Edmonton Kindergarten students to receive free library cards

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  February 17, 2017 – Free library cards will make their way into the hands of more Kindergarten students, thanks to a partnership between the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) and Edmonton Public Schools (EPSB). According to Early Child Development Mapping Project (ECMap), less than 50% of children entering Kindergarten in Edmonton…

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EPL celebrates new Enterprise Square Branch

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  February 7, 2017 – Customers continue to be provided with fabulous library services in Edmonton’s downtown core while the Edmonton Public Library’s Stanley A. Milner Library undergoes a three-year, $69 million renovation. The amazing transformation of the Stanley A. Milner Library will result in a beautiful, vibrant, efficient and functional…

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Edmontonians make their mark on EPL’s Milner Library

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  December 17, 2016 – Edmontonians left their mark on the Stanley A. Milner Library during a public celebration Saturday, ranging from memories scrawled on the walls of the 50-year-old building to a $1 million gift for the upcoming revitalization. As Edmontonians flocked to the downtown branch ahead of its closure…

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Libraries name 2017 Writers in Residence

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  November 24, 2016 – Creative minds interested in everything from playwriting and film to children’s books and graphic novels can look forward to a year of opportunity with David van Belle and Richard Van Camp, who have been named the 2017 Metro Federation Writers in Residence. The Metro Federation is…

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Submissions open for 2017 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  November 17, 2016 – The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has opened the call for book submissions for the 2017 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. Alberta authors can submit their titles until December 31, 2016. One of Alberta’s richest literary prizes, EPL’s $10,000 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award is awarded annually for the…

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EPL to host Illustrator in Residence program this fall

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  October 17, 2016 – Artists of all ages and abilities are in for a treat, as artist and children’s book illustrator Dianna Bonder is taking up residence at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL). The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Canada Joanne Fitzgerald Illustrator in Residence program launched…

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Mayor Don Iveson wins North American leadership award for support of EPL

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  October 7, 2016 – Mayor Don Iveson is being celebrated internationally for championing, promoting and elevating Edmonton’s public library system. Iveson is the 2016 recipient of the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) Urban Leader Award, which was established in 2001 to recognize civic leaders and advocates for public libraries throughout North…

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Wi-Fi hotspots available for borrowing from EPL

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  July 20, 2016 – Edmontonians with limited or no access to the Internet can now add the World Wide Web to a growing list of items they can check out of the library. The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) will begin loaning Wi-Fi hotspots with unlimited data to adult library cardholders…

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Jasper Place wins national Green Building Award

EPL's Jasper Place Branch was recently named a national winner of a 2016 Green Building Award, a joint program of Sustainable Architecture & Building (SABMag)/ecoHouse Canada, and the Canada Green Building Council. Our LEED-certified Jasper Place Branch, designed by Hughes Condon Marler Architects, opened in 2013.

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