A new library for the River Heights area was identified as a priority in the Grant Park Recreation Campus Plan and the Library Redevelopment Plan.
The new library will better meet the needs of the community with a fully accessible public space, more parking, proximity to public transportation, tutorial and programming rooms, improved study and leisure areas, and an outdoor reading and programming area.
The new library will be approximately 14,000 square feet. Construction began in fall 2019.
The River Heights Library at 1520 Corydon Ave will close permanently on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 5 pm.
The new Bill and Helen Norrie Library at 15 Poseidon Bay will open Monday, March 29, 2021.
However, the library will only be open for customers to pick up their holds, return their borrowed items, register for and update their membership.
The book return at River Heights will be closed when the library permanently closes. Items checked out at River Heights will not be due until the new Bill and Helen Norrie Library opens. Items can also be returned to any other branch of Winnipeg Public Library.
Holds that are not picked up by the end of the day on March 13th will be moved to Charleswood Library, 6-4190 Roblin Blvd.