Since October 2017, the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library has handed out 1,284 library cards.
The purpose of their new interactive campaign is to raise awareness of a free library card and resources the library provides. So far, it’s showing success.
“At the beginning of the campaign we had 4,292 active cardholders and so far we’ve put 1,284 cards in the hands of residents. We are just amazed at how this campaign has kicked off. It’s an amazing start and we just hope to keep the momentum,” said Michele Feser, library director. “It’s kudos to our staff for sure for really making a great effort to raise awareness about the card campaign and getting a card in everyone’s hand.”
The library has partnered with both Elk Island Public and Catholic School systems and multiple local businesses.
“This outreach is so beneficial. We are building relationships, discovering the needs of the community and making wonderful connections.”
Library members have been visible in the community and will continue to be at various locations to hand out free library cards.