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
After a one-year break due to the pandemic, this site will once again host a structure called 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. Activities will be held there all summer, staged jointly with local organizations.
A library on the move
The Ahuntsic-Cartierville “Biblio mobile” will be on site on Fridays from June 25 to August 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., except in case of rain. The delivery service specializes in books for youth and seniors. Loans and returns are done automatically in real time, via a laptop computer linked to the library’s computer system.
- Bike stand
- Picnic area
- Wheelchair accessible with assistance