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May 4, 2022: Aren't Libraries Great? (Saltwire)

April 15, 2022: Eight libraries team up (CBC)

April 11, 2022: Libraries Get on the Same Page to Provide Better Borrowing (AVRL)

April 11, 2022: Library card unlocking the province (Saltwire)

August 11, 2021: One Million Minutes! (AVRL)

June 23, 2021: AVRL Fundraising Challenge (AVRL)

March 18, 2021: Residents of Kingston to benefit from modern library (Newswire)

February 18, 2021: Kingston's revamped library open (SaltWire)

October 20, 2020: Moving Through Grant Awarded (AVRL)

October 14, 2020: Kingston Library Receives Grant (AVRL)

August 19, 2020: E-bikes added to Wolfville Library Fleet (AVRL)

August 7, 2020: In Canadian Libraries, the era of late fees may be headed to the history books (Globe and Mail)

July 30. 2020: Reusable Masks at Public Libraries (Province of NS)

June 25, 2020: Annapolis Valley Regional Library Reopening to the Public (AVRL)

June 4, 2020: Service is Shifting Gears (AVRL)

June 1, 2020: Library Take-Out begins June 8 (AVRL)

May 10, 2020: Libraries on overdrive (Halifax Examiner)

April 30, 2020: Getting a Book Fix: Reading tips while isolating (Chronicle Herald)

April 9, 2020: Innovation Lab in Annapolis Royal making PPE (Saltwire)

April 5, 2020: How public libraries are helping Nova Scotians (CBC)

March 30, 2020: AVRL Libraries closed until further notice (AVRL)

March 16, 2020: AVRL libraries closed until April 6 (AVRL)

February 4, 2020: Library users outside Halifax to get more access (CBC)

February 3, 2020: Annapolis Valley Regional Library is a Larry Moore Challenge Fund Winner (AVRL)

January 22, 2020: AVRL’s Food For Fines Initiative (AVRL)

October 23, 2019: AVRL's Wendy Trimper Wins Library Leadership Award (AVRL)

October 21, 2019: Wendy Trimper wins library award (NSLA)

September 30, 2019: Library Month Resolution (Nova Scotia House of Assembly)

August 15, 2019: We Did It! One Million Minutes Read! (AVRL)

July 10, 2019: Kentville author selected for Writer's Trust program (Advertiser Register)

June 11, 2019: Additional cancer resource books to be added (Advertiser-Register)

June 10, 2019: Libraries to increase cancer-related resources for children (Communities, Culture, and Heritage)

May 22, 2019: Kentville Man Charged Following Break & Enter at Library (Register/Advertiser)

May 13, 2019: Media Makery Grand Opening in Wolfville (AVRL)

April 29, 2019: The Evolving Role of Public Libraries (CBC's The Current)

April 29, 2019: The Seed Library is Back (AVRL)

April 23, 2019: Writers' Trust of Canada Launches Rising Star Program (CBC News)

April 8, 2019: Harry Potter Trivia Night Fundraiser (AVRL)

March 15, 2019 Library continues to build collection of cancer-related resources (Hants Journal)

March 7, 2019: Western Valley Spartans fundraise for books (Advertiser Register)

February 28, 2019: Libraries could receive more funding (CBC news)

February 19, 2019: New facility in Annapolis Royal an inspiration (Annapolis County Spectator)

February 11, 2019: Kentville Group has the Write Stuff (Chronicle Herald)

Febrary 11, 2019: Inventing the Future in Annapolis Royal (Spectator)

December 14, 2018: Wolfville Memorial Library Innovation Lab Adds Media Equipment (AVRL)

November 15, 2018: New Annapolis Royal Library Opens November 23 (AVRL)

October 15, 2018: Truro Library traffic increases dramatically during last year (Truro News)

October 10, 2018: Wolfville Library input sought (AVRL)

October 5, 2018: Renew Your Curiosity at the Library (AVRL)

Spetember 20, 2018: One Book Nova Scotia Announces 2018 Title (

August 13, 2018: A New Library for Wolfville? (Kings County News)

August 7, 2018: Wolfville Public Library Moving Forward (AVRL News Release)

July 26, 2018: The Golden Age of Libraries- The Chronicle Herald

July 16, 2018: Bookbikes on CBC News- YouTube video

June 8, 2018: houdinidesign ARCHITECTS wins industry award for Kentville Library

May 28, 2018: Small town's core begins a new chapter (Globe and Mail)

May 24, 2018: Cape Breton library gets cards to all Grade 4 students (Cape Breton Post)

May 15, 2018: Book Bikes Rolling In (AVRL)

April 23, 2018: Seed Library is back (Chronicle Herald)

April 11, 2018: Valley Game Night continues to draw fans (Annapolis County Spectator)

April 8, 2018: New Kentville Writers Group (Advertiser Register)

April 6, 2018: The Heart of the Community: Andrea Leeson retires from Kingston Library (The Grapevine)

March 8, 2018: New Be Fit Kits to launch during March Break (AVRL)

February 26, 2018: Empowering Participation by All: AVRL receives grant from New Horizons for Seniors Program (AVRL)

February 22, 2018: Cumberland County libraries get reprieve (Cumberland News Now)

February 21, 2018: Province offers libraries another one-time payment (CBC News)

February 12, 2018: Cumberland's library system cuts hours due to budget (Amhert News Citizen-Record)

January 19, 2018: Kentville Library and Wade Albert White (Wendy Elliott)

January 17: Getting Literate in Sports (Kings Co. Advertiser/Register)

January 15, 2018: Funding received for Be Fit Kits 2.0 (AVRL)

January 2, 2018: New Year's Day Levee in Hantsport (Hants Journal)

December 19, 2017: Kentville Library Clerk Plays "Elf on the Shelf" (KIngs County Advertiser)

December 11, 2017: Libraries walk a financial tightrope (CBC news)

November 27, 2017: Maritime Noon Show on CBC- Library Phone-In (CBC Podcast)

November 25, 2017: Grand Opening held for Kentville Library (

November 17, 2017: Kentville Library set to open (AVRL)

November 3, 2017: Dream Big: Wolfville Seeking input (Hants Journal)

November 2, 2017: NS Library card lets you borrow a radon detection unit (Chronicle Herald)

November 1, 2017: Annapolis Royal set for new multi-purpose community centre (Chronicle Herald)

Ocotber 27, 2017: Wolfville Public Consultation to be Held (AVRL)

October 13, 2017: Annapolis Royal Funding Announcement (AVRL)

October 11, 2017: Kentville library opening delayed (AVRL)

October 6, 2017: Sydney Librarian's Leadership Recognized (Cape Breton Post)

October 3, 2017: MacDougall wins Provincial Library Award (NSLA)

September 15, 2017: Reading Nova Scotia: 150 Books of Influence (NSLA)

September 13, 2017: Author Celebration to be held in Cornwallis (AVRL)

September 12, 2017: Cornwallis to host joint Nova Scotia Library Conference (Chronicle Herald/Valley Harvester)

July 20, 2017: Cost to relocate Lunenburg Library doubles (CBC News)

July 5, 2017: Annual Report Released (AVRL)

June 13, 2017: Summer Reading Club is Back (AVRL)

June 1, 2017: Libraries 150 - 150 Books of Influence (NSLA)

May 25, 2017: AVRL Virtual Forum for all candidates (AVRL)

May 14, 2017: Nova Scotia libraries in dire straits, seek support (Chronicle Herald)

May 8, 2017: Public Library Looking for Your Help this Election (AVRL)

May1, 2017: Big Ideas found through story, art, and food (AVRL)

April 21, 2017: Seed Library coming to Lawrencetown and Berwick (AVRL)

April 17, 2017: Valley Regional Library holding a Canada 150 Book Club (Kings County Advertiser/Register)

April 11, 2017: Cumberland Libraries to Remain Open (Amherst News)

April 5, 2017: Celebrating with Book Club 150 (AVRL)

February 9, 2017: Berwick Library Closure for Final Improvements (AVRL)

February 9, 2017: Hunger Games for librarians (Nova Scotia Advocate)

January 26, 2017: New Berwick library a popular spot (Kings County Advertiser/Register)

January 25, 2017: Studying 'gruesome' versions of Little Red Riding Hood (

January 23, 2017: Valley Librarian to study in Florida (Kings County Advertiser/Register)

January 23, 2017: New Chapter (Annapolis County Spectator)

January 23, 2017: AVRL is moving (AVRL)

January 18, 2017: Valley Librarian Wins Award (AVRL)

January 14, 2017: New Kentville Library (Advertiser Register)

