“Building Communities”

Co-Chaired by Richard W. Pound and W. David Angus, the second phase of the Capital Campaign aims to complete the renovation of our heritage building. Learn more

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We Thank Our Volunteers!

Volunteers are at the heart of the Atwater Library’s success story. During National Volunteer Week we fêted our volunteers with a reception to recognize their vital contributions.

More than 175 people are giving their talents and time to help run our organization, supplementing the work of nine full-time-equivalent paid staff. Volunteers do most of the front-line service work at the circulation desk, the Computer Centre help desk, and the Book Sale Room. Volunteer also raise funds, assist with planning and hosting events, work in our garden, repair furniture, and contribute to special projects. And, of course, the members of our Board of Directors are volunteers.

The George Hogg Family Foundation has funded our volunteer program for many years, and we are deeply grateful to them.

Our AGM is May 15

The Annual General Meeting of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre is set for TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm in our reading room on the main floor. The meeting will feature reports by our President, Treasurer and the Executive Director, presentation of audited financial statements for 2017, and election of the board of directors for the year ahead. Everyone is welcome.

Living History Collection Launch

Wanda Potrykus, a participant in our seniors-led Living History Collection project, has written a series of articles for WestmountMag.ca online: “Birth of a local living history collection” — part 1 and part 2.

Calling Gardeners!

As the spring progresses, why not consult some of our great books on gardening and plan your projects for the coming season? One example is The New Seed-starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel. Remember that our Seed Library includes packets of seeds that we’re offering to the public.

Library’s Windows are being Conserved

We are partway through the process of conserving the windows in our 1919 heritage building. In late 2016 and 2017 the exterior of our main-floor arched windows and upstairs windows on three facades were done. The $400,000 cost was covered half by generous private donors and half by Parks Canada’s National cost-sharing program for heritage places.

Once the exterior windows are completed, we hope to tackle repairs to the masonry. The necessary funding has yet to be raised.

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