Western Counties Regional Library is offering free menstrual products at its 10 library branches.
“The library is committed to creating social equity, ensuring access for all individuals,” says library Executive Director Erin Comeau. “Period poverty is a growing social issue. Our libraries are in 10 communities throughout southwest Nova Scotia and we are well positioned to help ease the strain on those who would otherwise have difficulty accessing menstrual products.”
The initiative is funded by the Nova Scotia provincial government and will reduce barriers to good health and increase access to menstruation products.
Library branches in Barrington, Clark’s Harbour, Digby, Lockeport, Meteghan, Pubnico, Shelburne, Westport, Weymouth and Yarmouth have menstrual product dispensers in their public washrooms.