PRRD creates fund for public donations to Chetwynd library replacement project

The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) is working with the Northeast BC Community Foundation to raise funds from the community to help with the construction of the new library in Chetwynd.

With shovels due in the ground this spring for the Chetwynd Public Library replacement project, the PRRD Board of Directors has authorized the creation of a fund for donations from the community. Funding for the project is coming from a combination of other sources, including the PRRD’s Electoral Area E, the District of Chetwynd, the Chetwynd Public Library Board, grants and short-term borrowing.

“The new library will be a cornerstone of our community. It’s our hope that generous members of the community will find a way to support this vitally important project, which provides so many educational and social benefits to people of all ages in Chetwynd and surrounding areas,” says Dan Rose, Director of Electoral Area E. “We’re grateful to the Northeast BC Community Foundation for allowing us to use their online fundraising platform, which makes it very simple for people who wish to donate.”

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Final designs are now approved after input from the public, stakeholders and library staff gathered over several years. The current library is approximately 50 years old, too old to renovate and too small to offer the programming and services that the people of Chetwynd want.

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