Keep the public informed about the sale of the historic New Liskeard library building

Keep the public informed about the sale of the historic New Liskeard library building

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Ontario Centre for Archaeological Research and Education started this petition to City of Temiskaming Shores Mayor and Council

Ontario’s Carnegie Libraries are an important part of the Province’s cultural, architectural, and civic heritage. Built from local limestone in 1910 with a grant from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the New Liskeard Public Library faithfully served the New Liskeard area for 110 years until it was closed earlier this year. While many Carnegie buildings across North America have been altered or demolished, the Carnegie building in New Liskeard is specifically recognized by the Ontario Association of Architects for the preservation of most of its interior and exterior features. It is a prime example of the Carnegie Libraries and as a result, was municipally registered as a heritage building in 1983.

The City of Temiskaming Shores is currently considering privately selling the building through a process lacking transparency and public input. If you believe that public opinion should be considered in the future of the building, please sign our petition, visit https://www.ocare.ca/liskeard-carnegie-library , and consider attending the council meeting at Temiskaming Shores City Hall on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

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