Furnishing the Annex
The Annie Laurie Wood Annex (named for the very first library on Bowen) is the library’s half of the Cove Commons and is a beautiful, light filled space with room for events, group meetings, webinars, author talks, presentations, seminars and individual work or study. Since the opening of the Annex in February of this year, the number of people visiting the library has increased by 37% - proving the adage “If you build it, they will come”.
Help us build upon the success of the new building and support our campaign to raise $40,000 for the purchase of new furnishings and equipment for the Library Annex. To make the most of our new space, we want to provide furnishings that are suited to the purposes of the space and flexible for a variety of users and programs. Design work is underway that will add colour, sound-softening elements, cozy lounge furniture, study desks, whiteboards, and configurable tables for maximum flexibility of use. With your help we can make this new space more functional, effective and as cozy as a welcoming living room.
Settle in and stay awhile
Vibrant and attractive furnishings will make the Annex a space you’ll want to spend some quality time in. A place to chat with friends, to relax and read, to attend a webinar or author book launch, to meet with a tutor, or to hold a small meeting – having comfortable, adaptable furnishings will make those experiences even more appealing. The Library is your space, a community gathering spot where we aim to make you feel at home. Help us put the finishing touches on our new space so that everyone feels welcome to settle in and stay awhile.