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January 10, 2017


Temporary change of access to Little Mountain Park

January 11 until February 15

Released: 12:01 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB â From January 11 to February 15, access to Little Mountain Park will only be available through the Klimpke Road parking lot due to a Rural Municipality of Rosser water main project on Farmer Road and Mountain View Road.

While construction is underway, north side access points to Little Mountain Park will be closed off to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic including the parking lot on Farmers Road. At times, during the six week construction period, Farmer Road will be closed to all traffic between Klimpke Road and Brookside Boulevard. For more information about the water main project and road closures, please visit the RM of Rosser website.

Little Mountain Park users will have access and parking available at the Klimpke Road parking lot as shown below:

Little Mountain Park map - Klimpke Road parking lot

St. Vital Library temporarily closed for renovations

Released: 3:47 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB â St. Vital Library, located at 6 Fermor Avenue, will be closed as of Saturday, January 14 at 5:00 p.m. for renovations. The library is expected to reopen in fall 2017.

The renovation is phase two of upgrades for this heritage building. Phase one was completed in early 2016 and featured the installation of a new elevator to improve accessibility. The total estimated budget for this renovation project is $2.6 million.

Phase two renovations will includes an upgraded entrance, washroom renovations, improved parking, improved accessible shelving and collections layout, and the addition of a second book return. There will be new furniture, flooring, a new tutorial room, and an indoor Family Literacy Playground as well as a new roof and skylights.

Additional family programming will be offered at Osborne Library and Louis Riel Library during the closure of St. Vital Library. See the At The Library program guide at winnipeg.ca/library for details. Holds will be sent to Osborne Library during the closure unless customers have directed their holds to be sent to a different branch.

The St. Vital Library book return will be closed. Items can be returned to any other branch of Winnipeg Public Library.

Louis Riel Library and Osborne Library will open Wednesdays starting January 18 to expand services during St. Vital Library’s closure.

New temporary expanded hours for Osborne Library (625 Osborne Street) as of Wednesday, January 18:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: closed

New temporary expanded hours for Louis Riel Library (1168 Dakota Avenue) as of Wednesday, January 18:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: closed

Winnipeg Public Library’s online services of My Account, downloadable eBooks, eMagazines, and streaming movies and music are available 24/7 at winnipeg.ca/library.

January 10, 2017