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EDMONTON, AB, October 5, 2018 – The Londonderry Branch of the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) has moved within Londonderry Mall., opens a new window While the move wasn’t far, the change and benefits for the community are big.
EPL has been serving the diverse communities surrounding Londonderry Mall for over four decades. The first library branch in the city’s north end opened in the Dickinsfield Shopping Center at 144 Avenue and 92 Street in 1973. The library was moved to Londonderry Mall in 1984 due to a growth in demand, and the branch was later renovated and expanded in 1997.
“Just over a decade later, more change has taken place to improve accessibility and increase natural light,” said Pilar Martinez, Chief Executive Officer of EPL. “The new space is sleek, open and bright, and better meets the needs of our customers while also matching the recent modern renovations of the mall.”
The new 9,700 square foot location, which first opened to the public on August 13, 2018, is across from Soft Moc and Stockhomme on the main floor of the mall., opens a new window
“Since we opened just over seven weeks ago, we’ve experienced an increase in both visits and class attendance, along with a lot of positive feedback and even some new customers,” said Martinez.
The new space features computer workstations, makerspace equipment to support learning and creating, a quiet study room, a children’s area complete with iPads and large interactive panels that spark imagination, and a program room 400 square feet larger than the previous one.
EPL has 21 locations throughout the city, and the new Londonderry Branch is the third EPL building project to open in 2018, opens a new window. A new standalone Capilano Branch is next later this fall.
About the Edmonton Public Library
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is proud to be 2014 Library of the Year! We’ve come a long way since 1913 when books were all you could find on our shelves… and we’re just getting started! Today, EPL carries everything you care about. We are Edmonton’s largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment. Our professionally trained staff take you beyond Google with the knowledge, discernment and desire to help you navigate a universe of information. The second most visited place in Edmonton, every year EPL hosts over 15.4 million in-branch and online visits across our 21 branches and website. We deliver our incredible content to you everywhere – in the library, at home or on your handheld device. Unmatched access and unrivalled value – that is today’s EPL. EPL is a registered charity and relies on donations to enhance services. Spread the words. www.epl.ca/give
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