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Olivia Robinson | Amid an opioid crisis that claimed 4,460 lives last year in Canada, some libraries are arming themselves with naloxone in an effort to save their patrons' lives.
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Jared Tailfeathers sits at a table in the Elders' Guidance Circle at the Calgary Public Library. The piece is one of several furnishings called "Tina Dik’iizh | clear road or clear trail," created by Glenna Cardinal, a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member. Image: Olivia Robinson/rabble
Olivia Robinson | Canadian libraries are trying to reconcile the institution's colonial history and how to address the needs of patrons previously neglected by the library -- including Indigenous peoples.
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Aly Velji (left) and Rahma Hashi (right) participated in a packed panel discussion at the Ontario Library Association’s Super Conference in January 2019. Image: Olivia Robinson/rabble
Olivia Robinson | The Toronto Public Library is continually looking to extend its reach beyond its four walls to connect with people, including those who may never have stepped inside the library before.
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The new central branch of the Calgary Public Library is 240,000 square feet and has more than 600,000 items in its collection. Image: Olivia Robinson/rabble
Olivia Robinson | Public libraries are changing how they serve vulnerable and marginalized patrons -- and proving that they're home to more than just books.
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Olivia Robinson | As libraries across Canada face mounting challenges and funding cuts, the question asked by skeptics is the same: does the public library still matter?
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Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | What will those Alberta politicians who insist sales-tax-raising Brad Wall of Saskatchewan is Western Canada’s “real leader” say now?
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Trish Hennessy | Valuing the role of public library workers is a potent sign that we value the people behind one of Toronto's hidden gems.
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Maureen O'Reilly
David J. Climenhaga | Library workers need to be part of a union to protect themselves. The rest of us need them to be part of a union to help us protect the most popular and vulnerable public service in our communities.
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Chelby Marie Daigle | Chelby Marie Daigle recounts her great time spent being a "book" in the Human Library in Ottawa.
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St. Albert Public Library Boiard Chair Kelly Aisenstat
David J. Climenhaga | The public library in the Edmonton-area community of St. Albert has responded to a 26-loan limit on e-books by HarperCollins by saying it won't buy any more electronic books from the company.