The Economic Impact of Vaughan Public Libraries On the City of Vaughan

The Economic Impact of Vaughan Public Libraries On the City of Vaughan Summary of Findings: Vaughan Public Library Delivers $5.95 of Economic Impact for Every $1 Spent, for a total economic impact of over $80 million The results of Vaughan Public Library’s economic impact demonstration clearly indicate that Vaughan Public Libraries delivers a strong Return on Investment, through the delivery of library services that enhance Vaughan’s competitiveness and prosperity and contribute to a better quality of life for all. For every dollar invested in Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL), Vaughan residents receive $5.95 in value. This benefit results from the market value of services delivered, or direct tangible benefits and the stimulus to Vaughan’s economy from direct spending and re-spending (indirect tangible benefits). The Economic Impact of VPL on the City of Vaughan.doc 01’15  ...

Creation Space Symposium at Vaughan Public Libraries April 25th

Hi FOPL Friends: Attached please find an invitation to attend a Creation Space Symposium Vaughan Public Libraries are hosting April 25th, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at Vaughan City Hall. So You’ve Built a Creation Space – Now What? Discovering and Discussing the Impact, Integration and Challenges of the Maker Movement Within Our Community. Inexpensive, informative, and fun.  What more could you ask for? Please feel free to share this invitation with everyone. Hope to see you in April! Margie Margie Singleton, BA, MLS, MCML Chief Executive Officer Vaughan Public Libraries 2191 Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan, Ontario L6A 4W2 905.653.READ (7323) ext. 4601 Enrich   Inspire   Transform Our Mission:  Vaughan Public Libraries offers welcoming destinations that educate, excite and empower our community Cheers, Stephen   Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries sabram@fopl.ca stephen.abram@gmail.com Cel: 416-669-4855 FOPL: 416-395-0746 Registration Form – So You’ve Built a Creation Space Now What Invitation – So You’ve Built a Creation Space Now What...

Pickering Library Article in the Toronto Star

Just wanted to bring your attention to this article in case you missed it: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/05/pickering-residents-borrow-internet-with-a-library-card.html The clients’ stories in the article demonstrate the power of stories to convey impact.  In fact, it was the stories that peaked the interest of the...

Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award

Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Librarianship.ca > News > Kudos > Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award Brampton Library Wins ALA-PLA Upstart Innovation Award February 25, 2017 “Congratulations to the Brampton Library on receiving the Public Library Association’s (PLA) Upstart Innovation Award! The Upstart Library Innovation Award honors a public library’s innovative or creative service program with a $2,000 honorarium. The 2017 winner is Brampton Library in Brampton, Ontario, Canada for its Welcoming Newcomers for Settlement Success initiative. The library partners with the City of Brampton and Brampton Transit to offer bus tours to newcomers, which take participants around to the library branches and other citywide highlights. Along the route, library staff promote collections and programs to help guide participants’ settlement success in Canada.”  ...