By Bruce Holland, Publisher
Keshen Goodman Public Library is a lively, bustling centre of activity in the Clayton Park area that boasts a Large, light, and airy space with high ceilings, a Cozy café with a fireplace, Dedicated area for kids, and a Collection of technology resources such as iPads, Google Chromebooks, public access computers with Wi-Fi and a variety of software. They even have a PlayStation 4!
This year the Keshen Goodman Public Library is celebrating It’s twentieth year serving the people of Halifax West. It’s a place where you’ll find people connecting with friends, online or in person, offering a warm and welcoming space that reflects our diverse community. You’ll meet people and hear languages from across the globe.
On a typical day, you might find Families playing together in the children’s area, or kids building with LEGO or crafting. Tables filled with students and tutors— whether its high school students getting help with math, or newcomers practicing English. Adults gathering to chat, play games, or attend one of our many events or a group of seniors playing cards or knitting. The Treats Café is often packed with parents and little ones recharging after a morning of stories, teens stopping in for lunch, or adults reading the day’s paper. The building opened in 2001 and boasts 25,000 square feet, with 20-foot ceilings. The library received the 2002 Lieutenant-Governor’s Design Award for Architecture, and the building was made possible thanks to the generous bequest left by Marion Keshen in honour of the Keshen Goodman family.
Congratulations on 20 years of fine service to the community!
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