Alberta provides the highest level of direct funding to PL boards
“Local libraries got a good announcement.
Friday morning (Nov.8) in Sherwood Park, Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu announced on behalf of the Alberta Government an investment of $37-million into public libraries this year.
“Our libraries are vital community and learning hubs that support local programs while bringing families and neighbours together,” said Madu.
Library funding is remaining the same as in 2018-19, with $31-million going directly to library boards and $6-million in network support.
The goal of the guaranteed funding is to allow libraries to continue delivering important services to communities.
“This funding enables our library to continue providing essential services to our residents, especially job seekers, those with print disabilities and newcomers to Canada,” said Sharon Siga, the CEO of the Strathcona County Library.
According to Madu, Alberta provides the highest level of direct funding to public library boards.”