Category Archives: Library

Merritt Gibson Memorial Library Summer Job

Canning Village Library



Do you have fresh ideas?
Do you like meeting people?
How about working on your own?
Do libraries make you smile?
Are you tech savvy?

8-week job $11/hr from approx. JULY 4 TO AUGUST 25

Snappy new deadline: Thursday, June 28 at 5PM

Bring your résumé and cover letter to the Library, 9806 Main Street in Canning on Tuesday or Thursday 2-5 PM, Friday 5 – 7:30 PM or Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM or email them to

This job is for students returning to school in the Fall, only.
If someone you know is a good fit then please tell them about us — we want our library to have a great summer!

Fieldwood Heritage Society Slide Presentation May 23, 2018

Fieldwood Heritage Society in Canning, NS poster

Join the Fieldwood Heritage Society for a fascinating slide presentation of Canning’s illustrious and amazing history, followed by their Annual General Meeting, on May 23, 2018 7:30 PM at the Merritt Gibson Memorial Library and Heritage Centre located at 9806 Main St. Canning, NS. Free will donations are very graciously accepted and appreciated. See you then!

Author Linda Moore at Merritt Gibson Library

The Fundy Vault by Linda Moore
The Fundy Vault by Linda Moore
presents a free reading by
Thursday, Oct. 13 AT 6:30 PMLinda Moore’s long­awaited sequel to Foul Deeds is another highly engaging mix of art and environmental justice. From a cottage on Nova Scotia’s beautiful Minas Basin, Roz spots what looks like a woman’s body tangled in the roots of a floating tree. Before the local RCMP can send a boat out, the body is retrieved by helicopter, and she watches it disappear over North Mountain. Roz and her longtime theatre friend Sophie roam the backroads and small towns of the Annapolis Valley in search of clues.

Linda Moore is a long-time summer resident of Kingsport. Linda was the artistic director of Neptune Theatre in Halifax from 1990 to 2000, and she has worked at many theatres across Canada.

Box of Delights from Wolfville will be selling copies of The Fundy Vault and Foul Deeds at the reading. The Library will also have a copy for loan.


Canning Library News

Canning Village Library and Heritage Centre

Due to high heating costs, the Library will remain closed until May 1, 2015. Because the weather has been so poor throughout March and we’re staffed entirely by volunteers,  it has been difficult covering the library hours.

On a similar note, the Library committee is actively seeking donations to cover our monthly expenses. If you’re able to make a donation, please check out the Gazette and fill in your information. Charitable donation receipts will be issued for your tax purposes. Make your cheque payable to: Fieldwood Heritage Society, marked Canning Library & Heritage Centre.

We are planning to reopen the Library Friday, May 1st at 5 PM. The hours will be Tuesday and Thursday 2 – 5 PM, Friday 5 – 7:30 PM, and Sat 10 AM – 1 PM.

Renaming of the Library to The Merritt Gibson Memorial Library will be celebrated on May 9th, 2015, as well as commemorating the 20th anniversary of the opening of our  beloved community Library. Hope to see you there!