Airdrie Public Library celebrates Snapshot Day
Airdrie Public Library (APL) mission statement: APL is a valuable community service that enhances quality of life and provides opportunities through its inclusive services, programs, collections and spaces that support literacy, lifelong learning, leisure and cultural connections with the community.
Every year, Canadian libraries celebrate Snapshot Day, a time for libraries across the country to record a day in the life the people, programs and activities that make their library so special.
At Airdrie Public Library (APL) on Oct. 8 staff will be taking photos of members and visitors, preschool activities and technology sessions, clubs and programs everything that shows how APL is such an integral part of this community.
Snapshot Day is part of Canadian Library Month, an annual event that raises public awareness of the value of libraries in the lives of Canadians. This years theme, Libraries Connect, expresses the crucial contribution libraries make to their communities.
Libraries connect people all people to information, to thoughts and ideas, to history, to creativity, to each other.
In Canada, more than 21 million people hold a public library card, almost 17,000 of those in Airdrie. Our members from babies to seniors, from teens to families are what makes APL essential, and our mission statement (at top) reflects our dedication to the community.
In our ongoing effort to better serve the people of Airdrie and area, APL will be looking at a new, larger facility in the years to come. Support from the public will be necessary to move forward, and as such, everyone is encouraged to attend the upcoming municipal election forum to bring the topic of a new library to the forefront.
The forum to be held Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at Bert Church Theatre will give City council candidates an opportunity to address issues and questions. Members of the public are welcome to email questions for candidates to the Airdrie Chamber of Commerce (email@example.com). (See story on page 1).
There will also be an opportunity to pose questions from the floor at the forum, so everyone is encouraged to attend to hear what the candidates have to say.
For more information about APL, its programs and services, drop by, visit us at airdriepubliclibrary.ca, or call us at 403-948-0600.