SYDNEY – After touring a pair of recently opened mainland libraries, a recently formed advocacy group is hopeful a similar facility on the Sydney waterfront will spur economic development in the community.
“I didn’t know what I was missing until I saw those new libraries in Halifax and Truro,” said Michelle Wilson, CEO of the Sydney Waterfront District Association.
“I’m really pleased to have this opportunity to share what’s out there because you don’t know what you don’t know. So being able to go up there and see what those other places were doing was absolutely mind-blowing.”
She made the comments following a meeting presented by the Cape Breton Regional Library – New Chapter group on Thursday afternoon in the community room of the CBRM’s downtown Sydney municipal building.
Wilson, along with Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Kathleen Yurchesyn, Cape Breton Partnership president and CEO Carla Arsenault and Victoria County Warden Bruce recently journeyed to Halifax and Truro to tour their new libraries and to glean ideas as to what the impact of a new library would have on the Sydney waterfront.