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Dorset Recreation Centre to Welcome Exciting Addition: A New Library Space

January 02, 2024

HALIBURTON COUNTY (Jan. 2, 2024): The Township of Algonquin Highlands and Haliburton County Public Library are thrilled to announce approval for the creation of a new library space within the Dorset Recreation Centre (DRC). The previous library in the DRC closed its doors to the public in 2019, making this new endeavor an exciting chapter in the facility's history.

Responding to the needs of the community, the Haliburton County Public Library first proposed the re-establishment of a dedicated library space within the DRC in the fall of 2023. Following investigation and an onsite meeting between Algonquin Highlands staff and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), a prime location was identified on the lower level in the northwest corner. On December 14, Council unanimously supported the proposed new Library location. The newly designated library space will be an open and inviting area, spanning an impressive 683 sq. ft. with abundant natural light pouring in through four large windows. Directly across the hallway is a meeting room which the library will be able to use to host programs.

While the exact timeline for the library's grand reopening hasn’t been confirmed, anticipation is building within the community. The library is eager to transform the space into a welcoming haven for readers and learners alike. Plans for furnishing the area are already in motion, promising a vibrant and dynamic environment for visitors.

In the meantime, residents of the Dorset area are encouraged to continue enjoying library services through the Dorset Depot Library Lockers located outside Robinsons General Store.

The Township of Algonquin Highlands and the Haliburton County Public Library unite in their enthusiasm for this project and look forward to the positive impact it will undoubtedly have on the community.


By Staff

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