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River John Public Library & Innovation Centre

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

Location
Located Within River John
Where To Find Us
River John Public Library & Innovation Centre
2725 West Branch Rd
River John, NS B0K 1N0
Areas Served Melville ; River John ; Seafoam ; West Branch
Contact
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Website www.parl.ns.ca/locations/riverjohn.php
E-Mail riverjoh@nsngp.library.ns.ca
Phone 902-351-2599
Toll Free Phone 1-866-779-7761
Contact Margaret MacLean, Branch Assistant; Email: riverjoh@nsngp.library.ns.ca
Alternate Contact Trecia Schell, Branch Manager & Community Services Librarian; Phone: 902-755-6031
Mailing Address c/o River John Public Library 
PO Box 104 
River John Public Library 
2725 West Branch Rd 
River John, NS B0K 1N0
Description & Services
Information The River John Public Library & Innovation Center is located just off of Route 6, Sunrise Trail (by the bridge, on West Branch Road just past the pharmacy) and is located across from the Lions Club Hall and Bissell Park (with the community boat launch/wharf). River John Public Library is one of seven branches in our regional library system. The River John Library is a wireless hotspot (WIFI) with access to high-speed Internet. The Library is also host to the River John Community Web Site at www.riverjohn.com. Visit and see what the community has to offer!  
 
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) and more.   
 
Services:  
Programming, Reader's advisory, reference, inter-library loan, Internet access with free tutoring, public computer workstations, laptop, FAX machine & scanner, photocopier, printer, Makerspace, 3D printer, laminator, digital camera, projector and screens, digital-vinyl recorder, SKYPE, GPS, family play packs and Nordic walking poles. Instructional tours available upon request.  
 
A 24-hour book drop is available outside the Library.  
 
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 (351-2599). 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: http://parl.ns.ca/events/index.php   
 
Children’s & Youth programs -  
- Preschool Storytimes (ages 3-5 years), on Wednesdays at 9:30am 
- LEGOs @Library, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 6:15pm 
- Block Play, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6:15pm 
- Imagination Saturdays, every Saturday from 10:00am-3:00pm, (drop-in) 
 
Adult programs -  
- Book Club, on the 1st Thursday of the month, at 6:00pm 
- NFB Film Club @Library, 4th Thursday of the month at 6:15pm (September to June) 
- Knitting Circle, every Friday morning from 10:00am - 11:30am, (drop-in) 
 
Meeting & Community rooms  
The Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Board will provide non-profit groups with meeting space free of charge in the Library Program Room, 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 contact the River John Library (902-351-2599). The Community Room, and Community office are available for reservations. 
 
Facility Rental: In addition to the regular library services, this branch features a fully equipped boardroom, an outreach office (both of which may be reserved), and a computer training area . For more information, please contact the Library (902-351-2599). 
 
** If you wish to use the Library for Internet Access beyond regular library hours, or for any other computing needs or training, please telephone the Library and arrangements may be made. 
 
Hours Library Hours: 
Tuesdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Wednesdays 10:00am -1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Thursdays 2:00pm - 5:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm 
Fridays 10:00am - 1:00pm & 2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Saturdays 10:00am - 3:00pm 
 
** Community Computing Access site hours:  
Mondays 10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm 5:00pm 
 
If you wish to use the Library for Internet Access beyond these hours, or for any other computing needs or training, please telephone the Library and arrangements may be made.
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
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