Friday, September 21, 2012

Inspire: The next chapter of Calgary's libraries

A new Central Library is long overdue. The existing library first opened nearly 50 years ago. It was created to support a library system serving up to 400,000 people. With Calgary now home to more than 1 million residents and with the ever-growing advancements in technology, it has become challenging to serve the needs of today’s Calgarians.

Planning is underway and citizens are key to the process. We need to understand what services and resources citizens would like to see in their libraries.  We also want ideas about what experiences citizens want to have while they’re there. Collecting information, ideas and thoughts from people of all walks of life, of varying ages and with different interests will help us to shape all new libraries in the future – from the inside out.

We’ve heard from more than 12,000 Calgarians over the summer and now we’d like to hear from you.

Drop-in at any one of our upcoming engagement sessions* and participate in free, family-friendly activities and help inspire the next chapter of Calgary libraries!
Saturday, Sept. 22 
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Symon’s Valley United Church
38 Kincora Rise N.W.

Thursday, Sept. 27 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
First Alliance Church
12345 40 St. S.E.

Saturday, Oct. 13 
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Dalhousie Community Association Hall
5432 Dalhart Rd N.W.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cedarbrae Community Association
11024 Oakfield Dr. S.W.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Pineridge Community Association
6024 Rundlehorn Dr. N.E.

*An additional session is being planned for a downtown location. Details for that event will be announced once they become available.

Light refreshments provided. Participants are encouraged to read the discussion papers prior to attending.

You can find project information on Visit the site to sign up for project updates or to view the discussion papers. You can also follow our Twitter feed and ‘like’ us on Facebook - either way, we want to hear from you. Join the conversation, and help us inspire the next chapter of Calgary libraries!

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