St. Vital Library to Celebrate 50 Years of Lending

Winnipeg Councillor Brian Mayes (METRO WINNIPEG / FILE)
Winnipeg Councillor Brian Mayes (METRO WINNIPEG / FILE)

St. Vital Library is 50 years old and to celebrate, the City is throwing the library a party on Friday, June 7.

Everyone is welcome to attend the party, which will include a special story time at 10:30 a.m. (register by calling 204-986-5632) and cake and speeches at 2 p.m., including greetings from local councillor Brian Mayes.

People are also invited to a Renovation Open House on Tuesday, June 11, to “share thoughts and ideas as plans are developed for a renovated St. Vital Library,” said the city in a statement. The open house will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Vital Library opened June 9, 1963 on a parcel of land sold by the City of St. Vital to the Library Board for $1,” said the city.

“Architect George A. Stewart designed the building with a circular form and linear extension due to the shape of the property. The interior features a mezzanine, wood roof members, a natural wood deck and skylights in both the east and west sides of the building.”

St. Vital Library offers more than 170 programs annually and 220,000 items were borrowed last year.

— Staff


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