New gazebo for Port Colborne Public Library grounds

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday celebrating the construction of a new gazebo at Port Colborne Public Library.

A little flurry of snow did not stop the flurry of those breaking ground at the Port Colborne Library on Friday Apr. 6/2018 for a new Port Colborne Public Library gazebo.

The Port Colborne Lions Club presented the Library Board with a cheque for $10,000 which is being used for an outdoor seating area. The gazebo will be erected on the north side of the library for shade with accessible seating.

“We are hoping it is going to be well utilized,” said Susan Therrien, Directory of Library Services. “It’s going to benefit the community, it is a gathering space.”

“It will give us an additional space for more programming and allow our citizens, who we serve, more access,” Volunteer Chairman of the Board, Michael Cooper stated.

The modern steel gazebo will be a 21st century version of Arabella’s heritage gazebo found on the Museum grounds. It is a hexagonal (six-sided) 20′ length with integrated seating. It will have white posts with a light gray roof and white integrated benches.The two gazebos – the old and the new – will bring continuity of design to the Cultural Block. The modern gazebo resting on the library’s side of the Block will reflect the transition of time and a commitment to moving forward, while the gazebo at the Museum reflects our commitment to honouring our City’s past. The gazebo will include accessible seating and will be used for library programming, including story time.

Lions president, Dave Beck said, “We also give the library $1,000 a year to run little programs for the kids. They hire magicians or scientists and stuff like that.”

Port Colborne Public Library is located at 310 King Street in Port Colborne. For more information on programs either check the library website or our community calendar.