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Newer, bigger library for Willoughby part of rec centre plans in Langley

Posted on: January 30, 2023

By Langley Advance Times

Langley Township’s plans for a new library for Willoughby have expanded, but it does mean that the new branch won’t be open as soon as previously planned.

Under the last council, through 2021 and 2022, the Township was moving forward with plans to lease a space in a mixed commercial-residential building near the Willoughby Town Centre, in the 7900 block of 206A Street

The second-floor facility would have an elevated parking lot, and would have had a total of about 13,000 square feet in space available.

Council debated as far back as early 2021 whether the space would be enough for Willoughby, the Township’s fastest-growing and largest neighbourhood with more than 35,000 residents.

Mayor Eric Woodward, who was then a councillor, objected to the plan.

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