Federation of Ontario Public Libraries

Meals, medical aid and more: The evolving role of public libraries and what they stand to lose

‘We’re now becoming multiple-use community hubs that are being driven by a community’s needs,’: John Pateman

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/meals-medical-aid-and-more-the-evolving-role-of-public-libraries-and-what-they-stand-to-lose-1.5114987

Cutting library funding can ‘damage the social infrastructure of a community,’ warns John Pateman, CEO and chief librarian of the Thunder Bay Public Library. (Thunder Bay Public Library)