The George Bothwell Branch has been re-opened in the Southland Mall by the Regina Public Library.
The refurbished branch includes approximately 4,000 more feet of space and now has around 17,000 square feet available for community use.
The new and improved branch includes:
- A “store front” entrance into the main mall corridor;
- A café area with a fireplace, and many areas with soft seating;
- The Creation Cube – a creative, dynamic environment in which new technology, art and maker sessions provide opportunity to find inspiration and share ideas;
- A quiet area with lots of natural light in which to read, relax and contemplate;
- A dedicated space for young adults to study and congregate, or play a round on Regina Public Library’s new virtual reality station;
- A children’s area to ensure youngsters can have fun and enjoy themselves without disrupting other patrons; and
- A seminar space and program room, both of which are accessible after hours by the community.
Darryl Lucke Chair of the Regina Public Library Board says they decided to go with the option to expand after the mall approached them saying they had a few new tenants that were interested in taking the space.
Lucke says the renovated branch shows that libraries are still relevant and are growing to meet the ever changing needs of the community.