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Promotional Materials Available for Canadian Library Month, Provincial Library Weeks

Promotional Materials Available for Canadian Library Month, Provincial Library Weeks

August 20, 2019

October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives.

Canadian Library Month also includes a number of other special days and weeks:

  • First Nations Public Library Week (first week in October) via Ontario Library Services – North
  • Ontario Public Library Week (third week in October) via Ontario Library Association
  • Semaine des bibliothèques publiques du Québec (third week in October) via Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec
  • Saskatchewan Library Week (third week in October) via Saskatchewan Library Association

Over the last few weeks, the lead associations for these events have released graphics and other promotional materials for use by the Canadian library community.

Canadian Library Month / Ontario Public Library Week

Theme: A Visit Will Get You Thinking

Since 2016, the graphics created by the Ontario Library Association (OLA) for Ontario Public Library Week promotional materials have been modified for use across the country for Canadian Library Month (CLM).

The theme “A Visit Will Get You Thinking” leverages work by the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL), Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS), Ontario Library Service – North (OLS-North) and the Ontario Library Association (OLA) on a marketing effort to drive new relevance with the general public. Core to that effort was the development of the marketing tagline “A Visit Will Get You Thinking.”

Canadian Library Month

Launched in 2006 by the Canadian Library Association (CLA), Canadian Library Month (CLM) provides an opportunity for Canadians not familiar with their local library to come down and experience all the services available to them.

CLM serves as a way to establish new relationships between the libraries and local communities while at the same time developing existing relationships.

Ontario Public Library Week

An annual fall event, Ontario Public Library Week was first announced by the province in 1985 and recognizes the important contribution Ontario’s public libraries make to education, literacy and life-long learning in Ontario communities.

First Nations Public Library Week

Since 2000, First Nation Public Libraries have used one week of the year to raise awareness of their resources, services, programs and activities. In First Nation communities, First Nations Public Library Week is not only an opportunity to promote public library services, but it also celebrates cultural uniqueness through creative library programming.

Theme: Revitalizing Indigenous Languages

Promotional Materials

    • Poster
      • The floral motif created by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley (Wasauksing First Nation) features Indigenous words representing renewal, growth, and revitalization. The artist has provided a list of words and definitions.
    • Banner

Semaine des bibliothèques publiques du Québec

Thème : Apprenez-en plus à votre biblio!

La Semaine des bibliothèques publiques du Québec se déroule toujours la semaine débutant le troisième samedi d’octobre, du samedi au samedi.

Matériel disponible pour le téléchargement :

Saskatchewan Library Week

Theme: Libraries: Building the Future

Saskatchewan Library Week (SLW) is a province-wide, annual event, which promotes the wonderful resources and services that libraries have to offer. Saskatchewan Library Week is celebrated throughout Saskatchewan in all types of libraries, in both urban and rural communities and by all age groups.

(Via Ontario Library Association, Ontario Library Service – North, Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec, and Saskatchewan Library Association)

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