STRATEGIC PLAN ALIGNMENT
Strategic Priority #1: Community Livability and Social Equity
Constructed in 1958 and expanded in 1978, the New Westminster Public Library plays an essential role in the community and has served generations of residents since opening its doors. As the community has grown and new services and offerings have been added, so too have the number of library users. An upgrade to essential infrastructure will extend the life of the building and is critical to ensuring library staff can continue to provide the excellent service the community has come to expect while enhancing the overall library experience and appeal. To address this need, planning, consultation, design and construction on an upgraded facility will be advanced by 2018.
Construction started December 15, 2017 on Phase One, which includes an upgraded, technology-enabled auditorium, and a new kitchen, with completion scheduled for February 2020.