by Michael McCarthy • September 18, 2014 • Comments Off on Countess helps cut ribbon at Ditidaht library opening
Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, and her husband Edward, the Earl of Wessex, were among those dignitaries who cut the ribbon at the opening of the Ditidaht library on September 15. Click here for video. The Countess donated an entire bag full of collected books (“stories about English children”) to the library, and talked about the importance of reading to the many Ditidaht children that attended the opening.
The moment the ribbon was cut, all of the children in attendance made a rush for the library door. As well as functioning as a full library with over 4,000 books, the Ditidaht library will also act as a community centre, sporting several tabletop games like a pool table. A side room contains new computers donated by London Drugs. The computers are connected to the Internet. The library is a project of the North Delta Rotary Club, who raised all the necessary funds and assisted with the renovation of the former Ditidaht school.