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Virtual Marigold Library System Board Meeting

Announcement: The Virtual Marigold Library Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 9:30am. Information including connection details and agenda items will be distributed by email to Marigold Board members. If you have an affiliation with Marigold Library System and would like to attend the meeting, please contact Marigold Library System before April 23 at admin@marigold.ab.ca. Please include your contact information including name, address, phone number, email address, and name of member municipality.

Please note: Board members or their alternates who are officially appointed by participating councils conduct the business of the Board. The Chair may recognize guests/observers and invite them to participate in the discussion; however, they have no voting privileges. Their comments are for information only.

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Not a public library; Marigold's new HQ facility takes shape

As the Marigold Library System & Western Irrigation Headquarters building is well into construction, there's a growing misconception in Strathmore that the Strathmore Municipal Library will be occupying the space. We are setting the record straight, and are eagerly awaiting the move into our new building.

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Season's Greetings from Marigold

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season. We have all experienced an extraordinary year with the COVID pandemic, so as 2020 draws to a close, we all hope for an easier time in 2021. This is a good time to reflect on the good things in our lives: that we live in a safe country; that there are many good neighbours who look after us in our hospitals and clinics; that there are more good neighbours who work in grocery stores and libraries, and provide other needed services; and that libraries exist for everyone. Marigold Library System with its member libraries and services (e.g., lockers, books by mail), and especially with its online presence, have provided needed and well-used resources for the 320,000 people who live in municipalities within Marigold’s boundaries. These resources supported learners of all ages as well as people seeking affordable recreation and reliable information. Marigold’s online programs and activities inspired readers while promoting literacy and creativity. We have much to be thankful for, and everyone at Marigold Library System thanks you for your support of libraries, and especially for supporting the special public library in your community. Please be careful and stay safe during this Christmas season. We’ll get through this together.

Michelle Toombs, CEO
Marigold Library System

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