• Apr 14, 2021

    Campbell River Council affirms support of new downtown library

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Campbell River Council has confirmed support for building a new two-storey, 20,000 square foot library on the site of the current branch at 1240 Shoppers Row.  

    This is an important step forward in ensuring that the people of Campbell River receive a state-of-the-art new library,” says Campbell River Mayor, Andy Adams. “By voting to continue with project planning on the existing library site, our goal of developing a safe, vibrant, and dynamic cultural precinct in the core of our city can continue. This is the right location and the right time for a new library for the people of Campbell River.” 

    In recent weeks, there has been some discussion about the downtown location and whether demolishing the existing library is the best path forward. Some of the factors that influenced Council’s decision included the fact that the site is City-owned and would not require purchasing any new land, as well as costs associated with refurbishing the existing building. more...

Campbell River Council affirms support of new downtown library

by Tanya Wood | Apr 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – Campbell River Council has confirmed support for building a new two-storey, 20,000 square foot library on the site of the current branch at 1240 Shoppers Row.  

This is an important step forward in ensuring that the people of Campbell River receive a state-of-the-art new library,” says Campbell River Mayor, Andy Adams. “By voting to continue with project planning on the existing library site, our goal of developing a safe, vibrant, and dynamic cultural precinct in the core of our city can continue. This is the right location and the right time for a new library for the people of Campbell River.” 

In recent weeks, there has been some discussion about the downtown location and whether demolishing the existing library is the best path forward. Some of the factors that influenced Council’s decision included the fact that the site is City-owned and would not require purchasing any new land, as well as costs associated with refurbishing the existing building. more...