Sunday, 5 February 2012
Welcome to the newest addition to Chess in the Library! Woodbridge library, part of the Vaughan Public Libraries, has recently joined Chess in the Library. The chess program at the library has been organized mainly by one volunteer: Charles Camilleri. Charles had already been facilitating the program for several months when he sent me an email inquiring about a large chess set for demonstrations. Although CITL did not have one to meet his purpose, we continued to correspond via emails which eventually led to Woodbridge Library joining CITL! The program runs from 6:45 to 8:00 every Tuesday evening and includes lessons as well as leisure play. Since joining almost a month ago, this new location has already helped improve and expand Chess in the Library. CITL will now be mailing out books among other chess resources in order to better accommodate session facilitators at CITL locations. Correspondence with the head librarian at Woodbridge library has indicated interest from other libraries in the Vaughan region. Who knows? There may be some more new Chess in the Library locations very soon!
Director of Communications, CITL