Thunder Bay Public Library praised by Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Library has transformed itself from a place to borrow books to a place to heal, Elizabeth Dowdeswell wrote
“The lieutenant governor of Ontario has praised the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) for its work in combating racism and colonialism in the city.
Elizabeth Dowdeswell publishes Stories of Sustainability online, and Monday’s story singled out the library for recognition.
“Fifty years ago, members of the Thunder Bay Public Library would have come to their local branch to read the latest periodicals, discover a new novel, or pore over old maps and newspaper clippings,” Elizabeth Dowdeswell wrote. “On a Friday in 2019, the people of Thunder Bay can walk into their public library and be seen by a nurse. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they can meet with a social worker. And on any day of the week, the public can access Indigenous Knowledge Centres.””