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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Top 5 vying for $10,000 literary prize revealed

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  May 5, 2017 – The five books in the running for the richest literary prize in the province have been announced. Trimmed to a list of five by a jury of Edmonton Public Library (EPL) staff, the public will go to the polls starting July 4 to vote for their…

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EPL introduces new Elder in Residence program

For immediate release: EDMONTON, AB,  April 7, 2017 – Customers can now visit the library to experience Indigenous culture, traditional knowledge and spiritual support in a new capacity, as Elder Wilson Bearhead (Nakota) from the Paul First Nation has been named the Edmonton Public Library’s first Elder in Residence. As part of EPL’s commitment to…

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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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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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