Old library for sale
The chairman of the Alberton Library Board expressed optimism this week the library’s former Main Street location will catch the attention of potential buyers.
The Alberton Public Library re-opened Tuesday in its new location, the Old Stone Station on Railway Street.
The move completes a relocation process, which the town initiated in August.
Although the town has taken over responsibility for library services, the Alberton Library Board still owns the old building.
Library services were suspended at the Main Street location in May after flooding in the basement led to air quality issues on the main level.
Repairs were carried out and the library reopened in June. It closed a week later when air quality issues were detected again.
The library board had received provincial government assurance that it would help with repairs, but the town council decided to take over and move the service instead.
Library board chairman Allan Curtis said while it will be up to his board to negotiate the sale of the Main Street building, he has selected a three-person independent committee to decide what to do with assets once outstanding costs are covered.
The only instruction the library board has for the independent committee is that the remaining funds should be used in such a manner as to benefit the community.