Seaway Mall Library Branch Grand Opening

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30

The Seaway Mall Branch of Welland Public Library will be opening on June 27th 2017 at 10:30 a.m., reception at 11:00 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Seaway Mall welcomes the Welland Public Library as the latest addition to the Mall.

The Welland Public Library will open the doors of its new all service branch at Seaway Mall for their Grand Opening on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 10:30 am. A welcome reception with speeches and light refreshments will begin at 11:00 am. Welland Public Library staff will be available to give tours to attendees and to answer questions. The new library is located between Bentley Leathers and the Seaway Mall Customer Service Desk and across from Maurices, Telus and Hometown Treasures.

The bright library design consists of colourful curved shelving, interactive children’s furnishings, and a fully-glassed wall which lends to an open feel that invites mall patrons in while allowing library patrons to see ongoing mall activities. The 5,000 square foot branch has five adult and four children’s computer stations and will offer exciting programs for people of all ages. In addition to over 8000 items of its own, the Seaway Mall Branch will offer both interlibrary loan services and transit requests for print and media materials from the Main and Diamond Trail branches. Three newspaper publications and forty magazine titles for adults, kids, and teens – and a comfortable place to read them – will always be available during library hours. The library partnership with Seaway Mall aims to make library services easily accessible to patrons – with free parking and a convenient location – and to encourage current non-library users to try Welland Public Library for the first time.

“Now that this project is complete, Seaway Mall cannot wait for the public to see it. It has been a pleasure working with Welland Public Library from the first time the idea came about through to the building and design of the actual library. Both organizations have been on the same page regarding the benefits this project can bring to Welland and this helped us in staying determined to make it happen. We are delighted it is now a reality.” – Mike Belcastro

“Public libraries are a cornerstone of a healthy community. With the addition of the Seaway Mall Branch, the Welland Public Library is well-positioned to be a public place where all Welland residents can discover, connect, collaborate, and create. Thank you to the City and the Seaway Mall for their strong support; their commitment made this private-public partnership possible.” – Qingyi (Ken) Su