Wednesday, March 20, 2013
EPL has been the first library in Canada to take quite a few milestone steps. EPL was the first to use a computer-based circulation system, the first to offer patrons online access to their catalog, and the first to operate out of a streetcar – the predecessor to the bookmobile.
Edmonton has scheduled events all throughout 2013 to celebrate their centennial. There are photo displays on the history of the EPL system, outdoor festivals with live music, games, and activities, barbeques later this summer, and comedian Rick Mercer will perform free for all EPL cardholders in June.
Stop by their website www.epl.ca/100 to get more information on the events they have planned and get some ideas for your library’s next big celebration!
Congratulations to the staff of Edmonton Public Library and to the Edmonton, AB community on 100 years!