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With your help, we can play a meaningful role in enhancing Edmonton and building a better community.
Like many other leading libraries, EPL has a broad and growing e-collection, comprehensive world language materials and extensive early literacy programs to name just a few. But what sets EPL apart – where we lead and where other libraries are taking notice – is in the many ways we are changing, adapting and transforming library services to best serve our community.
Why do you give?
Because you have a special connection. Every reason is personal. Some give because they’ve loved their library since childhood. Others appreciate that the work we do is a vital resource for so many.
Those reasons that inspire you to give are our lifeblood. You provide funds for life-changing programs, services and materials that aren’t supported through municipal taxes.
For the past fifty years, the Stanley A. Milner Library has made it possible for Edmontonians to connect, learn and belong. Since 2016 the Milner Library has been undergoing major renovations to better meet the growing needs of our community.
Thanks to the generosity of over 5,000 individuals, EPL surpassed our $10 million fundraising goal for the revitalization of the Stanley A. Milner Library and raised over $18 million from community donations and grants. The revitalization project is now complete, and your downtown library has reopened. We appreciate your support in creating learning opportunities for all Edmontonians. Thank you for making it possible!
Take Your Seat
Become a part of the Muttart Theatre in the revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library!
The Muttart Theatre in the Stanley A. Milner Library is used for classes, events and more which bring learning opportunities to our community. You can purchase your own seat in the Theatre for just $2,020.
Your purchase of a seat includes a plaque that will be displayed with a name, quote or message of your choosing on the back of the chair for 20 years. At the end of 20 years, donors will be given first right of refusal to renew. Seats are selected on a first-pledged, first-selected basis, meaning that the sooner you get your payment or pledge to us, the sooner you'll get to take your seat! All purchases are also eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
With just 199 seats available, don't get stuck standing!
Why are Edmontonians taking their seat in the Muttart Theatre? That's easy!
“We strongly believe that a vibrant public library is a necessity for the well being of a community. Fortunately, Edmonton has a great public library. We contribute to EPL to support the continuation of its good work. We believe that a library theatre will be an important feature of EPL and we encourage others to sponsor the library theatre by ‘taking a seat.’”
- Barry Schloss and Maureen Hemingway Schloss