Good ideas from Montréal libraries

2013

40 INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES
45 LIBRARIES
3 AWARDS

Montréal libraries are always active in their communities, but this past year, 40 innovative initiatives were launched in the 45 libraries across the network, all thanks to a contest!

Three of these projects really stood out and were recognized in the following categories:

Library

The Lire c’est payant! program, created by the Rosemont library, gives members a fun and original way to pay off their late fees. For each minute spent reading in the library, they get 10 cents knocked off their fine.

Technology

The Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension borough won a prize for creating Trésor des mères du monde, a CD recording of 40 nursery rhymes and bedtime stories from all over the world, but sung by parents living right here in Montréal.

Outreach

The Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough created a library depot for Sainte-Justine Hospital. Called the “troubadour library,” this initiative offers women and children staying at the hospital a selection of regularly updated titles to read.

The winning boroughs each received an artwork by Norman McLaren, whose 100th birthday will be celebrated in 2014.

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