Breslau pushing for permanent public library

The push continues in Breslau for a permanent public library.

The Township of Woolwich currently has a satellite branch in the Breslau Community Centre (BCC), however the community is hoping for standalone facilities like in Elmira and St. Jacobs.

In order to determine whether there truly is community interest in a new library, a progress report is coming to Woolwich Council on Tuesday, Aug. 8 on a proposal to renovate the lower level of the BCC into it’s own makeshift branch.

Part of the report includes results from a survey, which shows that 90 per cent of the respondents are in favour of the project.

Despite the wish for a permanent library, the proposed location is seen as an “ideal interim option”.

The recommendation from the Administrators of Rural and Urban Public Libraries of Ontario is for a medium-sized library. It would be built for 5,000 to 10,000 people and could contain up to 24,000 books.

The Region of Waterloo Library Committee will vote to approve the full-service library branch on August 15. If approved, renovation will begin immediately, with a goal of opening on Valentine’s Day, 2024.

The region will continue to offer satellite library service at the BCC until the project is complete.

You can get a complete look at the report here.

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