OPL Foundation teams up with Kiwanis Read-A-Thon to give local children a special day at the Library

The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will welcome the grade 3-4 class of R.E. Wilson Public School to the Nepean Centrepointe branch on Wednesday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. for a presentation by celebrated children’s author, Jan Thornhill. The Ottawa Public Library Foundation (OPLF) is making it possible for this class, and dozens of Kiwanis Read-a-thon participants to enjoy special programs at various branches during the next two weeks.

Date: Wednesday, April 25

Time: 9:45 a.m. (children will arrive by 10:00 a.m.)

Location: Nepean Centrepointe branch, 101 Centrepointe Dr.

In support of the annual Kiwanis Read-a-thon, the OPLF is sponsoring transportation and author presentations for twenty-one elementary school classes. Approximately 800 children will visit seven OPL branches in different areas of the City as part of this special program, which is designed to reinforce the fun of reading and the numerous ways that the Library can help children with pleasure reading and homework.

Contact: Eva Pigeon-Seguin, Communications Assistant Community Partnerships and Programming Ottawa Public Library 613-580-2424, ext. 41307