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The Toronto Reference Library Wants Your Stories


It seems like ages ago DJ Cyber-Rap (remember him?) proclaimed himself "the Toronto Reference Library regular." No doubt he has a few stories to tell about the place, and he's probably not alone. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Toronto Reference Library is canvassing the city looking for stories about how it has changed people's lives. Whether you started a business with the small business resources, wrote a paper that launched an academic career, or stumbled into the love of your life between the stacks, the library wants to hear about it.

Projects like [murmur] and the Memory Archive have shown us the degree to which stories can influence (and be influenced by) a public space, so I'm interested to hear the winning stories. Successful submissions will appear in a booklet distributed by the library, and a "snazzy Library travel mug" could also be yours.

Submissions can be handed in electronically, and detailed guidelines can be found on the library's website.

Image by Metrix X of the blogTO flickr pool.


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