Media Release

Public Invited to Have Their Say in Woodlawn Library Expansion

What: Public meeting on Woodlawn Library expansion
When: Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7 p.m.
Where: Woodlawn United Church Hall, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth

February 25, 2008, Halifax – Halifax Public Libraries is planning to triple the size of the Woodlawn Library branch and is inviting the public to share ideas and thoughts about what the new library should have. This is the first step in making sure the new facilities meet public demands for a better library.

"The public library belongs to the public. We must have input from the public in order to plan services that meet the needs, expectations, and hopes of the community," said Francisca Goldsmith, director of Branch Services. HRM Council recently approved a study to find a new site for the Woodlawn Library so that it can better serve its communities.

The current Woodlawn Library is 4,000 square feet, making it one of the smallest branches of Halifax Public Libraries, yet it has the 6th highest circulation. With more spacious facilities, the Woodlawn Library will be able to offer more community programs, better access to library services such as computers, and a more comprehensive collection of titles.

The public meeting is planned for Monday, March 3, 2008 at 7 p.m., at the Woodlawn United Church Hall, 54 Woodlawn Rd. in Dartmouth.

Media Contact:

Helena Sergakis
Communications Officer
Halifax Public Libraries
Phone: (902) 490-5852
Cell: (902) 476-8605
Fax: (902) 490-5762