Kentville Library move starting in August

Published on July 21, 2016
Kentville C@P site.
Kirk Starratt

The long-awaited relocation of Kentville’s public library is about to begin.

Members of the public have until Aug. 6 to visit the current Kentville Library branch at 95 Cornwallis Street one last time.

The library will be closed from Aug. 7-14, but Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) intends to operate a smaller satellite site from a temporary location until the renovations are complete at the library’s new home, the former United Church at 440 Main Street in Kentville.

A press release issued by AVRL July 21 says more details about the opening of the temporary library will be announced Aug. 15.

“There will be no overdue fines charged on items due during the closure period. The bookdrop will remain open at the current location during the closure week. Items can be returned to the bookdrop or to any other AVRL location,” said Angela Reynolds, community engagement co-ordinator for AVRL.

“The “Mad Science: Fire & Ice” program scheduled for Aug. 9 will be relocated to the Upper Recreation Centre at 354 Main Street, next to Kentville’s Town Hall. Participants in the Summer Reading Club will be able to pick up fast passes and other prizes at any AVRL location, including the Bookmobile.”

The library must be relocated to allow for the neighbouring bridge over the Cornwallis River to be replaced.