“Every single day, multiple people are sending out emergency emails to fill shifts. How is anyone supposed to actually do their job when all they’re doing is trying to keep the branch open?”

We need 84.5 full-time-equivalents but are only asking for an incremental increase of 12.4 FTEs. Increased staffing means an increase in safety.

Community-led safety

“Community Connections provides specialized help navigating information and referring people to someone who can help them, which is exactly what a library is for.”

Community-led safety brings lived experience and trauma-informed approaches to create safer library spaces that welcome all Winnipeggers.

Addressing censorship

2SLGBTQIA+ books and materials belong in libraries!

Public libraries have an obligation to their patrons to provide books that represent the diversity of the community.

We condemn attempts to censor and ban books that discuss gender identity, sexuality, and LGBTQ issues.

An illustration of different kinds of birds perched on a bookcase. They are chirping together, singing" fund out libraries" written on a speech bubble.

Our Asks

  • Saturday and Wednesday hours in all libraries year round
  • Increased funding for Programming, Collections, and Technology
  • Support for the Community Connections space at Millennium Library and Safety Hosts across the system
  • Increased staffing by 12 full-time-equivalents to support these changes

What can you do?