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Champlain Township library reopens

La réouverture de la bibliothèque du canton de Champlain a attiré une foule nombreuse. — Photo Christopher Smith
La réouverture de la bibliothèque du canton de Champlain a attiré une foule nombreuse.
Photo Christopher Smith
The Champlain Township Library reopened in Vankleek Hill on March 14, and residents couldn’t be more excited.  

After being closed for over two years due to the pandemic and ongoing renovations, the Champlain Township Library is open again. In-person services will resume immediately, and the library staff hopes that activities will be able to resume before too long. Virtual and curbside services will continue to operate as well so all patrons can be comfortable and safe using the library. 

“We are here today for two reasons,” said library CEO Cynthia Martin, “To give our sincere thanks and to enthusiastically say, welcome back.” 

Martin thanked Mayor Riopel and Champlain Township council for investing into updating the building’s infrastructure and thanked public works director Sebastien Levesque and fire chief Ghislain Pigeon for keeping the library board appraised on the construction. She further thanked the library’s staff, who stayed strong and reliable over two full years of pandemic restrictions and continued to serve more than 2000 residents that make use of the library every day. 

The library will be open weekdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Masks will still be required to enter the building.