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From Metro Calgary:
Calgary’s public libraries continue to see rapid growth, with total in-person visits edging up seven per cent last year to exceed 5.724 million, according to a new report.
The growth comes in spite of “less than average” funding from the City of Calgary, acting CEO Ellen Humphrey told aldermen on the community and protective services committee Wednesday, adding that there’s much more the city’s library’s could offer.
As examples, Humphrey said library staff would like to expand support services for early literacy and simply keep more branches open for longer hours.