Our local branch of the Ottawa Public Library is closed till further notice. Sandy Hill residents who want books they can hold in their hands (as opposed to read on their screens) must currently make the trek to one of the open branches elsewhere in the city. Meanwhile, Diane Stephenson and Ursula Williams, who have been volunteering in the garden for the last four years, have continued to maintain the flower bed in front of the building. Ursula told IMAGE that peonies from her former garden will be transplanted at the library—new growth to watch for in the spring. Meanwhile, end-of-summer blooms brighten the day for passers-by on Rideau, waiting for the day our little library’s doors will open again.