October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 16 to 22, 2016. The theme this year is a Visit will get you Thinking,
“The theme is consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values and matches the WPL commitment to lifelong learning, literacy and our pledge to growth and innovation,” says WPL CEO Kitty Pope. “We believe in the freedom to read, learn and discover and hope the theme will encourage members of the community to reconsider their relationship with us, particularly if they haven’t visited in a while. Come and visit the new Windsor Public Library – you’ll be amazed at what you find!”
There are approximately 23,000 library workers in over 22,000 libraries in Canada. Libraries are key partners in supporting literacy and are leaders in providing access to information to all users regardless of age, gender, race, religion, social status, language or location. Libraries are centres where people learn, engage, discover and connect.
“WPL has a direct and positive impact on the lives of Windsorites each and everyday,” says CEO Pope. “It is where new Canadians study for citizenship tests, parents and children learn songs and stories, students learn critical thinking and literacy skills, business owners research the marketplace, readers pick up the latest bestsellers, and seniors feed their lifelong love of reading.”
A Visit will get you Thinking.
Information about activities and events scheduled during October can be obtained by visiting www.windsorpubliclibrary.com.