Alberta’s NDP Government delivered funding to libraries across the province today, including just under $2.8 million coming to the Peace Region.
The Peace Library System is getting a little over $1 million for renovations to their headquarters, along with $850,000 for operating expenses.
Local libraries will also split another $938,000.
“Our government sees strong support for libraries as another way we are making Albertans’ lives better. Libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed-especially our children and those developing skills and knowledge for the job market. As a champion for rural communities, I am particularly proud of the increased support for regional systems that will benefit Albertans in smaller communities,” said Minister of Municipal Affairs, Shaye Anderson.
Over $50 million is being distributed among libraries across Alberta.