Library Launch Party - Wed, June 19 7:00 pm
A community-wide celebration to mark the official opening of the PRIDE York Region McBean GLBTQ Literature and Reference Collection, a lending library for the people of York Region at the Krasman Centre in Richmond Hill.
Inspector Gary Colangelo of York Regional Police joined Brenda Hogg, Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Richmond Hill, in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the library.
(Pictured, left to right: Co-Chair Cheryl Harrington; Equity Specialist Kevin McBean; Deputy Mayor Brenda Hogg; Inspector Gary Colangelo; Co-Chair Ian A McCallum.)
In her remarks to the crowd, Jai Mills, Executive Director of the Krasman Centre, welcomed us to the building, commenting "the presence here of this wonderful new library is a clear sign that we have succeeded in creating a welcoming and inclusive space at the Krasman Centre."
Following the ceremony, thirty-plus guests enjoyed snacks and browsed the book collection which currently numbers 106 volumes. The collection is expected to double in size within the next year thanks to ongoing donations from the community.