Libraries are providing more services than ever — so why aren’t we funding them?

Once, the public library was seen as a destination for bookworms. In recent years, however, libraries have expanded their scope: they’re now meeting needs — both technological and social — that are not being met anywhere else in

On TV Ontario, Steve Paikin interviews three librarians about their

  • Vickery Bowles of the Toronto Public Library
  • Carolyn Doyle of the London Public Library
  • Brian Masschaele of the Elgin County Library


Video length: 18 minutes


The public libraries in and near London, Ontario, face funding challenges.

Mary Baxter of TV Ontario reports:–so-why-arent-we-funding-them


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