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

“One Can Make a Difference” – President’s Rose - Harold Feder

Harold Feder joined our club in 1996 sponsored by Barb Perrin. He was Chair of the Youth & Community Services Committee in 1999-2000. Harold’s concern for his fellow human definitely shone through on the committee, for as you know, the members of the Youth & Community Services committee must often correspond with those less fortunate in our city. He was Chair of our Sponsored Youth - Circle K Committee in 2000-01. He is still involved with the Circle K and a committed supporter of the students. In 2003-04 Harold was elected to serve as on our Board of Directors. His professionalism and his attention to detail make Harold an excellent Board member. This year, Harold accepted the position of Chair of our Strategic Planning committee which provides guidance and clarity to our organizational structure and future plans for our club. He also found time to put together a Kiwanis hockey team, and they will be playing in their second tournament of the year on April 11-15. Harold has been referred to as being ‘very grounded’, and he is often approached for guidance by our members. Thank you for Making a Difference Harold!