Pincourt launches easy-access library policy
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.
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.