October is Canadian Library Month!

October is Canadian Library Month! All month long, libraries and library partners across Canada are raising awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. Established in 2006 by the Canadian Library Association, CLM aims to provide “an opportunity for Canadians not familiar with their local library to come down and experience all the services available to them." CLM serves as a way to establish new relationships between the libraries and local communities while at the same time developing existing relationships.

Canadian Library Month also includes a number of other special days and weeks:

Canadian Library Workers Day (third Friday in October) via the Canadian Federation of Library Associations
Canadian School Library Day (fourth Monday in October) via Canadian School Libraries
First Nations Public Library Week (first week in October) via Ontario Library Service
Ontario Public Library Week (third week in October) via Ontario Library Association
Semaine des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (third week in October) via Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec
Saskatchewan Library Week (third week in October) via Saskatchewan Library Association

Be sure to drop in to your local library at some point during October and tell the branch staff how much you appreciate the hard work they do! Happy Library Month, everyone!

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