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Musquodoboit Harbour Renovation Project

Beginning December 8, the Library will be closed for the remainder of the renovation project

The Musquodoboit Harbour Renovation Project is wrapping up.

Beginning December 8, the Library and its temporary space will be closed for the remainder of the renovation project. The Library will close December 7 at 8:00pm, and we will be closed for an anticipated 4-5 weeks. This closure will accommodate construction activities and and allow time for Library staff to transfer materials and set up the new space.

Your renovated Library and Community Centre will re-open in early 2018 with a celebratory event. We will be sharing Grand Re-Opening details as soon as they are available.

We would like to thank our Musquodoboit Harbour community for its ongoing support, patience, and enthusiasm during this Renovation Project.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the closure and we look forward to welcoming you to your new and improved Library.

During the Closure

Returns

  • ​You can still return your items to the Library via the returns drop located onsite in Musquodoboit Harbour. It will be emptied regularly.
  • Library materials can also be returned to any academic or public Library in Nova Scotia. The two closest Halifax Public Libraries branches are Cole Harbour and Sheet Harbour.
  • Staff will also be suspending holds to ensure your requested materials do not end up at Musquodoboit Harbour during the closure.

Holds

If you are placing a hold after December 7, you have two options:

  • ​Select a different branch as your pick-up location.
  • Suspend your holds until the branch re-opens. Library staff will be watching for holds placed for Musquodoboit Harbour during the closure, and will suspend any that are left as active.

Final Weeks: Stock Up!

  • ​​Items that are borrowed between Thursday, November 16 and Thursday, December 7 (the last three weeks the Musquodoboit Harbour temporary space is open) will have an extended borrow time of 8 weeks.
  • During the week of December 4-7, pop in for cider and treats while you stock up on materials to carry you through the closure.  

Contact Us During the Closure

General inquiries: Information Services | 902-490-5744 
Media inquiries: Kasia Morrison, Communications Officer |  902-490-5852
Updates on Closure and Re-Opening: Branch voicemail | 902-889-2227 or Check Back here

What is the Renovation Project?

Your Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library and Recreation Centre at The Village Plaza are under construction. The end result will be vibrant, modern, and more accessible. Halifax Public Libraries and Parks & Recreation are looking forward to welcoming the community to a more integrated and open space.

Throughout the renovation, both organizations will be open on site at The Village Plaza, just around the corner. Library hours remain the same. 

The Library will close Thursday, December 7 at 8:00pm for the remainder of the project. Closure information can be found here.

When we re-open in early 2018, we’ll be adding 18 more open hours to our schedule. 

Bookmark this page to stay up to date with the latest project news!

Questions about the renovation?
-Read our answers to Frequently Asked Questions
-Call us at (902) 889-2227

More Hours Coming in 2018

We are pleased to share some exciting news about your Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library.

When we re-open in early 2018, we'll be adding more open hours to our schedule. Our hours will be:

Tuesday - 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

Wednesday - 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

Thursday - 9:00a.m.-8:00p.m.

Friday - 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Saturday - 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Sunday - Closed

Monday - Closed

Project Updates

November 9, 2017

Construction at the site is happening in full force. The space is coming together, and are looking forward to welcoming you when we re-open in early 2018.

October 17, 2017

August 31, 2017

We're finding fun and unique ways to get out and about throughout the renovation. Our new picnic table at the Peace Park is one way you'll see us in the community. Have a seat, and enjoy!

August 1, 2017
The Village Plaza demolition and reconstruction is now underway. The Library is open in its temporary space just around the corner. We continue to host a wide variety of programming for all ages, both on site and out in the community.

Interior construction progress (as of July 12).

Our temporary Library portable space can be seen here in the background.

Renovation FAQ

What is the Musquodoboit Harbour Renovation Project?

Beginning in June 2017, the Library, community centre, and fitness centre at The Village Plaza will be completely refurbished, creating a vibrant, modern, and accessible space for everyone.


When do the renovations begin and when will they be finished?

Renovations will begin June 2017 and be completed in early 2018.

Where can I find the Musquodoboit Harbour Public Library during renovations?

For the duration of the summer and early fall the Library is operating out of a smaller temporary space on the same site as it is currently located. 
Find us just around the corner!

This space will close for the remainder of the project (an anticipated 4-5 weeks) at 8:00pm on Thursday, December 7.

What are the hours at the temporary space?

The hours at the temporary space remain the same:

Tuesday 

 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday  

 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday

 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday

 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Closed

 

What will the hours be at the renovated location?

When we re-open in early 2018, we'll be adding more open hours to our schedule. Our hours will be:

Tuesday 

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday  

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday

9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday

 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday

Closed

Monday

Closed

Can I still bring in books and DVDs from other library branches?

Yes. During the renovation, we will continue to receive deliveries of items from other branches.

Where can I return my library items?

We have an outdoor library return box that will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on the same site as the temporary space. As always, items may be returned to any Halifax Public Libraries branch or any other public, university, or community college library location.

Will the Library still offer programs during the renovations?

Regular programming will continue as normal during the renovations. We have some indoor programming space onsite, and will also be popping up at other locations in the area whenever possible.

What will the Library be like after the renovations?

The Library, community centre, and fitness centre will be completely refurbished, creating a vibrant, modern, and accessible space for everyone. The upgrades include new heating, electrical, and lighting systems, accessible washrooms, gathering areas, and new programming spaces.

Click here
for a preview.

How can I find out about the progress of the project?

Updates will be posted (here) to our What’s Up section on halifaxpubliclibraries.ca, and major updates shared via the @hfxpublib Twitter account. You can also call the Library at (902) 889-2227.

During the closure:

General inquiries: Information Services | 902-490-5744 
Media inquiries: Kasia Morrison, Communications Officer |  902-490-5852
Updates on Closure and Re-Opening: Branch voicemail | 902-889-2227 or Check Back here

 

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