NDP MLA Brenda Bailey says new provincial funding for libraries in Vancouver will benefit people

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VANCOUVER – New Democrat MLA Brenda Bailey announces funding for the Vancouver Public Library, allowing local library users to benefit from modernized technology, enhanced programs and services, and better access to information.

“Libraries are not just a place for books, but are also an important community hub where people of all ages can learn, connect, and grow,” said Brenda Bailey, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek. “With this funding, we can expand library programs, update technology, and provide more resources for everyone in our community”

The Vancouver Public Library is receiving $2,031,268.75 in funding.

All 71 B.C. public libraries, and organizations that help libraries deliver their services, will receive one-time grants totalling $45 million in addition to their annual operating funding. This will give libraries flexibility to address local priorities, including longer hours, bigger digital collections and better access to literacy and lifelong learning opportunities.

This funding gives libraries the flexibility to address local priorities while ensuring they are able to meet the evolving needs of their local communities over the coming years.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28435