Temporary Relocation of the Williamstown Branch

Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Temporary Relocation of the Williamstown Branch
February 6, 2017

This Spring the Williamstown Branch of the SD&G County Library will be temporarily relocated to the nearby St. Mary’s Centre at 19641 County Road 19 in Williamstown. Renovations scheduled for the Sir John Johnson House National Historic Site, the current location of the branch, have resulted in the need to find a temporary home for Library Services.

On Monday, February 6th, Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services, signed a contract to set up the Williamstown Branch at the Centre from May 1st until September 30th. “We are looking forward to the new partnership in the community” said Ms. Franklin. “We learned last year that we would need to find a temporary location this year and the St. Mary’s Centre seems to be a good fit”.

Planning and preparations are now underway to make the move as seamless as possible. Library staff have the next few months to arrange the logistics, make sure the public is aware of the move, and plan an open house for the new location. “The representatives of the St. Mary’s Centre have been very accommodating and helpful as we make plans for the new space” said Ms. Franklin.

Regular Library Services will continue at the Sir John Johnson House until April 26th. Any questions about the temporary relocation of the Williamstown Branch may be sent to Susan Wallwork, Communications & Marketing Librarian at (613) 936-8777 ext. 226 or swallwork@sdglibrary.ca.  

 

About the Williamstown Branch

The Williamstown Branch of the SD&G County Library has been located at the Sir John Johnson House National Historic Site since 1975. The Sir John Johnson House is a Parks Canada owned National Historic Site and is also home to the Glengarry Archives. 

 

(Photo: Rick Marvell, representative of St. Mary's Centre, Karen Franklin, Director of Library Services, and George MacDonell, representative of St. Mary's Centre)