Tuesday 29 September 2015

The Murdoch C. Smith Memorial Library in Port Williams is being renovated!

Over the course of 6 weeks, starting October 5th, contractors will begin the process of remodeling the interior of the library in Port Williams. The current entrance area will be altered to become more welcoming, in addition to being wheelchair accessible. The children’s and youth sections will undergo changes and renovations. The staff check-out desk will be relocated, and the entire library will see colour updates and furniture replacements. 

Established in 1958 as a branch library within the Annapolis Valley Regional Library system, this important community facility was made possible via monies from the estate of Dr. Murdoch C. Smith. The effective management of the funds over these many years by the Murdoch C. Smith Memorial Library Board has ensured continued financial support of the facility. Their support, in partnership with the Village of Port Williams, will make the new library enhancements possible.

Library services will continue!  During the renovation process, a temporary (albeit smaller) library site will be set up within the same building on the same floor. The items in this collection will appear as “PW Lite” in the web catalogue. We’ll offer the usual open hours and services, and the outdoor book return will remain accessible. On Fridays, we’ll even have the bookmobile on site from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., so please come and visit us! 
We anticipate the library being closed for one day  – Friday, October 2 – as we pack up, relocate to the temporary space, and get ready for the contractors. See you on Saturday, October 3rd in our new temporary location! 

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