Due to a lack of funding, the Montreal Children’s Library (MCL) has announced that will permanently close two of their three branches. As of Oct. 28, the Vega branch, located in Innovation Jeunes on Pierce St., and Antares branch, situated inside of the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre in Little Burgundy, will be shut down.
The Polaris branch, housed inside the René Goupil Recreational Centre in Saint-Michel, will be the only site to remain open because it gets the most visits out of the three, explained executive director Helen Kyne to CBC Montreal.
The library will continue to provide its parent-child Mother Goose program, a pre-literacy program for parents and their children ages 0-3, which will be held at nine locations around Montreal.
The library’s first branch, now known as the Vega branch, opened in 1929 and The Antares branch has been operating at Tyndale St-Georges since 1970.
For more information about the closures, visit mcl-bjm.ca.