The new library is and will continue to be home to hundreds of threatened chimney swifts.
The old Normal College chimney, originally earmarked for a steel liner, will be saved and maintained for the exclusive use of chimney swifts. The chimney is the only communal habitat in the county for this threatened species. From May to August, the daily spectacle of hundreds of chimney swifts diving into the chimney at sunset will be preserved and hopefully visible for many years to come.
The library hopes to join the chimney swifts after the completion of the building once the funds have been raised for the missing essentials. Please help us reach our goal.
Photo of young chimney swifts courtesy of Murdo Messer and the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.