COUNTY OPENS THE NEW ABOYNE LIBRARY BRANCH AND CHILDREN'S EARLY YEARS DIVISION

Posted on Friday March 17, 2017
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ABOYNE ON- The County of Wellington, the Wellington County Library Board and the County Social Services Committee officially re-opened the new Aboyne Library branch and Children's Early Years Division offices today.

The new modern design of this multi-purpose building allows for a seamless integration between library services and the Children's Early Years Division office space.

"We've modernized and revitalized this library branch," said Warden Dennis Lever. "We've also added Children's Early Years Division offices at this location to better serve our rural residents. These services complement each other nicely and will serve the community well."

In addition to excellent library programming, this new multi-use facility will serve as a child care resource centre for parents looking for child care, resources, and/or who may have developmental concerns for their children.

"Nine Children's Early Years Division staff members will be working out of Aboyne offering easier access to child care services for our rural residents," commented David Anderson, Chair of the County's Social Services Committee. "This location will also be used by other community partnership agencies to conduct development assessments on children, as well as provide resources for home child care providers and parents needing fee subsidy."

Building Features include:

  • New multi-functional Community Room and a Public Meeting Room
  • 8 public access computers
  • Corner fireplace in the new reading lounge
  • Dedicated artist recognition wall
  • Early Years Consultation Room
  • Community work stations

"This is another wonderful example of what can happen when the community and the County come together in collaboration," says Councillor Rob Black, the Chair of the County Library Board. "The Aboyne library is now on par with the other modern library branches throughout Wellington County."

The $1.2 million dollar renovation was built using the County's Green Legacy Building Standards, meets barrier-free accessibility standards and was designed to complement the Wellington County Museum and Archives next door.

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