Library receives cheque from Town of Amherst for new chairs

Computer users at the Amherst branch of the Cumberland Public Libraries will soon have new chairs to sit on.

Coun. Wayne MacKenzie, the Town of Amherst representative on the library board, presented head librarian Denise Corey, with a $657.75 cheque on Feb. 27, 2020, for the purchase of the nine chairs, which are replacing ones that have reached the end of their lifespan.

“We are pleased to provide this funding for the new chairs because the library plays an integral role in the life of our community,” MacKenzie said. “The town is a big library chair cheque Bsupporter, both financially and figuratively, of the library. The purchase of these new chairs will help the library retain its important place in our community and help it remain a key link in what makes Amherst a great place to live, work and play.”

Corey noted the computers are constantly in use, which resulted in heavy usage of the chairs.

“Those computers were in use over 9,000 hours last year,” she said. “The current chairs have been in use for seven years. As you can imagine, 9,000 hours times seven years is a lot of wear and tear.”

MacKenzie and Corey also noted the winter school break is just around the corner. Both said there are plenty of activities planned for the week of March 16 to March 20 that could provide challenging activities for school-aged children and teens, including a scavenger hunt and science day.

For more details on these and other activities taking place during the March Break, please contact the library at 902-667-2135 or check out their calendar of events at