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‘A work of art’: Kentville Library opening postponed

The Kentville Library will reopen in the newly renovated location Oct. 18.
The Kentville Library will reopen in the newly renovated location Oct. 18.

New date yet to be set for move

KENTVILLE, NS - The opening date for the new library has been delayed to allow for some finishing touches.

“Due to a delay in the completion of the construction, the move to the new space has been postponed,” a press release issued by Annapolis Valley Regional Library Oct. 11 reads.

The Kentville Library is temporarily located in the lower level of the former St. Paul and St. Stephen United Church at 440 Main Street while the upper level, soon to become the library’s permanent home, is undergoing renovations.

The previously announced relocation date of Oct. 19 is no longer in effect, meaning the current library location with not be closed from Oct. 16-18 to accommodate the relocation schedule.

Rachel Bedingfield, parks and recreation director for the Town of Kentville, said the town appreciates the patience and understanding from the public while the old building is being transformed into “a work of art.”

“Sometimes things take longer than expected,” she said.

“We’re really pleased with it, and the people that are stopping by to take a look, their breath is taken away. We’ve had really, really positive feedback.”

Bedingfield said some furniture has been moved in, but they still have to make time for the final inspections to take place once the renovation work is complete.

“We’re unbelievably pleased with the work,” she said, commending Parsons Investments for turning the space into a sight to behold.

A new date has yet to be set for the official opening of the Kentville Library, but Bedingfield said they are sticking with the grand opening date of Nov. 25.

For library updates, visit www.valleylibrary.ca.

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