“Canadian Library Month is a unique opportunity to celebrate public libraries, which are cornerstones of healthy, thriving communities.

“And today, on Canadian Library Workers’ Day, I extend a heartfelt thank you to all library staff in the province and commend you for your dedication to providing excellent service to your clients.

“Public library services have always played an important role in the lives of Albertans. And their importance has been even more pronounced during the pandemic.

“During the past year, public libraries have offered in-person services, online programs and web access during a time when people needed them the most.

“Albertans have always valued their public libraries and will continue to enjoy all they have to offer in the days to come. So to those who make libraries possible, thank you, and keep up the great work.”