New Arts & Culture Library moves into the Memorial Park Library

Oct 14 2016, 9:18 pm

The Calgary Public Library and Wordfest have teamed up to bring Calgarians the Arts & Culture Library, a new section of the Memorial Park Library to life.

Currently the Calgary Public Library has 18 community libraries working with community and arts groups, as well as the Calgary Foundation, to reimagine Memorial Park Library. Soon the library will have 21 community libraries, making Memorial Park Library a community hub and a centre of Calgary’s creative and cultural events and programming.

“This creative collaboration makes official the great work we’ve been doing together for some time,” said Bill Ptacek, CEO, Calgary Public Library of the longstanding relationship between the two partners in a release. “With Wordfest’s incredible relationship with artists and authors, the Library can maximize on Wordfest’s creativity and cultural expertise as we reimagine the Memorial Park Library.”

Image: Memorial Park Library / Media Release

Image: Memorial Park Library / Media Release

“Wordfest is delighted to have worked with the Library to create this opportunity to together build a city of readers,” said Shelley Youngblut, General Director of Wordfest. “Wordfest has always connected Calgarians with literary superstars; now we can unite our collective arts and culture knowledge, expertise, and resources to better serve the members of the Beltline community and all Calgarians!”

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