City Librarian's Report for April 2021

April 16, 2021 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the April 2021 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Opening up our public space Design-a-Bookmark Contest 2021 Winners...

City Librarian's Report for March 2021

March 12, 2021 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the March 2021 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Opening up our public space grab & go bags...

City Librarian's Report for February 2021

February 12, 2021 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the February 2021 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Opening up our public space TPL Reading Challenge 2020:...

City Librarian's Report for January 2021

January 15, 2021 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the January 2021 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Opening up our public space An Online Afternoon Performance...

City Librarian's Report for November 2020

November 6, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the November 2020 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Opening up our public space Customers love our online...

Nature: Accessible For Everyone? Thoughts From Our 2020 Environmentalist in Residence

November 5, 2020 | Diana L.

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What does it mean for something to be accessible? Accessibility is a difficult term to define; it can mean different things to different people. Even the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) does not define the term. To better understand the concept myself, I had the great pleasure of...

Treaties Recognition Week 2020: Recommended Watching and Reading

October 30, 2020 | Jamie

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Treaties Recognition Week began in 2016, as a way to show continued relevance of treaties in our lives. It is the first week in November each year. Much of Canada exists under treaty agreements for shared use of the land between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Treaties "define ongoing rights and...

Nature: So Close, Yet So Far? Thoughts From Our 2020 Environmentalist in Residence

October 13, 2020 | Diana L.

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What do you think of when you read the word "nature"? It is a rather large and liquid concept. Every reader might have a different image pop into mind. A forest, mountain range, lake, and ocean are large-scale forces of nature that many of us might think of. But, you...

City Librarian's Report for October 2020

October 8, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the October 2020 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting, summarizing key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. Opening up our public space Reopening Our Branches To date,...

City Librarian's Report for September 2020

September 11, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the September 2020 Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board meeting. It summarizes key activities in support of the priorities outlined in our strategic plan. This report covers items that are not part of the Board agenda package. For up-to-date information about our reopening, please visit Our...