Library lovers in St John’s have had some good news in the last year or so. Many of the new city councillors have voiced strong support for libraries, and there was even some discussion about the possibility of a new downtown library, inspired by the success of Halifax’s. The city has also recently given the St John’s Library Board a $50,000 grant to pay for half of the cost of a “bookmobile” – the largest capital sum ever given by the city to the library system.
Every year across the country and around the world these walks commemorate the birthday of Jane Jacobs, an urban activist who spearheaded a movement to change the way citizens think about and engage with their neighbourhoods and cities. This year the walks are being held on May 4th, 5th and 6th and usually last about 90 minutes.