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Antigonish Town & County Library: the People's Place Library

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Location
Located In Antigonish, NS
Where To Find Us
283 Main St
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3
 
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Areas Served Antigonish County
Contact
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Website www.parl.ns.ca/locations/antigonish.php
E-Mail antigonish@parl.ns.ca
Phone 902-863-4276
Contact Kristel Fleuren-Hunter, Branch Librarian, & Children's Services Librarian
Alternate Contact Crystal Wallace-MacEachern, Managing Branch Assistant
Mailing Address c/o Antigonish Town & County Public Library 
283 Main St 
Antigonish, NS B2G 2C3
Description & Services
Information Antigonish Town & County Library is one of seven branches in our regional library system and is located on Main Street (next to the movie theatre). The Antigonish County Adult Learning Association (ACALA) is also located in the library building, and have offices and classroom space in the library. The Antigonish Library is a wireless hotspot (WIFI) with access to high speed Internet.  
 
We offer a full range of free services and access to the resources of all Nova Scotia public libraries.  
 
Collection:  
Books for all ages and interests, reference, large print book, DVDs/videos, magazines, audiobooks, Playaways, downloadable audiobooks, ebooks and emagazines, online databases & instructional programs (such as Ancestry.ca, Rocket Languages, Chilton's Library, Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning, RBdigital, PressReader) and more. 
 
Services:  
Programming, Reader's advisory, reference, inter-library loan, public Internet access, Makerspace, printer, scanner, 3Dprinter, family play packs, Nordic walking poles, and instructional tours available upon request. The Antigonish Library also has a very large Public Art display area, that is available for displays. For more information, please contact the library. 
 
An after hours bookdrop and 24-hour checkout is available at the Library entrance. 
 
Library Programs:  
All library programs are offered free of charge, although space is limited – so please call the Library for more information, and to register (902-863-4276). These regular library programs are offered through the fall until the spring (from September – June) while over the summer months, special programming (such as the Summer Reading Clubs for children) is offered. Throughout the year, special programs are also offered such as workshops, and presentations on a variety of topics. For more information, please visit: www.parl.ns.ca/events .  
 
Children’s & Youth programs -  
- Family Storytimes, Make & Take crafting kits 
 
Adult programs -  
- Book Clubs, Knitting Circles 
 
Meeting Rooms  
The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board will provide non-profit groups with meeting space free of charge in the Library's Community & Meeting Rooms, when not in use for library activities. These meetings are to be of a non-fund raising, non-revenue generating nature. The Board reserves the right to accept or reject requests for the use of meeting space. For more information, please call the library (902-863-4276). 
 
The Antigonish Library has a large Community Room available for reservations, with an adjoining community kitchen and outdoor patio. In addition, this library also has a smaller meeting room space, and a small community office that are also available for reservations. 
 
Hours Mondays 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Tuesdays 10:00am - 8:00pm  
Wednesdays 10:00am - 8:00pm 
Thursdays 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Fridays 10:00am - 8:00pm 
Saturdays 10:00am - 5:00pm 
* Sundays (beginning January 2021) 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible ; The library also provides supported access to the CELA & NNELS audiobook collections for the Visually Impaired & Print Disabled, and has a long-term equipment loan program for DaisyReaders, for library clients. For more information, please contact your local library branch. 
 
The Library also carries Sensory Play (Neurodiversity Tool Kits) developed by AutismNS with sensory, visual and fidget tool bags available for families to borrow.
Special Information
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