What's New

  • On Wednesday, July 1st, all branches and library headquarters will be closed in observance of Canada Day. The library's puppet group will be performing as part of the annual Canada Day celebrations at Petersfield Provincial Park in Westmount on July 1st from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome!

  • Registration for the annual TD Summer Reading Club has begun and will continue at all library branches and bookmobiles until August 15th. Children of all ages are invited to join this fun, free program. Visit your local library branch or bookmobile to sign up, receive cool free stuff, and register for the fun programs.

  • Katharine McLennan Award Call for Nominations ~ If you know an individual in our community who has exhibited leadership, integrity, social responsibility and a willingness to serve the community throughout their life, consider nominating them for this award. Nominations are being accepted until June 30. For more information, eligibility standards and the nomination form please visit http://www.kmclennan.com/legacy/

  • In recent months the Cape Breton Regional Library Seniors' Book Clubs have received more than 60 new titles, thanks to the support of New Horizons for Seniors. The library currently has 11 active book clubs at six branches and we'd like to share the fun! We’re encouraging people in rural areas to start a club based out of one of our rural branches or one of the two bookmobiles. Your group can borrow sets of ten books of a given title for four weeks. There are more than 100 titles to choose from, with books from many popular authors, including Alistair MacLeod, Lesley Crewe, Louise Penny, Jodi Picoult, and more. If you'd like to start or join a library book club, please contact your nearest branch or the Bookmobile serving your area for more information.

  • Vacation Closures:
    Reserve Mines Library will be closed from July 6th - 17th.
    Florence Library will be closed from July 14th -18th.

  • The New Waterford Library is currently undergoing renovations. The library will remain open throughout the renovation process, and during this time patrons are advised to access the building through the side door near Tim Horton's.

  • Are you employed at a daycare, public or private school, or residential care facility? Come visit the library and take advantage of all that we have to offer! The library is pleased to introduce a new institutional/educational membership card for employees of daycares, public and private schools, and residential care facilities. Find out more or download a copy of the institutional/educational card registration form.

  • Adopt-A-Book ~ Help support the Library by putting books on our shelves. Give the Gift of Reading.

  • Cape Breton Regional Library offers access to the                 National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS). NNELS is a digital public library of downloadable titles for people in Canada with perceptual disabilities. For more information on NNELS or to sign up for the service to access materials, please contact your local library branch.

  • The Cape Breton Regional Library has begun digitizing the diaries of Melvin S. Huntington, which were donated to the W.W. Lewis Memorial Library in Louisbourg. The diaries span the period from the late 1800s to 1961 and provide an interesting view of life in Louisbourg during that time, including the shipping industry, weather, world news, and events in local people's lives. The library has been transcribing these diaries to make them available online to a wider audience. This is a work in progress, with many now completed and available. Visit the Louisbourg Collection's website.

  • The Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County and the Cape Breton Regional Library have launched Letters for Life, a local fundraising and awareness campaign for literacy and learning in our communities.