WINNIPEG — Bookworms will feel right at home once they step inside the new Transcona Library.
The $6.5 million library officially opened Thursday at 1 Transcona Boulevard, creating 13,831 square feet of space with an open and accessible floorplan.
The new library features meeting and study spaces, family literacy playground and children’s area, new shelving and furniture, and an outdoor reading deck and garden.
“Libraries are a vital part of building healthy and thriving communities,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.
“Over the last several years, council has approved significant investments in rebuilding libraries across Winnipeg, and it’s exciting that today we get to open the new Transcona library, providing an updated and accessible facility for people to meet, learn, and grow.”
Other features include a living green wall, which contributes to cleaner air, and a 24/7 book return slot.
City staff moved more than 40,000 items from the former library at 111 Victoria Avenue West to the new location.