Media Release issued by the Provincial Information and Library Resources Board on September 13, 2017The Provincial Information and Library Resources Board announced today that the new Conception Bay South Public Library will be built just off Remembrance Square.

Calvin Taylor, Chair of the Provincial Information and Library Resources Board, was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Dale Kirby, Minister of Education and Early Childhood and Development, and Steve Tessier, Mayor of the Town of Conception Bay South.

“We are excited and look forward to working with the Town of Conception Bay South and the Provincial Government as we see this new facility progress. Once completed, families will certainly be happy to see a new modern library that meets the changing needs of users.  It will undoubtedly provide for the continued growth and success of our young people.”

Calvin Taylor

Chair of the Provincial Information and Library Resources Board

Today’s announcement reflects the original intent of constructing a single-purpose stand-alone facility that will provide for a library in Conception Bay South for at least the next 50 years.

“I am pleased and excited to see this project moving forward for our children and families in Conception Bay South. Our government believes that libraries are important to communities and the people of this province.”

Honourable Dale Kirby
Minister of Education and Early Childhood and Development

The Town of Conception Bay South confirmed the site location to construct an 8,000 square foot building, with a proposed opening in Fall of 2019.

“The Town of Conception Bay South is pleased to partner with the Provincial Government and the Provincial Information Library Resources Board to provide a proper library to serve more than 26,000 residents. As the second largest municipality in Newfoundland and Labrador, we believe a functional, modern library is an essential service for our growing community, and its central location will provide easy access for all residents.”

Steve Tessier

Mayor of the Town of Conception Bay South