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June 12, 2018


Westwood Library celebrates 50 years

Released: 2:20 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg’s Westwood Library (66 Allard Ave) celebrated 50 years of serving the community on June 1, 2018. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Library is inviting residents to take part in festivities on Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including:

  • Family performance by Fiddlers on the Loose, a Manitoba Chamber Orchestra outreach ensemble (2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Space is limited, register at: winnipeg.ca/library
  • Sticker and balloon giveaways for children
  • Family activities, including a scavenger hunt, colouring, and puzzles
  • Assiniboia Library Advisory Committee display
  • Cake and refreshments

Westwood Library's origins date back to 1961 when it was called the Assiniboine Library and was located in the Westwood Village Shopping Centre. In 1967, the Municipality of Assiniboia chose to build the 7,619 sq. ft. library as its Centennial project, and moved into the new facility on June 1, 1968. On January 1, 1979, it was renamed the Westwood Library and joined the newly amalgamated Winnipeg Public Library system.

In 2017, Westwood Library loaned over 181,000 items, provided over 160 free programs, and had over 5,600 computer bookings. Free Wi-Fi and reading spaces are available, as is an extensive eLibrary of streaming movies, eBooks, eMagazines, and learning resources.

To learn more about Winnipeg Public Library, please visit winnipeg.ca/library.

June 12, 2018