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January 5, 2016
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Alberton Public Library re-opened

Education, Early Learning and Culture

The Alberton Public Library has moved to its new home in the Old Stone Station at 11 Railway Street in Alberton, says Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Hal Perry.

“The Old Stone Station is a beautiful historic location for this important community library and we are very pleased that library services have been restored to this area,” said Minister Perry. “This heritage building has been renovated by the Town of Alberton to accommodate the needs of the library and all library resources have been moved over to the new location.”

Changes have been made to the facility’s phone number and hours of operation:

Phone Number:

902-231-2090

Hours:

Tuesday: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:30 p.m.

Over 1600 people have library cards from the Alberton location, borrowing over 13,000 items annually, including DVDs, CDs, books and magazines. In 2014, there were 91 programs offered at this library, attended by over 450 children and adults. For more information on the Public Library Service, including locations and hours, visit www.library.pe.ca

About the Old Stone Station:

The Old Stone Station, previously known as the Alberton Railway Station, is a registered historic place under the Heritage Places Protection Act. It is one of only two "boulder stations" in Prince Edward Island, with the other located in Kensington. Both are constructed with granite boulders. The building was constructed in 1904-1905 by architect Charles B. Chappell. The Old Stone Station is adjacent to Stone Station Park, which offers picnic areas and green space in warmer months.

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Media Contact: Katie MacDonald
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