Pin­court launches ea­sy-ac­cess library po­li­cy

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Pin­court Mayor Yvan Car­di­nal hel­ped launch a new so­cial de­ve­lop­ment po­li­cy last week that aims to give users ea­sier ac­cess to library ser­vices.

The Jan. 16 de­but of the Library-to-Go pro­ject will see a vo­lun­teer sys­tem put in­to place in the town to help chil­dren, the el­der­ly and di­sa­bled people take ad­van­tage of spe­cial library ser­vices. It will in­clude rea­ding pro­grams for kids, as well as ol­der re­si­dents who may not be able to read to them­selves for a va­rie­ty of rea­sons. Li­bra­ry­to-Go will al­so in­clude a pro­gram, Books­to-Go, which brings books to people with limited mo­bi­li­ty.

Car­di­nal hopes the pro­gram will help build bonds bet­ween re­si­dents, a key aim of a new­ly adop­ted So­cial De­ve­lop­ment Po­li­cy. “We

want ci­ti­zens to know each other,” he said.

Vo­lun­teers nee­ded

And the new library pro­ject is al­so loo­king for vo­lun­teers, who are ve­ry much in need, ac­cor­ding to or­ga­ni­zers. “For now, we al­rea­dy have twen­ty vo­lun­teers rea­dy to get in­vol­ved,” Cé­lia Corriveau, Head of the So­cial and Cultu­ral De­ve­lop­ment Di­vi­sion said, ad­ding, “ho­we­ver, to suc­cess­ful­ly meet the gro­wing de­mands, we must in­crease our bank of can­di­dates.” Vo­lun­teers can choose to work with one client, or se­ve­ral, over a per­iod of 10 weeks. In­ter­es­ted vo­lun­teers can contact Cé­lia Corriveau at 514 453-2040, ex­ten­sion 73, or at c.corriveau@ville pin­court.qc.ca.

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