Community Libraries Project: Relocating the Lambton County Library Mallroad Location

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Re-Imagining the Clearwater Arena

The City of Sarnia and Lambton County Library would like to know what you think about the creation of a Clearwater Arena Community Hub and the consideration of the relocation of Lambton County Library’s Mallroad location to the Clearwater Arena Upper Hall.

We envision the re-creation of this intimate community library space with a view into the arena below – with new modernized lighting and a complete renovation. This new space will offer an oasis for learning and exploration in a dynamic facility that is centrally located among other recreational facilities, next to the Howard Watson Trail, restaurants and retail. The new location is a short walk from Lambton College and Sherwood Village, a community of approximately 6,397 residents.

Creating a Community Hub

Through the creation of a Community Hub at Clearwater Arena, it is the hope to bolster Community Access to Recreation and Cultural Services, including library services for residents within Sarnia-Lambton

Recent models suggest that many municipalities are pursuing opportunities to consolidate community service offerings at centralized locations to provide a broader range of programming for residents - moving away from single purpose facilities.

Tell us What You Think!

What would the Community hub and relocation of the Lambton County Library Mall road location mean to you? The City wants your input and there are lots of ways to participate:

  • Join us online for a virtual Open House on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM (Complete and submit the registration form below by clicking the "Open House Registration" link)
  • Take the online survey here
  • Send comments by email to parksandrecreation@sarnia.ca
  • Leave a hard copy letter with Customer Service on the main floor at City Hall

Surveys and comments submitted by email or hard copy will be received up to noon on January 26, 2021.

What's Next?

City staff will compile the results from the survey and the comments received through all other channels and will report back to Council at their scheduled meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021. From there, next steps in terms of moving forward will be determined.

*Personal Information Collection Notice - The City of Sarnia collects personal information from the public feedback made to the City of Sarnia and/or its Committees under the legal authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Public feedback to proposals is considered to be public record pursuant to the Act. Please be aware that if you are submitting correspondence to the City of Sarnia relating to a proposal, your name, contact information and communications will become part of the public record that will be available to the general public. Questions about this collection should be addressed to the City Clerk, 2nd floor, City Hall, 255 Christina Street North, Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2. Tel. 519-519-0330. Email: clerks@sarnia.ca.

Re-Imagining the Clearwater Arena

The City of Sarnia and Lambton County Library would like to know what you think about the creation of a Clearwater Arena Community Hub and the consideration of the relocation of Lambton County Library’s Mallroad location to the Clearwater Arena Upper Hall.

We envision the re-creation of this intimate community library space with a view into the arena below – with new modernized lighting and a complete renovation. This new space will offer an oasis for learning and exploration in a dynamic facility that is centrally located among other recreational facilities, next to the Howard Watson Trail, restaurants and retail. The new location is a short walk from Lambton College and Sherwood Village, a community of approximately 6,397 residents.

Creating a Community Hub

Through the creation of a Community Hub at Clearwater Arena, it is the hope to bolster Community Access to Recreation and Cultural Services, including library services for residents within Sarnia-Lambton

Recent models suggest that many municipalities are pursuing opportunities to consolidate community service offerings at centralized locations to provide a broader range of programming for residents - moving away from single purpose facilities.

Tell us What You Think!

What would the Community hub and relocation of the Lambton County Library Mall road location mean to you? The City wants your input and there are lots of ways to participate:

  • Join us online for a virtual Open House on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM (Complete and submit the registration form below by clicking the "Open House Registration" link)
  • Take the online survey here
  • Send comments by email to parksandrecreation@sarnia.ca
  • Leave a hard copy letter with Customer Service on the main floor at City Hall

Surveys and comments submitted by email or hard copy will be received up to noon on January 26, 2021.

What's Next?

City staff will compile the results from the survey and the comments received through all other channels and will report back to Council at their scheduled meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021. From there, next steps in terms of moving forward will be determined.

*Personal Information Collection Notice - The City of Sarnia collects personal information from the public feedback made to the City of Sarnia and/or its Committees under the legal authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Public feedback to proposals is considered to be public record pursuant to the Act. Please be aware that if you are submitting correspondence to the City of Sarnia relating to a proposal, your name, contact information and communications will become part of the public record that will be available to the general public. Questions about this collection should be addressed to the City Clerk, 2nd floor, City Hall, 255 Christina Street North, Sarnia, ON N7T 7N2. Tel. 519-519-0330. Email: clerks@sarnia.ca.