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
“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!