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Easter Holiday Hours
Please note, the Library is closed Good Friday, April 18 (all day) and Easter Monday, April 21 (all day). New Glasgow Library is closed on Sunday, April 20
Library Catalogue Maintenance
The library catalogue will be unavailable on Fri. April 18 from 8am until approximately 10pm, and Mon. April 21, from 8am until no later than 2pm
while system upgrades and maintenance are performed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

April Reads

Upcoming Programs

Food for Fines
Food for Fines - April is Amnesty Month @ the Library
No over-due fees when you return books.
1 food item (can, jar, box = 3$ of library overdue book fines forgiven!
… and if you return ‘lost books’ – 100% of the lost fee is forgiven!
When: April - all month
Where: All branches
Author reading
Duffy: Stardom to Senate to Scandal
Join us for a book reading with author Dan Leger. All are welcome! ...and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
When: Tues. April 22 @ 7:00pm
Where: New Glasgow Public Library
Family Movies
Family Movies @ the Library
Children and families are invited to come to the library for popular family movies. Bring along your favorite, movie-munching treats (nut-free please). All features are free.
See the line-up
NFB Club
NFB Club
Here is another exciting line-up of documentaries from the NFB Film Club. The NFB Film Club is a FREE initiative specifically created for all Public Libraries across the country.
See the line-up

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Featured Digital Projects

Our Rural Schools Through the Years

Eastern Antigonish Co. by Ann Wallace...
People's Place Guides
Peoples Place Guides

Artists and Artisans Guide and Green Guide...
Echoes of Nature
Echoes of Nature

a showcase of nature photography by local photograher Richard Murphy ...
Nora & Fr. Jimmy Our Roots...
Nora & Fr. Jimmy

a tribute to 2 great pioneers of our library system...


3D printing

3D printing available in River John, Antigonish and New Glasgow.

Children's Book Choice Awards

Featured Services


Nova Story - "Bringing your stories to Light"

Collection of digitized materials about your community.
go there now

MapBrowserMapBrowser - See your community through time

Historical maps overlayed with Google Maps. See what your community looked like through the years go there now
You may find the MapBrowser starter tutorial helpful...go there now gogo