Upcoming Changes at TBPL

Now that the Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) has a brand new Strategic Plan and a mandate from the community to tackle issues such as racism, decolonization and homelessness, we will be making some further changes to the way we do things around here. Here are just a few examples of what you might see... Continue Reading →

Library as Place

The Ontario Library Association organizes an Annual Institute on the Library as Place. The purpose of this event is to provide a learning opportunity for the library, municipal, design and architect sectors to learn more about physical space and to become better equipped to plan and respond quickly to capitalize on opportunities for development for... Continue Reading →

An Indigenous Partnership: A Shared Community Hub

Decolonization is a necessary process for creating community led and needs based public libraries. Partnerships with Indigenous organizations are a step towards decolonization. Partnerships transform strategies, structures and systems and challenge the organizational culture. At Thunder Bay Public Library (TBPL) decolonization is an outcome of our Reconciliation and Relationship Building Strategy and Action Plan. This... Continue Reading →

Community Led and Needs Based

TBPL is working on its next five year Strategic Plan for the period 2019 – 2023. Previous plans have been produced by external consultants, but this time around we are doing it for ourselves. We are using a tried and tested method of community consultation – known as community conversations - which was developed in... Continue Reading →

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