Support EPL During the Election

The role of public libraries is changing and demand for library services is increasing. 

The Edmonton Public Library continues to be one of Edmonton's most used and best loved services. Why? 

EPL provides an open, inviting, safe, fun and inclusive public space where everyone is welcome to learn, create, discover and grow. With outreach workers, early literacy programs, resources for newcomers and more, there's something for everyone at EPL. 

On an average day at EPL in 2016, there were:

Edmonton Public Library statistics infographic

The Edmonton municipal election is Monday, October 16, 2017. We need your help to ensure the candidates are committed to helping build great cities by supporting great libraries. Voice your support and share your love of EPL during the election. 

What Can You Do to Support EPL?

The short answer is: get involved!

For more details on how to help, check out this list:

  • Ask: Find out if your candidate uses the Library. Inquire about what they will do to help support library services and meet the needs of library users.
  • Advocate: When candidates come to your door, tell them you love EPL and they should too.
  • Attend: Participate in candidate forums in your ward. Voice your support for libraries and ask your candidates to support EPL too. 
  • Announce: Be vocal and show your support for EPL by sporting our "I (heart) EPL" materials. Pick up your FREE button, bumper sticker or lawn sign at any library locationopens a new window
  • Add: Highlight your love of EPL on social media by adding an “I (heart) EPL” graphic to your profile picture. Visit Twibbon to add it for FREE today

Don't forget to vote and be heard on October 16!