At the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Awards ceremony in 2013, Library Board member Doug Franks and Administrator Donna Penney accepted the Certificate of Accreditation for Rideau Lakes Public Library.

The Ontario Public Library Guidelines Program was established by the public library community to recognize excellence in library service. In 2018, Rideau Lakes Public Library achieved re-accreditation at two of our branches.

For leadership work on the Movement and Play (MAPSack) project, the Library won the 2017 Angus Mowat Award of Excellence.