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View all of our previous newsletters below.


WCRL Library Report – March 2023
Topics include: “Library offers basic skills workshop, training for phones, tablets and more”, “Profile of Board Member Kathy Bourque”, and
“New mobile hotspot units boost Internet access” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – June 2023
Topics include: “Helping people access virtual health care”, “Library offering free menstrual products”, and
“Hunt for memorable cake recipe leads to library” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – September 2023
Topics include: “Library making website more accessible”, “Library outreach on the rise post pandemic”, “Around the Branches” … Read More


WCRL Library Report – March 2022
Topics include: “Library helps deliver rapid test kits,” “Library’s rebranding journey begins,” and “Around the Branches” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – June 2022
Topics include: “Library’s Summer Reading Club returns to normal,” “Board Profile of Ben Cleveland,” and “Around the Branches” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – September 2022
Topics include: “Adopt-A-Book set to launch,” “Board Profile of Elizabeth Acker,” and “Families benefit from library’s relationship with schools” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – December 2022
Topics include: “Community shows its love of the library during Adopt-A-Book,” “Staff Profile of Mahala Sears,” and “Celebrating services for people with disabilities” . . . Read More


WCRL Library Report – December 2021
Topics include: “Board profile of Board Chair  Sherry Thorburn Irvine,” “Yvette Frost’s retirement 45 years in the making”,
and “Printing, lamination of POV proves popular” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report September 2021
Topics include: “Board profile of Town of Yarmouth Coun. Wade Cleveland,” “Library’s rebranding journey begins,” and “Self-checkout machines coming to six library branches” … Read More

WCRL Library Report – June 2021
Topics include: “Staff profile of Automation Trainer Mahala Sears,” “Summer Reading Club is back, offering prizes and reading rewards”,
and “TumbleBooks provide a lot to families during pandemic” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – March 2021
Topics include: “Staff profile of Training and Development Manager Shannon Raynard,” “Patrons happy to see return of in-person programming”, and “Deputy Director Joanne Head retires” . . . Read More


WCRL Library Report – December 2020
Topics include: “Staff profile of Manager of Collections and Digital Services Lydia Hunsberger,” “A Chat with the Hatts”,
and “Statistics show a shift to digital content, services” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – September 2020
Topics include: “Library adjusts to the ‘new normal’,” “Library works with government to distribute free masks”,
and “Modified Adopt-A-Book begins Sept. 8” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – June 2020
Topics include: “Library staff prep for June 29 re-opening,” “Pre-pandemic, Digby library refresh a hit with library users”,
and “Library eliminates fines on overdue material” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – May 2020
Topics include: “Staff gets creative to provide services” and “Brittain was a big believer in libraries” . . . Read More


WCRL Library Report – December 2019
Topics include: “Fundraiser pushes Literacy Legacy Fund over $100,000”, “Staff Profile of Shannon Raynard”, and
“Library celebrates 50 years of positive change” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – September 2019
Topics include: “Dining for Literacy: Library fundraiser is back”, “Digby library to get a makeover this fall”, and
“Clare renovations improve library experience” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – June 2019
Topics include: “New Makerspace in Shelburne makes creative technology accessible”, “Profile of Staff Member Michelle Cook”, and
“Summer Reading Club kicks off with cake” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – February 2019
Topics include: “Western Counties Regional Library celebrates its 50th”, “Profile of Staff Member Joanna Jarvis”, and
“Dining Among the Stacks returns Nov. 2” . . . Read More


WCRL Library Report – December 2018
Topics include: “Lockeport library creates deep bond with arts, gardening communities”, “Profile of Staff Member Karen Doucet”, and
“Library to celebrate 50 years” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – October 2018
Topics include: “It’s Library Card Month”, “Profile of Board Member Kent Balish”, and
“Library conference a resounding success” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – June 2018
Topics include: “Regional library hosting provincial library conference”, “Profile of Board Member Nolan Young”, and
“Mobile printing available at all branches” . . . Read More

WCRL Library Report – March 2018
Topics include: “Fine amnesty creates a lot of goodwill”, “Profile of Board Member Danny Muise”, and
“Adopt-A-Book begins April 3” . . . Read More