Media Release

For immediate release December 7, 2011

The Sackville Public Library Is Reopening with a Celebration

The Sackville Public Library is opening with a celebratory event on Sat., Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. The event follows a five-week closure of the library while it was being refurbished.

“We’re so happy to be reopening our doors to the community,” said Kathleen Peverill, branch manager of the Sackville Public Library. “We’ll start off the day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring the Honourable David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage; Mayor Peter Kelly; Councillor Bob Harvey and other elected officials. The new Sackville Heritage Society wall will also be presented at this event, followed with a performance for the children by Razzmatazz at 11 a.m.”

The Sackville Heritage Society wall contains over 20 historical images of the community. These captioned photos have been mounted on a 10 feet by 6 feet board that will permanently hang in the Sackville Public Library.

The refurbishment of the library includes new carpets and paint, two private study carrels and increased areas for laptop plug-ins. There will also be a designated teen area and a quiet study area. “The refurbishment project at the Sackville Public Library is an example of Halifax Public Libraries’ continued investment and commitment to the community and to our branches,” said Halifax Public Libraries’ CEO Judith Hare.

The library will also have new computers throughout the branch, including six MacBooks. “Apple computers offer exciting options, such as creative software, so we’re very pleased to make these available to the public. The MacBooks will be showcased at the event on December 10 and after that, they will be part of a ‘Mac lab’ that will be used in programs at the branch,” said Bruce Gorman, director of information technology and collection management for Halifax Public Libraries.

The Sackville Public Library first opened in 1976 and moved to its current location in the former Acadia School in 1996. It serves a population of nearly 42,000 and circulated over 465,000 items last year. The Sackville Public Library is located at 636 Sackville Drive.


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Marlo R. MacKay
Communications & Marketing Department
Halifax Public Libraries