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After the closure of Lakevale Consolidated School in 1991, a community library was developed beginning with some 50 books. Joyce MacEachern became the first librarian and was assisted by Kathryn Collicot and Anita Gavin. At that time, Dr. Carmen MacIntosh and his wife Norma generously donated a large number of books. A plaque was placed in the library in their honor. The library was open to the public each Saturday from 2PM – 4PM. In 2002, it changed hands and became operational under a committee which included Marg Brown, Barb Lerikos, Betty Webber, Brenda Botterill and Kay Gunn with Sheila Redden as Chair. In October of 2002 a computer was given to the Library from the Pictou Antigonish Regional Library and a printer was donated by the Municipal Council. Before March of 2003, the library became the 10th CAP site in Antigonish area under the coordination of Melanie Pauls. With the assistance of the committee, books on loan and summer reading programs for children have been set up. An honor system works well, allowing community members to borrow and return books when the Center is open for other activities.
In 2008 with a new paint job, a comfortable sitting area, a magazine shelf, three computers a copier fax printer and a photo copier plus a great variety of books, it is a pleasure to drop in and browse. The library operates all summer from 9AM – 4PM with a student employee. In the other months, volunteers work in the library from PM - 4PM each Wednesday.
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