“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

Our 2019 Gala

Please save the date! Our Annual Benefit Cocktail Party is set for Wednesday, November 6 in our own building. The gala evening will feature live music by the Dave Turner Jazz Trio, a sensational silent auction, tasty hors d’oeuvres and smoked meat, wine and beer. We’re seeking business sponsorships and inviting silent auction donations. Tickets go on sale in September.

Summer Activities

During July and August 2019, we’re conducting CONNECT project activities. Wednesday afternoons there are INTERNET PEER CAFÉ gatherings of seniors and young people working on digital media projects. Thursday afternoons we’re offering DIGITAL HELP HUB service by appointment. For information and to register, please contact Richard Cassidy: 514-935-7344 or richard@atwaterlibrary.ca.

Our Lunchtime SeriesFinancial Literacy seriesBook Club, and Alzheimer Café recess for most of the summer and resume in September.

Our Book Sale Room is relocated to the main floor inside the Computer Centre for the duration of our elevator construction project.

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.


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