Canada Day will be extra special for the people at the Hanna Public Library.
 
After almost 11 months of renovating the old Town Office, they're ready to open the doors to the public.
 
"We are about halfway done putting our collection back into the collection room," Library Director Pam Mathieu reported. "We renovated half of the building to start; we have around 20 thousand books and we moved it all out of where they were stored so we could do the ceiling and the floors and the walls, and now we're moving those back in."
 
Mathieu said they've been in a rush to have everything ready for Saturday.
 
"We've got a pancake breakfast that the Hanna Elks are putting on for us in the parking lot behind the library," she noted. "We've changed the layout in the library so you can now access that back door as a regular door, so families can park in the parking lot safely with kids instead of on the front street."
 
"We will have our summer reading program kick off starting around 10:00 (a.m.) and we'll have activities going for the kids in the new children's area," she continued. "The ribbon cutting with the mayor will be at 10:30. The major donor that made the expansion possible was Sandy Van Bussel in memory of her mom, Mary Bye so we'll have a Mary Bye dedication right after the ribbon cutting,"
 
The new space is 8,000 square feet, more than double the 3,000 square feet that the old Hanna Library used to take up.

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