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The 2018 Elections are Here.
Be a Voice for Ontario’s Libraries.

The 2018 Ontario Provincial (June 7th) and Municipal (October 22nd) elections are a critical opportunity for Ontario’s Library sector to engage with candidates to demonstrate the extensive value that today’s public, school and First Nations libraries provide in communities large and small across Ontario.

Throughout the year, we will need you to share your voice and local perspective to make sure that all candidates and parties understand the vital role of libraries for lifelong learning, community economic development and poverty reduction – and the importance of modernized, sustainable funding to respond to the changing needs of residents, students & local communities.


Libraries Election Guide


Communicating the value of libraries during the Provincial Election

Civic Engagement at Your Library

Civic Engagement at Your Library

Supporting civic engagement at your library

Ontario Libraries Election Brief

Ontario Libraries Election Brief

Share this hand out with your local candidates


Ontario Elections 2018

Ontario’s Libraries

Is your library doing something innovative to engage your patrons this election? Drop us a line and let us know!

Email us at sroberts@accessola.com

For the past three municipal elections Cornwall Public Library has held an “All-Candidates Meet-and-Greet” and Q & A. Members of the community provide questions, and each candidate takes a turn to answer them.

This year Cornwall Public Library will be having an information session for candidates and potential candidates at the library in conjunction with the City Clerk and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Dawn Kiddell, CEO and Chief Librarian, Cornwall Public Library

Public Librarians from Manitoulin Island ask candidates about their commitment to increased public library funding.

University of Toronto’s engaging young voters with their Top 10 tips for Ontario Election Voters & Social Media outreach.