Wonderful news, Trecia!  This is quite an achievement and an honour.  I remember being so impressed with the concept of The People’s Place when I first heard of it.  Clearly the library has fulfilled its early promise and is loved by the community, and admired from afar too, as this award demonstrates.

 

Congratulations to all those involved in the design, development and daily success of the Antigonish Town and County Library.

 

Jocelyne

 

 

 

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Jocelyne Thompson

Associate Director of Libraries, Collection Services

University of New Brunswick Libraries

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With kind regards,

~ Trecia

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Trecia Schell, BSc(Hon), MSc, PhD, MLIS

Community Services Librarian (Public Relations & Programming, Services to Adults & Older Adults, Outreach)

& Branch Librarian - Books-by-Mail, River John, Stellarton & Trenton Public Libraries

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

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From: Holly MacLean [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Canadian Institute of Planners 'Great Places in Canada' contest awards plaque to Antigonish library for 'Great Public Spaces' category win

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Canadian Institute of Planners ‘Great Places in Canada’ contest awards plaque to Antigonish library for ‘Great Public Spaces’ category win

 

(Antigonish, Nova Scotia): February 17, 2015 – One more item will be hung on the wall of the Antigonish Town and County Library/The People’s Place Library as the ‘Great Places in Canada’ plaque unveiling for winning the contest in the Great Public Places category takes place Friday, February 20 at 4:30pm in the library. Originally nominated for the contest’s ‘People’s Choice’ award by library patron Beth Schumacher, in early November it was announced the library was a winner in the contest’s ‘Great Public Space’ category. The news came as a pleasant surprise for library staff and supporters.

 

“To even be nominated for this is an honour in itself – and it’s a reminder to us how important libraries are in our communities but also how important communities are to our libraries locally, nationally, and internationally. The creativity on the walls, the community input we had when the library was in the planning and development stages along with all the support we had from the community after our nomination  –  we really can’t thank people enough!” says  Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian for the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library.

 

The award for ‘Canada’s Great Public Space’ was a title well-deserved according to contest judge Ann Kjerulf, also a Senior Planner with Cowichan Valley Regional District in British Columbia.

 

“Antigonish Town & County Library (The People’s Place Library) in Antigonish is more than just a library,” says judge Ann Kjerulf. “The product of a collaborative planning process, it is a focal point of community life, offering programs and services to people of all ages in a safe, welcoming and barrier-free environment. The People’s Place is recognized for its exceptional design which celebrates the work of local artists and craftspeople and incorporates numerous green features. This is truly a great public space (excerpt from CIP ‘Great Places in Canada’ news release).”

 

The win wouldn’t have been possible without Schumacher nominating the library in the contest, and she will also be recognized at this event. The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture, and Heritage will also speak at the event. For more information, please contact the library at (902) 863-4276.

 

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Media contacts - Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library

·         Eric Stackhouse, Chief Librarian
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Phone:  (902) 755-6031

 

·         Kristel Fleuren-Hunter
Children's Services Librarian and Antigonish Librarian, Antigonish Town and County Library
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Phone: (902) 863-2486
Cell: (902) 971-0979

 

Media Contacts - Canadian Institute of Planners ‘Great Places in Canada’ contest

·         Niki Kerimova
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Phone: 416-777-0368

 

·         Megan Stephens

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