Fredericton Public Library
The Fredericton Public Library, in the heart of downtown, circulates 400 000 items per year, and approximately 192 000 people visited in 2015. The library is an interactive community hub with diverse programs, services, and spaces. We foster early literacy and childhood development through programs based on the principles of Every Child Ready to Read. We promote technological literacy through coding and internet safety courses for children as well as one-on-one tutorials for adults on social media and the use of our electronic library. For budding entrepreneurs we offer a specialized collection, online databases and programs such as the high school business plan competitions. We believe in inclusivity and offer a variety of services for the visually impaired including an adaptive workstation. With the help of our aboriginal services librarian, the library service has developed a series of Aboriginal storytime kits containing picture books, a musical CD, puppets, and a teacher’s guide. We regularly attend community events like the FredKid Fair and the St. Mary's (Sitansisk) First Nation Powwow and host schools and daycares from the St. Mary’s, Kingsclear, and Fredericton communities. The library houses an art gallery where we showcase local artists. While these services are all noteworthy our greatest strength lies in our people; we are lucky to have a dedicated team of library employees who work with our volunteers and community partners, enriching lives in the Fredericton community.