Yukon Public Libraries are inviting Yukoners to celebrate National Library Month throughout the month of October and Yukon Libraries Week from October 18 to 23. There will be various events planned at participating libraries across the territory in keeping with this year’s theme of “one million possibilities”.
The Whitehorse Public Library is starting this year’s celebration by extending its hours to seven days a week, welcoming back patrons on Mondays and evenings. There will also be an open house on Saturday, October 23, with treats and games.
Despite the pandemic, Yukon Public Libraries have evolved their operations to meet the changing needs of the public. They have invested in more online and virtual content, and provided new and exciting digital tools to help access a wide range of online publications and training. These new tools provide Yukoners with expanded access to library services remotely, wherever they may be.
Libraries are vital for Yukoners across the territory and we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic how, beyond just books, libraries provide access to valuable resources and services. We want to encourage people to come enjoy all that the Yukon’s 15 community libraries offer and the one million possibilities it will lead to. I am also delighted we are extending operational hours in Whitehorse for even more possibilities to discover and connect.
Minister of Community Services Richard Mostyn
The Whitehorse Public Library is open:
- Monday from noon to 8 p.m.
- Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All public libraries in the Yukon have now returned to standard operating hours.
Yukon Public Libraries offers access to a variety of online resource such as e-books, audio books, movies, music, digital magazines and newspapers, and online training.
Tools such as Daisy Readers, c-pens and magnifiers are also available to make library resources more accessible for those who may have an impairment or disability.