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Media Release

For immediate release September 19, 2011

Tantallon Library Celebrates 10 Years in the Community

The Tantallon Public Library is celebrating 10 years in the community with an event on Thursday,October 13 at 7 p.m. It will be an evening of jazz music performed by The Devil’s Horns saxophonequartet, with refreshments, memories and some surprises.

“We’d love to see everyone from the community at this event,” said Elaine Murray, branch managerof the Tantallon Library. “This is their library and we want to celebrate this milestone with them,”said Elaine.

The Tantallon Library opened in the fall of 2001 and provides many services, including Internet-accessible computers, a meeting room and programs for all ages. A popular program at the branch isthe book club, giving community members a place to meet and talk about books.

“The library was a gift that came out to meet us and offer us a direct connection with oursurrounding community. Living outside the urban core is a gift in itself for us, but to have a librarywas the best bonus of all. Thanks to Elaine Murray and to all who contribute to the library,” saidSue Belding, a member of the library’s book club since it opened.

Other highlights and services include:

  • Computer classes covering topics like Skype, Facebook and eBooks;
  • A partnership with Women’s CED Network, providing computer skills training for womenin transition;
  • An Artist of the Month feature began in April 2002, since then there have been115 displaysby local artists in a variety of media;
  • The Leading Readers program, which makes use of teen volunteers to help elementarystudents enjoy reading;
  • Home Delivery Services for local seniors homes as well as individuals who find it difficultto get out;
  • Programs specifically for homeschoolers;
  • A partnership with the Association of Community Living since 2002;
  • Much more.

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Contact:
Marlo R. MacKay
Communications & Marketing Department
Halifax Public Libraries
490-5852