Dog assisted therapy coming to various Ottawa Public Library branches


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) has partnered with Ottawa Therapy Dogs andTherapeutic Paws of Canada to offer dog therapy programs at various branches during the summer teen exam period. The dog therapy programs will offer teens a chance to meet and interact with therapy dogs, and to de-stress while they are studying for their exams.


Teens can also beat exam stress by studying in OPL branches during Teen Exam Cram,June 10-24. They can receive help preparing for their exams, with their final assignments, and even receive a few surprises!


In addition to helping teens, the dog therapy programs are available to all individuals who might be experiencing stress, anxiety, or who are going through a difficult time. OPL customers can visit one of the participating branches to experience firsthand out how meeting a new furry friend can help them.


Tuesday, June 16, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Nepean Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe


Wednesday, June 17, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Greenboro, 363 Lorry Greenberg


Thursday, June 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

St-Laurent, 515 Côté


Thursday, June 18, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Beaverbrook, 2500 Campeau


Saturday, June 20, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Carlingwood, 281 Woodroffe


Monday June 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Beaverbrook, 2500 Campeau


Monday June 22, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Centennial, 3870 Old Richmond


Tuesday, June 23, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Beaverbrook, 2500 Campeau


The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at, mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook Contact us at 613-580-2940 or If it’s out there, it’s in here!

OttawaStart Staff


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