The second day of the B.C. teachers' strike kept the newly opened Pitt Meadows Public Library bustling.
Children and their caregivers, looking for a way to spend the Tuesday, flocked to the new facility on Harris Road.
The second-storey library, which opened Feb. 29, replaces the former Pitt Meadows Library which closed its doors after 40 years of serving the community.
This new library includes 12-station computer lab, expanded areas for youth and children, and more books and other materials.
A new wrinkle to this new library is a self-checkout station. The new Radio Frequency Identification system, eliminates the manual check-out and check-in process for the entire collection of 32,000 books and audio visual titles.
The Pitt Meadows Library is the first in the Fraser Valley Regional Library system to convert.
The facility is part of the overall development plan for the civic centre. Later this fall, the library, City hall, and Pitt Meadows Family Recreational Centre will be joined by the new Wesbrooke Senior Centre and city-owned seniors facility.
The Pitt Meadows Public Library's is located at 200 12099 Harris Road. Phone 604-465-4113.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sundays from September to June, only.