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About Community:

Antigonish and Pictou Counties contain many communities that are rich with history and community events. There is always something to take part in; you just need to figure out what is best for you. Community Services provides programs for all ages to support people, families and employment, please visit the website to see what is offered in your area.

Community websites:

Antigonish and Pictou Counties are made up of many small communities that all have their own businesses and events. Please visit the website for the individual communities in order to find out information about each.

In Antigonish County:

In Pictou County:

Community groups' information:

Lists of community groups in:

In Antigonish County, two schools have partnered with the community in order to open up the schools to the communities when they are not being used for school activities. This is through the Community Use of Schools is making it possible for many community groups to hold meetings and activities.

* This may have been affected by the pandemic.


Throughout the area there is a wide variety of museums and history centres that are available for visitation. As well, during different times of the year (mainly summer) special events are held. A list of these centres for your area can be found on 211 Nova Scotia under "Community and Cultural Services."

Digital collections of history for the area include NovaStory, which brings photographs and historical information from all over Nova Scotia together, and Imagine Antigonish, which presents heritage photos of Antigonish to illustrate conditions for community health.

Need in-person help?

If you need assistance finding any resources, please don't hesitate to ask. Contact or drop in to any of our branch libraries. Our friendly staff will help you.

Programs / Events

Check our Events calendar often for updates on upcoming library programs or call toll free 1-866-779-7761.

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Access to books, magazines, online databases, programs and more., drop in to any of our branch libraries or call toll free 1-866-779-7761.