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Will you join us in our mission?  You can make a difference in the lives of many Edmontonians by helping to ensure easy, convenient access to essential resources. 


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Welcome Baby

EPL's Welcome Baby program puts books and early literacy resources into the hands of newborns and their parents as part of the two-month immunization.  A library card, books and story times are the first steps to a love of reading and success later in life. 

With your financial donation every child in Edmonton will have that same opportunity. A child without early childhood education is:

  • 25% more likely to drop out of school*
  • 40% more likely to become a teenage parent*
  • 70% morel likely to be arrested for a violent crime*

The estimated cost of the program materials is $1.5 million for five years and will provide program materials for over 12,000 babies per year.


>> More information about the Welcome Baby program


*"Why Investments in Early Childhood Work" by The Ounce of Prevention Fund

epl2go Literacy Vans

epl2go Literacy Vans will bring the latest technology resources, along with library programs and services, to Edmontonians who don't have easy access to the library  – those who live in new or underserved communities throughout our growing city, including in seniors’ homes, daycares, boys and girls clubs, group homes, schools and more. We do not want location or transportation issues to be a barrier for those groups who need us the most.

Your donation will help put four new epl2go literacy vans - one for each quadrant of the city - onto Edmonton Streets.

One epl2go Literacy Van is already on the streets!  $750,000 will fully outfit three more vans.


>> More information about the EPL Literacy Vans

Donate a Car

Donate A Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Edmonton Public Library.  We provide free towing in many areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you Donate your  RV, boat, motorcycle or other vehicle to Edmonton Public Library through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction depending on its condition, age and location. Donate A Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for your Charity to benefit. After your Vehicle Donation is complete,  Edmonton Public Library will send you a tax receipt within 45 days!


Leave a Legacy

The EPL Legacy Society is a dedicated group of people who all have one thing in common - they love the Edmonton Public Library. All members of the EPL Legacy Society plan to leave a legacy by making planned gift to the Edmonton Public Library.
What is planned giving?
In its most basic form, planned giving is a type of donation that allows you to make a gift to the Edmonton Public Library in the future. The most common planned gifts include bequests in wills, life insurance and residual interest in real estate. The great thing about planned gifts is that they do not require you to make any contributions today. Your gift intention is simply created today, but the actual gift will be made in the future.
Why should you leave a legacy?
Donors will choose to leave a legacy for many reasons. Some want their memory to live on, other simply want to support EPL because it is an organization that is near and dear to their heart. In all cases your membership in the EPL Legacy Society will ensure that EPL can continue to do what it does best – provide quality public service to the people of Edmonton through innovation, education and a commitment to accessible collections, services and programs.
The EPL Legacy Society will acknowledge and honour those who have recognized the special role EPL plays in Edmonton, and who are committed to ensuring sustainable library funding for years to come.

For more information on Leaving a Legacy at the Edmonton Public Library please contact our Fund Development Division

Partnering with EPL. It just makes sense. Check out who is partnering with EPL!

The Edmonton Public Library is proud to partner with organizations who are dedicated to making a difference in the communties in which they work, live and play. Partnering with Edmonton Public library not only solidifies your commitment to the City of Edmonton, but provides your organization with an exciting and unique way to achieve your strategic business objectives.


Click here to see a list of our current partners! 


Why should your organization partner with EPL?

  1. We can connect you.
    EPL is a well respected and utilized organization that is open and accessible to all members of the community. EPL is the second most visited place in Edmonton with 14 million in person and online visits in 2012. With 17 locations city-wide, thousands of programs and increasing membership, EPL offers you an amazing opportunity to increase your visibility and awareness through promotional opportunities and public events. Being an EPL Corporate Partner also allows you the exclusive opportunity to network with other corporate partners, philanthropists, industry leading professionals, politicians and media.

  2. We can deliver results.
    All EPL Corporate Partners have the opportunity to customize the benefits they receive. Perhaps you want exposure at an EPL event, you want to support children’s literacy or you want the opportunity to connect with newcomers to Edmonton - it's all possible when you become an EPL Corporate Partner.
  3. We know what works.
    At EPL we understand that a partnership will only truly last if both sides are benefiting from the relationship. At EPL we take the time to identify solutions that will work for your organization and provide benefits that have real value for you. Please contact the Fund Development Division to book your partnership discovery session today!


Please act today! Your gift will ensure all Edmontonians have access to library resources for sharing, discovery and learning - today and for future generations.


EPL Fund Development Division

Edmonton Public Library
Fund Development Division
7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4

Alexis Millar
Marketing & Fund Development Assistant
Telephone: 780.496.6626
Fax: 780.496.1982

Related Board Policies:
E2 - Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code
G1 - Gift Acceptance