Cape Breton Regional Library

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Baby Book Swap

Join us at the McConnell Library on Saturday, April 28th and find some great new books for your family! Here’s how the swap works:
1. Bring your books to the McConnell Library before the swap and collect swap credits.
Gently used babies’ and children’s books are welcome. You may drop them off at the library between
April 17th and April 27th. Maximum of 10 credits per person. Donations to the swap are also welcome!
2. Redeem your swap credits for new-to-you books on April 28th.
Drop by the swap on Saturday, April 28th from 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Any books leftover after the swap will be donated to local community groups.
For more information, please phone the Library at 902-562-3161 or email us at:


Isle of Story Festival

Isle of Story Festival ~ The Isle of Story Festival is a celebration of storytelling that highlights the past, present, and future of storytelling in Cape Breton. The Cape Breton Regional Library, Breton Books, the Membertou Heritage Centre, and Cape Breton University’s Beaton Institute, and the Centre for Sound Communities, have partnered to create this Festival. The second annual storytelling-themed festival will take place this coming May 1-5 in Sydney. Check out the schedule:


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