Welcome to the Murdoch C. Smith Memorial Library located at 1045 Main St, beside the fire hall. We're open Mondays and Fridays from 2-5 p.m. and 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The library has undergone extensive renovations and we welcome everyone to come and see our vibrant new look, reorganization and furnishings.
Our library is part of the Annapolis Valley Regional Library, consisting of a bookmobile and 11 branches dotted along the Valley, from Windsor to Annapolis Royal. Because we belong to this regional system, items can be borrowed from and returned to any of these branches.
What kind of items does the library carry? You name it.
We have fiction and non-fiction for all ages and all reading abilities including a children's area with books, toys and DVDs and a teen corner. We have extensive collections of large print books, graphic novels, magazines and Book Club in a Bag kits. For those who like to listen we have audiobooks on CD as well as a wide variety of music CDs. If you have an electronic device, we have an incredible selection of downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. And don't forget the staggering variety of movies, TV shows and documentaries on DVD and Blu-ray, or their Wii and X-box games. The library even has pedometers and energy meters.
In addition to our six public computers, we have open wi-fi. We offer colour printing for 50 cents per sheet, black and white printing for 20 cents per sheet and free scanning.
At various times throughout the year the Library offers special events for all ages. These can include film shows, magic shows and reptile shows!
The library’s 2017 winter/spring programming offers programs for babies and pre-schoolers: from 10:30-11:30 a.m. is the Bookworms Story time for children ages 3-5, at Busy Babies there will be reading, singing and playing for little ones from birth to age 2 and their caregivers on Fridays from 11:30-12 p.m. There ‘tech help’ programming until the end of February.
For more info about these programs visit valleylibrary.ca or call 902-542-3005.