Public Library Issues

Public libraries are consistently ranked within the top 3 services a community values most. Yet their value and complexity of relevant services are not always understood. Included in this section are backgrounders, briefs, and resources to support awareness and development of public library services and issues.

How are Ontario’s public libraries evolving to meet a changing society and a digital age? Check out The Agenda’s spotlight on public libraries: “Ontario Hubs: Our Changing Libraries”

OLA's Recommendations for Public Library Funding

The Ontario Library Association, with the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) has submitted recommendations as part of the Ontario’s 2020 Pre-Budget consultation process.

You can read OLA and FOPL’s full 2020 Pre-Budget Submission here. For up to date information on all OLA’s government relations efforts, visit the Government Consultations and Letters page of this website.

Personalizable Public Library Advocacy Resources

Looking for a quick, easy and editable advocacy resources for your public library? We’ve got you covered. Use our template on Canva to create your own Value of Public Libraries Postcard. Use our template on Canva to create your own Value of Public Libraries Postcard.

Advocacy Resources and Information Briefs

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