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Impact Story

The Library helped Megan Powell start her business

Megan Powell has found what she needs at the Library. As a small business owner, Megan uses various free Library resources to help build and grow.

“I know that if there’s a problem, I can find something at the Library to gain knowledge and solve it,” she says.

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Indigenous Placemaking includes installations by artists from or with a connection to Treaty 7. Having these pieces in the Library helps create an inclusive space for sharing and gathering of all Nations and communities within the Treaty 7 area, to learn and grow together.

The Short Édition Short Story Dispenser is located at Central Library in LUKES café, which delivers literature and intellectual breaks to enchant readers with free, unexpected, original writing, vending-machine style. At the push of a button, readers chose a 1, 3 or 5 minute story which is unfurled on eco-friendly paper and ready to take and read on the go.

Digital Literacy in the Community enables patrons with barriers to learning to develop the computer skills through a growing network of social agencies and community partners. In 2019, 458 learners advanced their digital literacy skills.

The Library helped Houmou feel more at home in a new city

A resumé development program at the Calgary Public Library helped Houmou Guiro get her first job in Canada. “I had a French resumé, but it’s very different how you do it in Canada. So I learned how to do it and got help to improve my resumé,” she says.

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