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Media Inquiries:

Lynne Price, Chief Executive Officer 

Lynne@marigold.ab.ca

403.934.5334 ext. 248

Laura Taylor, Chief Operating Officer

Laura@marigold.ab.ca

403.934.5334 ext. 242

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Statistics and Facts

Marigold is a not-for-profit collaborative of municipalities in Southern Alberta, that was established in 1981 to provide affordable state-of-the-art public library services and support. Currently, Marigold Headquarters consists of 29 employees.

Service Population:

  • 225,154 Albertans/ 348, 134 including First Nations populations
  • Third largest library system in Alberta based on population
  • One of seven regional library systems in Alberta
  • Serves 43 municipalities, 35 libraries, 12 book deposits, 3 Library Lending Locker installation, Siksika and Stoney Nakoda Nations. To see a comprehensive list of our member libraries click here.
  • 43 representatives on Marigold Library Board appointed by each member municipal Council.

Financial:

  • Annual budget: $5.6 Million in 2022
    • 65% of revenue comes from municipal and library board levies based on a per capita levy rate multiplied by official municipal population (as defined the Alberta Government)
    • 25% of funding comes from Municipal Affairs as a library system operating grant
    • 8% of funding comes from Municipal Affairs for rural residents because Marigold is the Board of Record for 12 rural municipalities. All of this revenue is redirected to member libraries throughout Marigold
    • Want to know more about how we are funded? 
  • Support for 6 libraries located in unincorporated communities with annual cash payments of $9,760 each: Exshaw, Millarville, Carseland, Gleichen, Rumsey, Cessford
  • Registered charity; fully audited every year

Annual Report

Our Annual Report provides detailed information on Marigold's operation, financial situation and our many accomplishments. You can download the Annual Report here.

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