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Montreal Families

Children’s library opens new branch

The three branches of the Montreal Children’s Library are named after constellations because, like stars, books help to direct children on the right path. And now, one of the “constellations” – the Vega branch – has moved to a new location, at 1410 Pierce Rd., suite 150.

According to executive director Helen Kyne, the branch had been looking to move from its former home in the basement of the Atwater library for some time. She said the new location, which is shared with social organization Innovation Jeunes, is ideal because it is in the heart of the Peter McGill and Shaughnessy Village districts that the branch serves.

On weekdays, the branch offers after-school help with homework and a science club called Scientists Everywhere. They plan to have arts and crafts and storytimes, and continue their chess program with the help of volunteers.

The branch also offers a special “grass” carpet space on which young readers can sit.

For more information and hours of operation, visit mcl-bjm.ca.

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