Libraries across Nova Scotia are launching a new program with the aims of creating a commemorative list. The Nova Scotia Library Association and 9 Regional libraries are working on “Libraries 150”, a project celebrating Nova Scotia’s writers and citizens, ideas and stories.
Cindy Lelliott is the president of the Library Association and works through the Eastern Counties Regional Library. She says the list of nominated books will be compiled into a list in the fall:
A similar list was compiled during Canada’s centennial anniversary in 1967. Lelliott encourages residents to nominate books from their areas, to add regional tastes to the list. People can nominate books until August the 12th on the website: https://www.150booksns.ca
The monthly fundraising campaign by the Friends of the Antigonish Library has wrapped up, and widely exceeded expectations. The group was hoping to reach a goal of 7,500 dollars, but their monthly total reached almost ten thousand dollars instead.
Sarah Armstrong is chair for the Friends of the Antigonish Library. She is pleased to see the community support for the library, which will result in more books becoming available to patrons:
Coming up in the first weekend in June is a Giant Book Sale being put on by FOAL and the St. Martha’s Hospital Auxiliary. Armstrong is encouraging residents to donate books for the event, of which funds raised will be split between the two groups.