Good ideas from Montréal libraries
40 INNOVATIVE INITIATIVES
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:
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.
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.
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.