“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

Latest News

Holiday Schedule

We are CLOSED on MONDAY, June 24, 2019 and MONDAY, July 1, 2019 for the St-Jean Baptiste Day and Canada Day holidays, but are OPEN on the Saturdays as usual.

Elevator-Accessibility Funding Announced

By the spring of 2020, the Atwater Library’s 100-year old heritage building will have an elevator and be accessible to people with physical disabilities.

On May 30, 2019, Public Services and Accessibility Minister Carla Qualtrough visited and announced that the Government of Canada has awarded $608,000 for our accessibility project, which is two-thirds of the estimated total cost. For the Government news release, go here.

The Eric T. Webster Foundation is providing the other one-third of the estimated cost and Foundation director Derek Webster spoke at the ceremony for the Minister’s announcement.

Executive Director Lynn Verge said, “This is a dream come true! … We are thrilled at the prospect of being able to serve comfortably the many people who now struggle with our long steep stairs, and relieved that we will finally be able to offer access to those with more serious physical disabilities.”

With funds raised through our Building Communities Capital Campaign since 2010, many necessary renovations have been completed, including all code-compliance work, new and expanded washrooms, and entrance doors.

Capital Campaign Co-Chairs Richard W. Pound and David W. Angus are continuing to raise funds for urgently needed masonry repairs, bricks repointing, skylight replacement, and interior upgrades.

New Digital Literacy Activities

Please go here for information about our exciting Connect project, funded by the Government of Canada. From the Winter of 2019 through March 31, 2022, we are conducting a variety of activities to get people using computers and digital devices for useful and fun activities.

To find out what we’re offering, subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter by clicking here.

 

Connect with Technology

Calling Gardeners!

Our Seed Library has resources to get you started this season. We’re offering packets of seeds for planting indoors — beans, peas, tomatoes, lettuce and other vegetables.

We also have a growing collection of books on gardening and seed saving. One example is Starting Seeds: How To Grow Healthy, Productive Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers From Seed by Barbara W. Ellis.

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