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Public libraries can re-open to the public with restrictions as part of Stage Two of the relaunch

May 22, 2020

As you likely know, the Government of Alberta has announced the province’s relaunch strategy, Opening Soon.

As part of that strategy, the Government of Alberta is beginning to carefully and gradually lift restrictions imposed as part of the COVID-19 response. Stage One of the relaunch began Thursday, May 14th. Public libraries remain closed to the public right now and should continue to offer virtual services during this time.

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Follow-up to April 18th Marigold Board Meeting

Apr 21, 2020 Michelle Toombs, CEO

Saturday, April 18 was a banner day for Marigold. 39 Marigold Trustees participated in our Board meeting, which was a record turnout for Trustees (39 out of 44)! Marigold is pleased that everything worked so smoothly with our first Board Zoom conference. Now we have another reliable option to conduct future meetings. All the motions in the accompanying survey passed.

We were more than excited to see the funding announcement from Dr. Diana Davidson, PLSB Director. This was about the distribution of 50% of the provincial library operating grants that are coming soon.

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eResource changes & additions during closure

Apr 20, 2020 Marigold Library System

Due to the mandatory library closures during this pandemic, many of our eResource providers have allowed temporary additional access to your patrons. Here is a list of those resources at the time of writing:

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Announcement: The Virtual Marigold Library Board Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 9:30am.

Apr 08, 2020 Laura Taylor, Deputy CEO

Information including connection details and agenda items will be distributed by email to Marigold Board members. If you have an affiliation with Marigold Library System and would like to attend the meeting, please contact Marigold Library System before April 16 at Please include your contact information including name, address, phone number, email address, and name of member municipality.

Please note: Board members or their alternates who are officially appointed by participating councils conduct the business of the Board. The Chair may recognize guests/observers and invite them to participate in the discussion; however, they have no voting privileges. Their comments are for information only.

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Marigold update: April 6, 2020

Apr 06, 2020 Michelle Toombs, CEO

It has been three weeks since the COVID situation significantly changed our day-to-day lives. Sincerely hope that you are all well and making the best of this unprecedented situation. Marigold is taking all the necessary precautions to be compliant with the containment efforts suggested by health organizations and the governments, and the good news is that we are all well and very busy. Marigold’s Business Continuity Plan served us well as we transitioned to new ways of communicating and providing service, for which the public is grateful. Here are several comments that the public has shared with us lately:

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