The Haliburton County Public Library board is only one of fourteen in the province that are under a county system. Bessie Sullivan is the County Librarian and she says that before 1965, each municipality’s library operated on it’s own, but having them under one system allows them to offer better services to people.

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While the function of libraries has changed over the years, Haliburton County has continued to adapt. Sullivan says they have a large number of databases people can access online for any kind of resources they need. She says they also have an ancestry database people can make use of at each library location.

She explains another aspect people have come to enjoy

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Sullivan says they are planning some celebrations for the year to commemorate 50 years as a County system. They’re also asking for community input for another project they’re working on for their anniversary.

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Sullivan says she’ll be sending out information for how people can submit their stories. You can find out more about the libraries and contact information on their website by clicking here.