Since 2000, First Nation Public Libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. First Nations Public Library Week is celebrated the first week of October to coincide with Canadian Library Month.
First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services but also to celebrate cultural uniqueness through creative library programming.
We encourage all Ontario libraries to join in its celebration!
Revitalizing Indigenous Languages
September 29 – October 5, 2019
First Nation Public Library Week will take place from September 29 to October 5, 2019. The theme is Revitalizing Indigenous Languages which complements the 2019 UN International Year of Indigenous Languages.
First Nation Public Library Week Planning Committee:
- Randy Penasse, Nipissing Kendaaswin
- Linda Lou Classens, Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library
- Derekica Snake, Delaware First Nation Public Library
Invitation to First Nations Public Library Week Launch
The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation are cordially inviting you to the First Nations Public Library Week launch on Monday, September 30, 2019. We are very pleased to host this annual event that shines a spotlight on the First Nation public libraries in Ontario, which contribute in significant ways to vibrant, growing communities. The Kettle and Stony Point Public Library is an important part of our community, and we look forward to showcasing its many roles. We hope you are able to accept this invitation to visit our community for the ceremony officially launching the 2019 First Nations Public Library Week celebrations.
On September 30th, the ceremony will start at 12:00 p.m. at the Kettle and Stony Point Public Library which is currently located at 9111 West Ipperwash Road, Unit #6. Our community is located on the southeastern shores of Lake Huron approximately 90 kilometers northwest of London. Our website is www.kettlepoint.org where you may find detailed information. We are anticipating attendance from Fist Nations leaders and librarians in Southwestern Ontario, the Ontario Library Association, the Southern Ontario Library Service, and Ontario Library Service – North, and local MPP’s. The media will also be invited to attend and report on this important event promoting First Nation public libraries in Ontario.
Thank you for giving this invitation your utmost consideration. If you require additional details, please feel free to contact Beverly Bressette, Library Coordinator, at Beverly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Miigwetch to Wabauskang First Nation for hosting the 2018 First Nation Public Library Week Launch!