A Circular Communities Success Story – Town of Banff Library of Things
The Recycling Council of Alberta is working with select municipalities across Alberta on the Circular Communities Project to create opportunities to design out waste and conserve resources to transition to a circular economy.
The Town of Banff is one of the Alberta communities participating in the Circular Communities Project. They created an opportunity to embrace a Circular Economy within their town with a Town of Banff Library of Things.
The Banff Public Library and the Town of Banff partnered to develop an object lending program that offers access to useful items that are rarely needed, hard to store, or are expensive to purchase. By using their library cards, Banff and Lake Louise residents can borrow a variety of things from tool, digital, hobby, cooking and home categories. By loaning instead of owning, Library of Things users can save money, free up storage space, and reduce waste. You can check out everything included in the Town of Banff Library of Things here.
Banff’s Library of Things has received the following awards over its first year in operation:
|2022 Marigold Making a Difference Award|
|2022 Minister’s Award for Public Library Excellence|
|2022 Punch Jackson Award of Excellence in Library Service|
|2022 Alberta Bhayana Family Foundation Awards|
As part of the Alberta Minister’s Award for Public Library Excellence, this informative video about the Town of Banff Library of Things was made.
The Recycling Council of Alberta is proud of the Banff Public Library and the Town of Banff’s effort and success in implementing a circular initiative as part of the Circular Communities project.