NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 19, 2016) - Workers from the North Bay Public Library (NBPL), members of Local 122-02 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 122-02) today celebrated Ontario Public Library Week with a message that great libraries have great patrons and great people working for them.
"It's always great to see how much people in North Bay and the surrounding area love their libraries and today is no exception," said Scott Robertson, Vice-President of CUPE 122-02.
Throughout the day, library workers handed out postcards and buttons at NBPL's circulation desk to commemorate Public Library Week, which began October 16 and runs until October 22.
Since 1985, Public Library Week has highlighted the vital contributions that public libraries make towards enhancing the quality of life for all residents. Across Ontario, CUPE library workers are marking the week with celebrations scheduled in 16 different communities.
In addition to celebrating the contributions libraries and library workers make to their communities, Public Library Week provides an opportunity to discuss the importance of ensuring libraries and library workers have the resources and tools to best serve their communities, while providing important services and good jobs.
"Libraries make our communities better places to live in, and that's cause for celebration in and of itself," said Maureen O'Reilly, Chair of CUPE Ontario's Library Workers Committee.
"But while we're celebrating the libraries in our communities, it's also important to pay tribute to the thousands of people across the province who work every day to make our libraries great," she added.