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TORONTO – October 19-26 is Library Week in Ontario, and library workers for the Toronto Public Library City Hall Branch, members of Local 4948 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4948), marked the occasion with postcards, buttons and some sweet treats.

“We wanted to take the opportunity to highlight the contribution libraries and library workers make to communities while celebrating Library Week,” said Maureen O’Reilly, president of CUPE 4948.

“Libraries are more than just buildings with books in them. They are places that have a profoundly positive impact on the communities where they stand. They are meeting places, community hubs, and spaces that enhance residents’ quality of life,” she added.

The celebration and information session outside the Toronto City Hall Branch coincided with National Public Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week. The event was organized by CUPE 4948 and CUPE Ontario’s Library Workers’ Committee.

The public events are an opportunity for library workers to connect with the people they serve, as well as others, while highlighting the importance of libraries in the community.

For more information, please contact:

Maureen O’Reilly
President, CUPE 4948

Kevin Wilson
CUPE Communications