Support Public Libraries during the Provincial Election

The role of public libraries is changing and demand for library services is increasing. The Edmonton Public Library continues to be one of Edmonton's most used and best loved services. Why? 

At EPL, customers have access to outreach workers, early literacy programs, resources for newcomersPublic-Library-Door-Hanger, support for job seekers and so much more!

Every day, thousands of Edmontonians directly benefit from a wide variety of library services. Here is what EPL customers enjoyed last year.

Public libraries provide an open, safe, fun and inclusive public space where everyone is welcome to learn, create, discover and grow. Learn more about why public libraries are integral to Alberta communities.

The provincial election is Tuesday, April 16. We need your help to ensure the candidates are committed to helping build great communities by supporting great libraries. Voice your support and share your love of EPL during the election. 

What Can You Do to Support EPL and Public Libraries?

The short answer is: get involved!

For more details on how you can help, check out this list:

  • Ask: Find out if your candidate uses the public library. Inquire about what they will do to help support library services and meet the needs of library users.
  • Advocate: When candidates come to your door, tell them you love EPL and public libraries and they should too. You can also display a library advocacy door hanger to show your EPL love. Pick up a door hanger for free at your local library. 
  • Attend: Participate in candidate forums in your community. Voice your support for libraries and ask your candidates to support EPL too. 
  • Add: Highlight your love of EPL on social media by adding an “I (heart) EPL” graphic to your profile picture. Visit Twibbon to add it for FREE today!

Don't forget to vote and be heard on Tuesday, April 16! Polls are officially open, find out what ID is required to vote.