Susanna Pfisterer wins $10,000 EPL Alberta Readers’ Choice Award for ‘Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill’

EDMONTON, AB,  September 16, 2017 – An enthralling true story about a legend in the field of mountaineering and safety in the Rocky Mountains is the winner of the $10,000 2017 Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. Fifty Percent of Mountaineering is Uphill is the first novel from Jasper native Susanna Pfisterer, and was published by NeWest […]

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EPL’s fleet is complete

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  June 21, 2017 – Think food truck, but with early literacy and the latest in digital technology on the menu. The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) celebrated a full fleet of four epl2go Literacy Vans with 1,300 students and their families at a Free Footie tournament on Wednesday. “EPL’s literacy vans […]

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Kenna Houncaren and Aaida Peerani named to EPL Board of Trustees

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  May 11, 2017 – Two new members have been appointed to the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Board of Trustees. Kenna Houncaren, Vice-President of Acquisitions at Stantec, and Aaida Peerani, a staff lawyer at the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta, commenced their roles on May 1, 2017. With a Bachelor […]

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EPL introduces LitLove

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB, April 1, 2017 – Single Edmontonians with a passion for reading can now find love based on proximity and their literary interests. Similar to Tinder or Bumble, this new app from the Edmonton Public Library is called LitLove. If a Jane Eyre zealot comes across a Fifty Shades of Grey […]

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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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