MURILLO – The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge celebrated the expansion of its children and youth sections at the two municipal library branches in Rosslyn and Murillo during an Open House held today at the Murillo Library.
Books and other resources were purchased with the support of a $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
This grant has allowed for many new books to be bought as well as new shelving to house them –updating the collections of both branches of the library to better serve the libraries’ youngest members and their families.
“I’m pleased with our government’s investment of $15,000, through the Ontario Trillium Foundation, in support of the Rosslyn and Murillo Branches of Oliver Paipoonge Public Library. This funding will help to purchase reading resources and equipment which will enhance library services for children, youth and families in this rural community. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the library’s staff and volunteers continued success as you provide this valuable service,” commented Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
The Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, located west of Thunder Bay in Northwestern Ontario was created in 1998 after the amalgamation of the townships of Oliver and Paipoonge. It is home to 6000 residents. The library serves over 9,000 people a year.
A leading grant-maker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.