DELHI, ON –  November 4, 2016 – A ground breaking ceremony is planned to take place at the Delhi Branch, Norfolk County Public Library on Saturday November 12 at 2 p.m.  This ceremony will be held outdoors at the current location of the Delhi Branch, 192 Main Street, Delhi.  All are welcome to attend.  Norfolk County Council has approved a budget of $1.7 million for this expansion and renovation project.

When the project is completed the expanded library will include an addition of 3,000 square feet; upgrades to the existing 4,000 square feet main floor; new technology devices such as iPads and chrome books for patrons to use in the library; a makerspace lab that will house a 3-D printer  and other cutting edge technology; a programming room that can be accessed after hours; accessible kitchen and washroom facilities;  expanded collections of books including multi-lingual editions; space for programs, tutoring and meetings; display cabinets to showcase community activities and heritage items;  plus accessible parking.

Thomas Morrison, Chair of the Norfolk County Public Library says, “ The renovation and expansion project for the Delhi Branch will serve the residents of Delhi and surrounding community with a modern library facility.  The updated façade and addition will also make a vibrant statement for Main Street of Delhi.  This project will be a positive catalyst for our library services and will support our new slogan, NCPL …More than books!”  It is anticipated that the build will be completed by September 2017.

A dedicated group of library patrons from Delhi, led by Ron Klein, has put together a plan to raise $200,000 towards the project. These funds will be applied to the overall cost of the renovation and expansion.

Norfolk County has also been approved to receive $100,000 from the Federal governments Canada 150 infrastructure program.  Additional grant applications have been submitted for Provincial programs and local foundations.

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For more information, please contact:
Heather King, BRLS, MPA
CEO Norfolk County Public Library
46 Colborne Street South
Simcoe, ON  N3Y 4H3
519-426-3506 ext 1253
Fax:  519-426-8918
email:  Heather.king@norfolkcounty.ca