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Cambridge and Idea Exchange invite the community to experience the new digital library

December 2, 2016  
Posted by: Jacqueline O'Hara
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The former historic Galt post office is undergoing a significant transformation. To help the community experience the new concept for the building, the City of Cambridge and Idea Exchange have launched a Like Nothing You've Ever Imagined...' digital library video. The video reveals this newest Idea Exchange location and shares insight into the types of community programming that will fill the space.

 "We're bringing together the old and new with this project, and offering a space for our community to collaborate, create and innovate," explains Mayor Doug Craig. "It's a key part of our vision to work with our partners, serve our community and develop a place where people can prosper."


The new digital library at the historic post office will be a space for creative minds of all ages to gather and will open the door for discovery, experimentation, and creativity like nowhere else in the city.  It will be home to digital learning labs, a children's discovery centre, teen space, reading room, an outdoor terrace and restaurant overlooking the Grand River.

"We are excited to launch the video, because it not only provides a snapshot of the innovative programs and services the new digital library will offer, but shares the enthusiasm our community has for them," says Idea Exchange CEO, Helen Kelly. "Libraries of the future are dynamic places where we can explore new technologies and go on a journey of discovery together."

The video, launched together with new signage at the site, can be accessed via the City's mobile application Pingstreet using the Virtual Cambridge tile. Download the Pingstreet app, select Virtual Cambridge, scan the building silhouette and get an inside scoop on the project.

For those interested in taking home a piece of history, slate tiles from the roof of the historic post office building are for sale for $20 each at Monigram Coffee Roasters, 16 Ainslie St. S. in Cambridge. Proceeds from the tile sales will help fund learning materials in the children's discovery centre.

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For more information :

City of Cambridge
50 Dickson Street, 2nd Floor, P.O. Box 669
Cambridge, Ontario
Canada, N1R 5W8