Visitors to Colchester-East Hants Public Library do not need to show Proof of Vaccination to enter spaces. People ages 12+ will need to provide Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination and matching personal ID to attend Library programs and book meeting rooms.
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Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month. Learn about and reflect on Mi’kmaq history and culture.

Featured Events

Sept 13 – Oct 25: Art Exhibit: Gerald Gloade

  • In-person at Truro Library: Gerald R. Gloade is an artist and educator who is currently the Program Development Officer for the Mi’kmawey Debert Project based in Truro, Nova Scotia. He is passionate about sharing his culture and history in the landscape and environment of Mi’kma’ki with audiences of all ages.

Oct 16: Medicine Pouch Workshop

  • Online via Zoom. First Nations author and artisan Theresa Meuse joins us for an Indigenous Medicine Pouch workshop. Ages 7+

Oct 23: Basket Weaving Demonstration

  • Online via Zoom. Join Mi’kmaq elder Becky Julian for a traditional basket weaving demonstration. She will show us how the basket is made and the materials that are used. All ages.

Recommended Reads

Mi’kmaq History Month Booklist

Truth and Reconciliation Booklist: Residential Schools in Canada

Online Resources

Print Your Vaccination Record

The Province of Nova Scotia has designated public libraries as an essential service. Proof of vaccination will NOT be required to enter our spaces when the Province moves to Phase 5. Other health measures and protocols will still apply.

We are proud to assist patrons in downloading, saving, printing, and laminating their vaccine cards.

When does Proof of Full Vaccination start?

The province requires proof of full vaccination to enter designated “non-essential” locates on October 4, 2021. For the purpose of certification, fully vaccinated means 14 days after the second dose.

Who needs one?

Everyone 12 and older will need a vaccine card for designated “non-essential” locales. Those under 12 can enter with a fully vaccinated adult. There will be medical exemptions, which the Province will explain in coming weeks.

How do I get my vaccine card?

You will need to get a record of your vaccination, which can be accessed by sending an email or text through a government portal (you’ll need your health card number), or by calling 1-833-797-7772.

Can the Library help me?

Absolutely, we can! We can guide you over the phone, or help you through the entire process at your local branch. We even offer lamination services.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointment is required. Check out our open hours.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Yes. Remember to bring your:

  • Health card
  • Email address
  • Email password

How much does printing cost?

We are proud to provide this service for FREE. We also offer lamination at no cost (while supplies last.)

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Educator’s Card

CEHPL’s Educator Card allows educators to take advantage of the Library’s rich collection for their students. Apply today!

What can an Educator Card do for you?

  • Borrow up to 50 items at a time
  • Borrow all items for four weeks
  • Renew items a maximum of 2 times
  • Account is separate from your personal CEHPL card

Who can get an Educator Card?

Teachers, administrators, daycare workers, homeschooling parents/guardians are eligible to apply for an Educator Card.

How do I apply?

You can apply online or in-branch for an Educator Card. Once the application is submitted, you can pick up your card at your local library.

Board Game Collection: It’s your turn!

Now you can borrow board games with your Library card!

We are proud to offer patrons a selection of board games to borrow! Our Board Game collection has over 36 items.

How do I borrow board games?

All you need is a library card! Browse our board game collection on our online catalog and place a hold on the board games you are interested in. You will be notified when your game is ready to be picked up at the library location of your choosing. You can also visit your local library and see what is available.

How long can I keep a board game for?

  • You may borrow 1 game per card at a time
  • Board games may be borrowed for up to 2 weeks, with no renewals
  • CEHPL is proud to be completely fine free, and that includes our board games. However, a replacement fee will apply to lost or damaged items.

How do I return board games?

  • All games are required to be returned during opening hours to a staff member, either at a service desk, or through our Library Take-Out service. We ask that you do not return any of the games through our external book-drops.

Need a Library card? Apply online today!