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Help The Library Shop For A New Acadian Collection

Eastern Counties Regional Library (ECRL) is pleased to announce that we received a grant of $20,000 to buy French books and other library materials for the Acadian community in the Cheticamp and St. Joseph du Moine area. ECRL would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canada–Nova Scotia Agreement on French-language Services for this project. This funding will help us to dramatically improve the quality and variety of French-language materials available to support Acadian communities.

ECRL is inviting everyone to tell us what French book, film, television series or magazine they want to have in this new Acadian collection. Members of the public should visit the ECRL website available at ecrl.library.ns.ca and click the “Suggestion for Purchase” link. If you have multiple suggestions, please send them all. Our goal is to offer books and materials that the community wants, so we’re asking for your input to help us create a great collection.

“Having books and other materials is a great first step to creating a community service point. I hope to see these new materials located in the Cheticamp area someday soon, but while we work towards that goal they will be available by our library mail service for Inverness County residents, or available for pickup at any of our library locations. That’s the wonderful thing about our system of sharing; books can go where they’re needed.” says Chief Librarian Laura Emery.

Please contact Laura Emery, Chief Librarian at lemery@nsme.library.ns.ca or 902-747-2597 for further information.

Please view the full Media Release regarding this new collection by clicking here.