It's sometimes called the living room of the community, a public space with free access to resources, information, and of course public activities. Libraries have a long history of standing for education and literacy, but in more recent decades, The Library has evolved into an active and engaging space with a little bit of something for everyone; all still for free of course.
In Estevan, the public library embraces this new mandate and provides the community with more than just books. Luc Reid, the new Branch Manager at the Estevan Public Library (EPL), explains that " traditionally the public library has been a free space in basically any city or municipality" and that they [the EPL] believe in providing free programming in the spirit of that tradition.
He adds that on average the EPL delivers approximately 30 free programs per month across a broad demographic of patrons.
Given this dedication to community service, it is not surprising that Estevan's Western Financial raised over $900 at two seperate fundraisers to be donated to the library. All funds will contribute to providing additional free programs, expanding collections, and more exciting library initiatives at the EPL.