Library board moves new Langford branch forward

Neighbourhood branch to be located in new YMCA-YWCA

The Greater Victoria Public Library board has approved a plan to work with the City of Langford to create a 4,000-square-foot branch in the proposed YMCA-YWCA recreation centre.

The new Y is expected to open in early 2016 on Langford Parkway in the Westhills development. Library board chair Greg Bunyan said the move makes sense with the growing population of families on the West Shore. He added that the GVPL looks forward to exploring “new program and partnership possibilities” to serve the area.

Langford Mayor Stew Young said the neighbourhood branch will be “put to good use by our residents and helps address the long-term needs of our growing community.”

The YMCA-YWCA will also feature an aquatic centre, gymnasium, health and fitness facility and a daycare centre.

GVPL plans to keep the public informed as plans for the new branch are developed. Library patrons can visit gvpl.ca/langford for updates.