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Rural divide

BY HELEN LAMMERS-HELPS

NEWS

THE WELLINGTON COUNTY LIBRARY system in rural southwestern Ontario is working hard to ensure Andrew Carnegie’s assertion that “a library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people” is as valid today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, when the Scottish-American philanthropist funded more than 2,500 libraries worldwide.

The county is set to begin construction on a $4-million branch, located on a millpond in the heart of the village of Hillsburgh. The proposal features modern amenities while safeguarding the heritage value of the site, says chief librarian Murray McCabe. The design will incorporate the 1892 heritage home located on the property while maintaining the existing streetscape.

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