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Visits to CanU Running & Read and Pride Winnipeg

CanU: Canada’s Shoe Giveaway in Central Park

Ambassador Carolyn getting ready to talk to the families at Central Park.

Ambassador Carolyn getting ready to talk to the families at Central Park.

On Saturday May 31 library staff were in attendance at the shoe giveaway in Central Park being hosted by the awesome organization Can U Canada. Winnipeg Public Library was invited to set up a table with crafts and literacy games for the many kids who attended. The event was a complete success and 3000 pairs of shoes were given out to inner city families!

An ambassador was on hand to talk to families about the future of the library. Many people graciously took the time to fill in the survey and had some great conversations while waiting in line for the shoes. We met some enthusiastic young library users and their parents from all over the City who were eager to influence the Library’s priorities in planning for the future.

CanU

Sisters Nadia and Ralaine enjoying giant books in our reading tent.

 

Pride Festival Winnipeg

Alexis and Carolyn at Pride ready to survey the crowds!

Alexis and Carolyn at Pride ready to survey the crowds!

Survey ambassadors with iPads in hand joined the crowds of people at the Pride festival at the Forks on Sunday June 1st to get feedback as part of the Inspiring ideas campaign. We handed out bookmarks and stickers and asked people what they think the library’s future should be. Some people spoke about their love of the library for their children and as a valuable study space. Others suggested there be more programming directed at the LGBTQ* community. The conversations were very inspiring and many people took a few minutes away from the festivities to provide us some important feedback and fill in our survey! Happy Pride everyone and thank you for participating!