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Press Release

For Immediate Release

(Ottawa, October 1, 2012)  The Canadian Library Association is pleased to announce that October is Canadian Library Month. Canadian Library Month provides an opportunity to celebrate libraries across Canada and the important contributions they make to Canadian life.

This year’s theme, Libraries Connect/Bibliothèques Branchées, is a great reminder of just how essential libraries are in the interconnected world in which we live. Libraries are at the centre of Canadian communities, providing a public space for people to meet, learn, connect and grow. From coast to coast to coast, libraries help direct the flow of information and resources. They are places of endless opportunity and provide Canadians with equitable access to library resources.

 “CLA is proud to partner with organizations from across the country to celebrate Canadian Library Month,” stated CLA President Karen Adams.  “During this event, we support all libraries and their staff in their efforts to celebrate the incredible work that they do to provide access to information and other essential services to their users.”

 Every day, year round, libraries across the country are committed to expanding and developing their resources in order to link patrons with the services they need and foster connections between people, ideas and communities. Print collections, reference services, public programmes, downloadable books, music, movies, Internet access, electronic databases, eReaders, gaming and social media are just some of the services libraries offer to help people find what they need.

Canadian libraries, including public, academic, school and special libraries, make an enormous contribution to the personal, professional, academic and creative growth of Canadians. As well, Library and Archives Canada, the country’s national library, collects and preserves Canada’s documentary heritage.

 Let’s all celebrate Canadian Library Month in October 2012 because… Libraries Connect!

 Karen Adams
 CLA President

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