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February 10, 2017
Share your favourite library moment to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial and you could win!
Oxford County Library contest celebrates all of the unique ways library branches interact with the community

The Oxford County Library (OCL) is celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation by amassing a list of 150 things to do at the library. All year long, patrons will be asked to contribute to the list by sharing personal photos and/or stories detailing their favourite library moments. These moments will be compiled and shared throughout the year to highlight library services and to celebrate all of the unique ways OCL branches interact with the community.

Patron photos and stories can be uploaded at with every submission earning a ballot towards a monthly draw featuring prizes from local businesses, like Gunn’s Hill Cheese, Ottercreek Woodworks, Patina’s, Oxford Honey and Supplies, Wild Comfort and Jakeman’s Maple Store. Participants can also earn additional ballots by sharing their favourite library moments on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CAN150atOCL. More information and complete contest details can be found online at  

In addition to the contest, library staff will also celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial by sharing famous and interesting Canadian quotes on Facebook. Followers can reminisce over Foster Hewitt’s classic line, “He shoots! He scores!” or discover little-known poetry from Leonard Cohen. Every day promises a new and interesting Canadian quote.

New Oxford County Library logo

Also new in 2017 is a new OCL logo which features the tagline, “Connect. Discover. Share. Become.” This tagline, much like the contest, highlights different ways residents can interact with the local library and underscores how modern library branches have evolved to better serve the community, offering everything from educational resources and unique lending collections to career resources, access to technology, family activities and much, much more.


Lisa Miettinen, CEO Chief Librarian, Oxford County

“We’re celebrating 2017 as a year of discovery and sharing. This contest encourages library users to share their favourite library moments to help others discover new and interesting ways to interact with the library. In fact, many people may be surprised to learn about all the different things you can do at the Oxford County Library.

Social media and online content

Twitter: @_OCL
Facebook: @OxfordCountyLibrary

About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario, Oxford County has a population of approximately 111,700 people across eight municipalities that are “growing stronger together” through a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government incorporated as the County of Oxford. Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2050 and becoming a zero waste community. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture forms a cornerstone of the County’s economy, which boasts 55,000 jobs in a rapidly expanding commercial and industrial sector bolstered by its location at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403. The County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock. Visit or follow our social media sites at Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at


Donna Kemp | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800, ext. 3158 |

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