All libraries, large or small, at their heart provide the same core services – books, computer access, and connection to the larger world. In small communities libraries reflect their communities and meet broad needs including personal connection. Programs and partnerships become ways for the community to share knowledge and connect to others. The library becomes a space to honour local traditions, share ideas and catch up with neighbours.
It’s more important than ever to protect and promote these important cultural hubs in rural areas of our province.
The BCGEU is launching the My Library: Heart of the Community campaign to raise awareness of the important role that libraries play in small communities.