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Truro library’s special edition card a big hit

Lesley Brann, administrator of adult and outreach services at the Truro branch of the Colchester-East Hants Regional Library, shows off one of the special edition cards being sold to help raise funds for the building. Cards have almost sold out.
Lesley Brann, administrator of adult and outreach services at the Truro branch of the Colchester-East Hants Regional Library, shows off one of the special edition cards being sold to help raise funds for the building. Cards have almost sold out.

TRURO, N.S. – Truro’s new library is proving to be popular in many ways.

Circulation has increased, the number of people attending events has gone up, special edition library cards have almost sold out and one couple even had New Year’s Eve wedding photos taken in front of the building.

“A lot of people who are visiting the area come in to see it,” said Lesley Brann, administrator of adult and outreach services. “I knew it would be popular but the reaction to the building has far exceeded anything I was expecting.”

While in the old building there was sometimes a long wait before space became available for a program, now a few programs can run at the same time, with large areas for children.

Circulation has increased, the number of people attending events has gone up, special edition library cards have almost sold out and one couple even had New Year’s Eve wedding photos taken in front of the building.

“A lot of people who are visiting the area come in to see it,” said Lesley Brann, administrator of adult and outreach services. “I knew it would be popular but the reaction to the building has far exceeded anything I was expecting.”

While in the old building there was sometimes a long wait before space became available for a program, now a few programs can run at the same time, with large areas for children.

Special edition library cards, bearing an image of the building, have also proven popular. There were 1,500 cards ordered and, priced at $2 each, most have already sold.

“Some people bought them and didn’t activate them, and some sent them to people as keepsakes, but most are being used as regular library cards,” said Brann. “They do look nice.”

A decision hasn’t yet been made on whether to order more of the cards.

Any donations to the library foundation are welcome, to help with daily operations or to sponsor a room.

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