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October is Library Month

October 04, 2023 at 6:11 PM



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.

2023 Theme: Libraries for Life / Biblios pour la vie (via Ontario Library Association)

Hashtag: #LibrariesForLife #BibliosPourLaVie

Every year there is one month in the calendar that is known as Canadian Library month, and it is a time for everyone to think about the role that libraries play in the lives of Canadians. Once they were just a place to store books, but now they have become a central hub for people in the community, and they promote many important values such as freedom, political life, and justice.

Over 60% of Canadians have one or more library cards, and you will be welcomed into your local library with open arms. Despite the world of good that libraries do, they have come under attack in recent years by the government with budget cuts but still manage to keep an outstanding service going for all Canadians. That is why Canadian Library Month is held to reflect on all the good that these institutions do.

How to celebrate Canadian Library Month

Supporting your local library is easier than you think. Different libraries will hold different events, workshops, and other options for you to join in with. There is going to be fun for the whole community, so just head down to your local library to find out more about what it is doing this year for this special month.

During Canadian Library Month, let people know how your library has helped you by either organizing an event, writing to your government representative or even just making a post on social media about how much it means to you.

Keep using the services that your local library provides, not just in this month, but every month to make sure you are keeping them going!