Although the fate of the Dorset is all but sealed, the Haliburton County Library Board is getting another couple months of use before it changes purposes.

During the Algonquin Highlands regular council meeting, the councillors heard, and accepted, the resolution from the library board asking them to move the closing date to August 31st.

Chris Card, the Parks Rec and Trails Manager explained that the board was hoping to make use of the space for their summer programming. Card also said that the town is going to make an information pamphlet available detailing what is happening to the space and when.

Earlier in the year, the council had decided that the library was being severely underused and council felt that it would be best course of action was to transition the space into a community hub. Despite the fact the space’s use is going to be changing, Algonquin Highlands Mayor Carol Moffatt explained that there is still going to be library services in the form of a book drop.

Before making that decision a survey was done, and based on the results and low return on the survey itself, councillor Jennifer Dailloux felt that it was an example of the lack of energy and enthusiasm for the library itself.

Card is expected to keep working on the transition from library to lounge of the next couple of months and make information available for any concerned citizens.