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April 27, 2006
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Tyne Valley Library Moves to the Banks of the Trout River

Community and Cultural Affairs

With twice as much floor space and more room where staff can operate a wide variety of programs and services, the new Tyne Valley Library re-opened recently in a new location located on the quiet banks of the Trout River.

Carolyn Millar, Tyne Valley library technician, credited the Community Library Committee for their active involvement in this project. The Tyne Valley Village Council provided funding for the library furniture and shelving. William Bishop of Noyes Construction built the shelves and new circulation desk. Joey Milligan was the Project Foreman for building renovations, and David Anderson and Resources West were the Project Managers.

“The dedication of time and resources by local area businesses, residents and volunteers reaffirms the important role libraries play in our Island communities, in both urban and rural areas,” said Community and Cultural Affairs Minister Elmer MacFadyen. “Libraries are known to be one of the most significant resources of a community, and I share and support the commonly-held opinion that libraries are important for both preserving and enhancing our way of life.”

The newly renovated building provides more than double the amount of space available for the library and will allow staff to increase both the number and variety of library resources, including books, CDs and DVDs. Residents from Tyne Valley and surrounding communities will enjoy the comfortable seating and will benefit from more space for children’s story hours and adult programming.

Tyne Valley Community Chair, Matt McGuire visited the library and voiced his appreciation for the efforts put in to make this new library a reality. “An improvement to size, location and selection of the library -- especially with the view of the river and parkland -- is an improvement to the quality of life for the residents of our Village,” he said. “Tyne Valley is in the business of making this the best possible place to live. As a Council, we believe this development is another step toward that goal. In our 40th year since incorporating, we are attempting to address some fundamental issues in the Village in order to position ourselves for growth. Tyne Valley is coming to life!”

The Tyne Valley Library is located in the former Credit Union Building at 19 Allan Road. An official opening celebration will be held later this Spring.

Media Contact: Norma Collier
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