Media Release

Woodlawn Library - Final Public Consultation & Study Results

What: Results from Woodlawn Library expansion study
When: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 / 7 p.m.
Where: Woodlawn United Church Hall, 54 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth

June 9, 2008 (Halifax) – Halifax Public Libraries will present the results of the study into the expansion of the Woodlawn Library branch during a public meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at the Woodlawn United Church Hall in Dartmouth.

The study identifies space requirements, building features and site criteria for the expanded branch, all of which will be presented and discussed during the public meeting. “We’ve looked closely at what the public wants in a newly expanded branch, and we’re now ready to present those results toward finding a suitable home for the Woodlawn Library, one that will better meet the needs of the community,” said Francisca Goldsmith, director of Branch Services for Halifax Public Libraries.

The current Woodlawn Library is 4,000 square feet, making it one of the smallest urban branches of Halifax Public Libraries, yet it has the 4th highest circulation. In 2006-07, more than 388,000 items were circulated, or 154 items per hour of operation, well above the system-wide average of 127 items per hour. The projected new library branch will be three times the size of the current one, enabling it to offer more community programs, better access to library services such as computers, and a more comprehensive collection.

Media Contact:

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