In August, the Kentville public library – located in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley – moved from the used car dealership where it had resided for 29 years to a decommissioned United Church. The new library also has a new, internationally recognized benefactor: Margaret Atwood.
According to a call for donations, the library will feature a YA section named Killam Corner, to be named after Atwood’s grandfather, Dr. Harold Killam, who worked in the valley in the early 20th century making house visits by horse and buggy and sleigh. Atwood has partnered with the local Friends of the Kentville Library group to help raise $20,000 to support the initiative. To date and with a week to go, $11,695 of their goal has been met.