West Grey Public Library Hosting Grand Re-Opening In Durham

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The new West Grey Public Library Durham branch is hosting a grand re-opening tomorrow morning.

Gerri Grant, who sits on the West Grey Library Board, says the change of location from the old Carnegie building is going to be of great benefit to the community.

“The municipality was able to find us a new building more suitable that is wheel-chair accessible, brighter, and was available to us. So now we have finally moved into a new building which is fabulous,” says Grant.

The new location of the library is at 453 Garafraxa St. S, and festivities begin tomorrow morning at 10:45. Grant says there are a number of key things that make the new location much better for the community.

“Accessibility is the main thing. The old building, the cornerstone was 1911 and it opened in 1912, so you can imagine it’s facilities were a little darker, more scarce,” says Grant. “The new facilities are much brighter, more accessible, the shelving is brighter. It’s also all on one floor.”

Many events are taking place as things get underway at 10:45, and Grant says she’s excited for people to come experience the new space.

“There is going to be a town crier at 10:45am, that will be announcing the official opening, so at 11am we will open the doors officially,” says Grant. “There will be Early Years Story time at 11:30am for any young people in the audience. The Durham Art Gallery wil be there at 12:30pm presenting some things representing how the look at libraries. Ralph Clark, who is big in local history, will be hosting a session on that at 1 pm. Then there will be some live music from 1:30pm until 2:30pm.”