January 10, 2017: Big Change for Berwick Library (AVRL)

January 2, 2017: Berwick Library move slated for early January (Kings County Advertiser)

November 17, 2016: Kentville Library wins FIRST place in This Place Matters Competition (AVRL)

November 3, 2016: Kings Mutual Insurance Gives Berwick Library $15,000 Boost (Kings County News)

November 2, 2016: Kings Mutual Supports Berwick Library (AVRL)

October 24, 2016: Killam Corner Raises over $20,000 (AVRL)

October 5, 2016: This Place Matters in Kentville (AVRL)

September 26, 2016: Kentville Library Lease Signed (Town of Kentville)

August 24, 2016: Old Kentville Library goes down (Advertiser-Register)

August 23, 2016: Margaret Atwood campaigning for Kentville Library (Cape Breton Post)

August 22, 2016: Kentville Library moves into former United Church (CBC)

August 19, 2016 Kentville Library Relocation Funding Agreement Signed (Chronicle Herald)

July 26, 2016: Kentville Library move update (AVRL)

July 26, 2016: Kentville Library moving into former United Church (CBC news)

July 21, 2016: Kentville Library Move Starting in August  (Register/Advertiser)

July 21, 2016: Kentville Library is Moving (AVRL)

July 19, 2016: Update on Kentville Library relocation (Town of Kentville)

July 8, 2016: Hants Faces Friday: Elizabeth Gibson  (Hants Journal)

May 11, 2016: Designing a Dream Library (Valley Harvester)

May 5, 2016 - Lawrencetown Gets Growing (Annapolis County Spectator)

April 23, 2016- Kingstec hosts Early Literacy Celebration (Kings County Advertiser)

March 30, 2016 - Next thing to go is books? The Crisis in public libraries in rural Nova Scotia (The Nova Scotia Advocate)

January 25, 2016 - Kentville Council approves former church property for Kentville Library (Kings County Advertiser)

January 6, 2016- County Council may need magic to agree on library site (Kings County Advertiser)

January 5, 2016 - Free programs strengthen and inspire families (Kings County News)

January 5, 2016 - Public Input Sought for new Kentville library (Kings County News)

December 11, 2015- Sweet Treats at Annapolis Valley libraries this Season (Nova News Now)

November 18, 2015 - Valley Firm Awarded Contract (Nova News Now)

November 12, 2015- Kentville, Kings County to split bill for new library (Chronicle Herald)

September 18, 2015 - Information Requested for Library Proposal (Kings County Advertiser)

August 18, 2015 - Annapolis Valley Regional Libary Hires New CEO (Hants Journal)

August 10, 2015 - Annapolis Valley Regional Library hires new CEO  (AVRL Press Release)

July 16, 2015 -  Hantsport Public Library Saved by Community  (article in Scoops Media online) 

June 18, 2015 - Local Businesses Propose Partnering with Town, County in New Kentville Library Space (article from Nova News Now)

May 26, 2015 - Mayor Discloses Kentville Council's Top Pick for Library Location (article from Nova News Now)

May 2, 2015 - Kentville Considering Its Options for New Library (article from Nova News Now)

April 21, 2015 - Kentville Public Library Status Update (from Town of Kentville website)

April 21, 2015 - Annapolis County to protest library relocation (article from Nova News Now)

April 21, 2015 - Bridgetown losing library headquarters (article from Nova News Now)

April 20, 2015 - Annapolis Valley Regional Library relocating headquarters to Berwick (article from Nova News Now)

April 9, 2015 - LETTER: New Kentville library location needed (from Nova News Now)

April 4, 2015 - "Be Fit Kit" regional library program aims to build physical literacy (article from Nova News Now)

April 1, 2015 - Kentville's search for a new library site continues (article from the Register/Advertiser)

March 19, 2015 - Re-imagining the Kentville Library (an article from the Grapevine)

March 9, 2015 - New Art Piece in Children's Section of Wolfville Library (an article in the Register/Advertiser)

February 19, 2015 - Library Looking for New Headquarters (an article from Nova News Now)

February 7, 2015 - Scenic Photos of Kings County on Exhibit in Wolfville (an article from Nova News Now)

January 11, 2015 - Kentville's Teen Council Doing Great Things for Library, Community (an article from Nova News Now)

December 15, 2014 - The Family of Isabel and Roy Jodrey Support New Library in Hantsport.