is 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. Look out for graphics later on this summer! OLA also typically organizes the OPLW launch event if applicable.

For 2022, Ontario Public Library Week will take place from October 16 to October 22 and the theme is “One Card, One Million Possibilities.”

For questions and comments, please contact communications@accessola.com.

Digital Graphics and Assets

Digital graphics for OPLW/CLM are available through the shareable Dropbox folder.

Poster/Bookmark Orders and Shipping

If your public library system does not have an in-house printer and serves a population of under 7,000 people, poster and bookmark ordering will be available in a standard kit. To place your order, fill out this form between now and September 7.

First Nations Public Library Week - Coordinated by Ontario Library Service

Since 2000, First Nation public libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October to coincide with Canadian Library Month.

First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services but also to celebrate cultural uniqueness through creative library programming. We encourage all Ontario libraries to join in its celebration!

This year, First Nations Public Library Week runs October 3 to 7, 2022 with the theme, “Bekaa, Bzindaachagan | Wait and Listen”.

Please visit the First Nations Public Library Week website for more information about the program history, updates, and resources.

Thank You to Last Year's Ontario Public Library Week Sponsors and Supporters!

The OLA thanks the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for their support of Ontario Public Library Week.