The Canadian Library Association has officially proclaimed October as Canadian Library Month, and I couldn’t be happier to celebrate Canada’s many wonderful libraries and the value they bring to our communities. Canada’s librarie
Academic libraries help provide students with the trusted resources they need for their studies. Public libraries help inspire the youth and adults who peruse the shelves. Professional libraries help professionals find the knowledge they need to assist their clients. The list goes on. And that’s not to mention the librarians, who guide us when we get overwhelmed.
But more than the knowledge found within the pages of the books on the shelves, libraries provide an endless list of services that contribute to the wellbeing of the community. Writing workshops, ESL programs, community and cultural events, tutoring and coaching, charity programs, and kids’ activities are all among the valuable services libraries offer to their patrons.
Libraries inspire, they spark a sense of wonder, and they help communities grow. I encourage you to pay a visit to your local library this month (and every month!) as we celebrate the lifelong learning that Canadian libraries
For more information about Canadian Library Month, visit www.librarymonth.ca