Council discusses new location for Carleton Place Library
At Tuesday evening’s virtual meeting of Carleton Place council, Joanne Henderson, manager of recreation and culture for the town, presented the library’s request for support in their move to a temporary location.
Henderson noted that upcoming and needed renovations to the town’s library would put that site out of commission later this summer through to January or February of next year.
The library board had been working to locate a temporary facility to allow them to offer some of their more popular programs as well as book lending. The final destination will be Carleton Place’s restored train station at 132 Coleman Street which is currently home to a senior’s activity center. The move is expected to happen in mid-August.
The library will use a portion of the building to allow seniors programs to operate as well.
While the entire collection won’t be able to be displayed due to space constraints, library board member and Town Councillor Andrew Tennant commented that popular materials would be available.
The train station, as the library itself, is centrally located and easily accessible by pedestrians and vehicles alike.