UPDATED: Old Kentville library goes down

Wendy Elliott welliott@kingscountynews.ca
Published on August 24, 2016

KENTVILLE - On Aug. 24 the old library on Cornwallis Street in Kentville came down to make room for a new bridge over the river.

The Kentville branch at 95 Cornwallis St. was once a Volkswagen dealership and later shared the property with the police department.

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The Annapolis Valley Regional Library (AVRL) is operating a small satellite site from a temporary location in the basement of the former St. Stephen and St. Paul United Church. It will be open until the renovations are complete at the library’s new home at 440 Main St.

The library had to be relocated to allow for the replacement of the old bridge over the Cornwallis River. Clearing has taken place for the build.

Click here for a photo slideshow from the demolition.

The wrecking machines were on hand at the old Kentville library branch Aug. 24 to make way for a new Cornwallis River bridge.

©Wendy Elliott, Kingscountynews.ca