City Librarian's Report for March 2020

March 13, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the March 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. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion Freedom to Read...

Civic Life Programs with MASS LBP

February 20, 2020 | Loretta

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This winter, we're piloting a new stream of programming, Civic Life, in partnership with MASS LBP, which focus on supporting Torontonians in understanding, acting on and connecting with the world beyond their private lives. This program series will deliver a range of activities that aim to foster a strengthened civic...

City Librarian's Report for February 2020

February 14, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the February 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. Breaking Down Barriers to Access, Driving Inclusion Consultation to Support...

Rebuilding Bridges with the LGBTQI2S+ Community

February 13, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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I’d like to share an update on our plans for rebuilding bridges with the LGBTQI2S+ community following this past fall’s room rental controversy. We will be developing a service plan that will outline the activity we will take to better meet the needs of the LGBTQI2S+ community in 2020 and...

City Librarian's Report for January 2020

January 16, 2020 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the January 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. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Toronto Readers Break World Ebook Record......

4 Ways To Achieve Work-Life Balance with George Brown College

January 10, 2020 | Diana L.

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The new year is often a time when people make new goals and resolutions – but what about assessing the amount of time and energy spent at work compared to personal aspects of their life? Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Starting in January, Toronto Public Library, in partnership with...

City Librarian's Report for December 2019

December 5, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the December 2019 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. Advancing Our Digital Platforms Toronto's Six Millionth Ebook of 2019...

City Librarian's Report for November 2019

November 14, 2019 | Vickery Bowles

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Below is my report for the November 2019 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. Palmerston Branch Room Rental Update The room rental event featuring...

5 Tips for a Greener Holiday Season

November 14, 2019 | Sophi

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I’ve just wrapped up my time as Toronto Public Library's Environmentalist in Residence. Thank you to all the staff, community groups and people who attended my programs. It was great to get to know everyone at Richview Branch. I’m inspired by the individual efforts that so many Torontonians are doing...

Let's. Talk. Period. National Period Day is October 19, 2019

October 18, 2019 | Sophi

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Photo Credit: Erol Ahmer via Unsplash. Did you know it’s the world’s first National Period Day in the US is on October 19? According to Period.org, this day is “elevating the issue of period poverty and demanding real change to making period products more accessible for all and ending the...