This past spring, an architectural competition was launched as part of the project to create a library and cultural space between Ahuntsic-Cartierville and Montréal-Nord. Until the centre opens, slated for 2025, the temporary site is back, at the corner of Henri-Bourassa and Oscar.
A giant book monster
During the summer, this space features a structure inspired by a large open book entitled Le Bouquiniste. Shaped like a large open book, it includes a micro-library and book boxes for adults and children, based on the “take a book, or leave a book” principle.
A library on the move
Ahuntsic-Cartierville’s “Biblio mobile” will be on site Mondays throughout July and August from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., except in case of rain. Books for children and seniors will be front and centre. Loans and returns are done automatically in real time, via a laptop computer linked to the library’s computer system.
From July 4 to August 29, a full slate of weekly activities will be offered free of charge in collaboration with local organizations, including urban agriculture workshops, storytelling, drawing courses and photography workshops. Come pay us a visit!
- Bike stand
- Picnic area
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance