Winnipeg Public Library worked with Anishinaabe designer Destiny Seymour to create 2 flagship Indigenous collections/ programming spaces at the Millennium Library. Both spaces were gifted names by Elders Barbara and Clarence Nepinak.
The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library at the University of Manitoba houses an Indigenous Health Collection in a space called Kanee Ga Ni-What Kee-Kandamowin Anishinabeck (First Peoples Place of Learning. The Library also maintains an extensive research guide related to Indigenous health.
The Peoples' Library at the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre combines access to adult and children's materials with historical artifacts in a culturally relevant space.
From closed-captioned DVDs to sign language interpreters at programs, Zoom text terminals, books in braille, loaning DAISY players and more, Winnipeg Public Library offers a range of accessible options for people to enjoy what the Library has to offer.
Bibliothèque Ste-Anne Library makes collection materials available on-site for seniors at Villa Youville seniors residence.
Age-friendly services at Winnipeg Public Library include the Library's Home Service. Library staff select materials for readers who are unable to access a Library branch. The Library also trains and coordinates the volunteers who delivery the materials to readers.
Dee note: We received a brief library story indicating that the Valley Regional Library services a mobile library at senior's residences. I couldn't find a link to any info about the program, and haven't heard back from the submitter about it, but could try to follow up again if it's a good fit here. - couldn't find anything either! / mw
CREATIVE SERVICE MODELS
WITH FIRST NATIONS
The library at University College of the North has entered into partnerships with several First Nation communities to provide public library service alongside UCN library services in satellite campus location.
WECOMING RECENT NEWCOMERS
The Public Library Services branch of the Government of Manitoba and Winnipeg Public Library have developed library service orientation information in 14 languages other than English. [Weebly glitching. Here is link http://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/ourservices/newcomers.asp / mw]
The Curriculum Support Centre (a Government of Manitoba library for teachers) provides access to English-as-an-Additional Language teaching resources, as well as providing recommendations of online EAL resources for grades K-12. http://mbcsc.edu.gov.mb.ca/cgi-bin/koha/pages.pl?p=912
The Entry Program, a 4-week orientation program for new immigrants, has made a public library tour a permanent part of its activities. http://www.entryprogram.ca/services.html
The South Interlake Regional Library, like many public libraries across Manitoba, helps people access NNELS - the National Network of Accessible Library Service which provides collections in range of formats.