OurPublicLibrary.to is a network of 35,000 people dedicated to preserving the integrity of one of the world’s greatest public library systems, the Toronto Public Library. Over 1.2 million Torontonians hold a library card.
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A strong display of commitment to our public library persuaded City Hall to reel in broad funding cuts that would have closed branches and slashed services in 2011. Today, we are campaigning to maintain the presence of staff during open hours because a library without Library Workers is like a book without words.
From the children who are introduced to their first book and a love of reading, to the students and researchers who rely on the public library for their work and to the many, many others who depend on the TPL for cultural enrichment, reading pleasure, and respite from rampant commercialism, this site is for you.
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