May 17, 2022

Facilities: “Edmonton Library Hoping For Support In Budget Deliberations”

Note: The Edmonton Public Library was the Gale/Library Journal 2014 Library of the Year.

From the Edmonton Sun:

Edmonton’s best-read 50-year-old could be getting a faceilft if a proposed capital budget amendment is passed next week, but a total overhaul could take more than just city dollars.

“Stanley Milner Library is nearly 50 years old and it’s had a few upgrades since then,” said Mayor Don Iveson following a request from Edmonton Public Library (EPL) brass for cash to fund a renovation to the building.

A total of $61.5 million would do the job, something EPL says could be taken care of through pay-as-you-go funds, planned rehab and renewal funding, MSI grants and fundraising.


That’s just the buildings. As for operations, the EPL board has been finding efficiencies despite a lack of continued funding from other orders of government.

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See Also: “A Food Truck for the Brain”: First of Four Edmonton Public Library epl2go Literacy Van Hits the Streets (July 24, 2014)

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