Region of Queens Municipality

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Liverpool, [November 16, 2023] – The Council of the Region of Queens Municipality is committed to developing a new library, which would replace the existing location at the Rossignol Cultural Centre in Liverpool. The current library’s lease expires at the end of 2024 and Municipal staff have identified the Liverpool Business Development Center as a potential and promising new home for the library.

The Liverpool Business Development Center, situated on Harley Umphrey Drive, offers an ideal space, including ample parking, access to green spaces, and more room for programming. The building is also owned by the Municipality.

"In today's times, libraries have evolved into immensely valuable community spaces, fostering educational, cultural, social, economic, and recreational opportunities and interactions," stated Mayor Darlene Norman. " Council will consider the Liverpool Business Development Center space and how it can be transformed into a library that caters to the evolving needs of our communities."

Ashley Nunn-Smith, CEO of South Shore Public Libraries, expressed excitement about the potential space. "It is a blank canvas we can renovate into a modern, innovative community destination that meets the various needs of our customers. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with our municipal partners on this project."

The project’s next steps will be to present a draft design concept to Council for its consideration. If endorsed further design work would be required before renovations could commence.