Name change for library

The Nelson Municipal Library is changing its name. After getting the official go ahead from city council Monday, it’s now the Nelson Public Library.

The Nelson Municipal Library — which celebrated its 90th birthday last October — is now the Nelson Public Library.

The Nelson Municipal Library — which celebrated its 90th birthday last October — is now the Nelson Public Library.

The Nelson Municipal Library is changing its name. After getting the official go ahead from city council Monday, it’s now the Nelson Public Library.

The library board has been planning a name change since a referendum last fall. Residents from Area F and the southern portion of Area H voted to support the library through taxation, rather than pay membership fees.

The board says the new name provides a “more regionally inclusive perspective,” and brings the library’s name in line with most other facilities of its kind in B.C.