Episode 104 – Edmonton Public Library: A Little Bit of Wonder

The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) was established in 1913 — more than 100 years ago. It has been a part of our community for generations and has continued evolving to meet the needs of the people in our city.

On this episode, we speak with Pilar Martinez, the Chief Executive Officer of EPL. She tells us how the library goes beyond books to create a safe space of wonder in our community.

Don’t miss Terry O’Reilly and Michael Landsberg at EPL’s Forward Thinking Speaker Series.
Listen to the Overdue Finds Podcast.
Find out more about Ready. Set. READ!
Learn more about EPL’s Outreach Services.
Connect with EPL’s Elder in Residence.
Check out the amazing features of the Stanley A. Milner Library.

Here is a list of endowment funds that have been created by donors to help support Edmonton Public Library:
–  Anchor Fund: Supports operations of libraries serving and programs offered for children living in low-income or other disadvantaged circumstances.
– Edmonton Public Library Shelley Milner Fund: Supports activities and services dedicated to children and youth.
– Endowments that serve general operations:
*Stanley A. Milner Library Fund
*Electro Equinology Fund
*Roper Fund
*Slyvia Syska Fund
*Joseph & Wadona Walsh Memorial Fund

ECF Happenings:
Read the latest on our blog.
See our Rapid Response Fund in action!
Create your own fund to support the causes you care about.
Check out our ECF Fund listing and Strategic Granting Guide.
See more ways ECF connects you with Edmonton’s community.
Check out some of the amazing funds our donors have created.

ECF Grants:
Environmental Operating Grants – Sept. 30
Young Edmonton Grants – Deadline is Oct. 15th.
Upcoming Student Awards:
Click here to find details for all of our student awards!

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Photo for this episode was provided courtesy of Edmonton Public Library.

Sound effect: the chimes were created by Newagesoup on Freesound.