ABOUT US

Established since 1972, the Yvonne L. Bombardier Cultural Center was named in honor of the wife of the renowned inventor Joseph-Armand Bombardier. As a dynamic living environment, the Cultural Center offers a diverse program of cultural and educational activities that promote learning and stimulate people’s creativity. A welcoming library, open to the public, and a visual arts exhibition center coexist to create a place of great richness. As an exceptional dissemination venue in the region, the Center annually organizes several exhibitions contributing to the discovery of different artists and modes of creation.

DISCOVER THE PARK

ParcThe Centre culturel Yvonne L. Bombardier is fortunate to be surrounded by a splendid park. Do you know its history? Take a stroll through the park’s pathways and discover various anecdotes about your surroundings! 
It’s easy : just scan the various QR codes you come across along the way!

50 YEARS FOR THE YVONNE L. BOMBARDIER LIBRARY

In 2017, the Library celebrated its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967 by the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation, the Library was initially located in the basement of the administrative offices. In 1972, the Library moved to more spacious premises on the upper floor of the newly constructed Cultural Center. Since then, the Library has been offering its clientele numerous services equivalent to those available in major cities. It is notably distinguished by its warm and personalized welcome, diverse collections with over 50,000 documents, and its «Accès-livres» program, which involves lending and monthly transportation of books to schools and childcare centers in the region.

In 2017, the Library joined the services of the BIBLIO Network of Estrie to enrich the offer of digital and physical content for its subscribers. The addition of a lift, the renovation of the parking lot, and the adaptation of certain spaces to accommodate people with reduced mobility are among the works carried out in recent years to improve accessibility to the location. The support of the city of Valcourt and the Township of Valcourt now allows for free subscriptions for residents of these municipalities. Moreover, in 2022, the library abolished late fees on loans, making it even more inclusive for the community. As a place of exchange and sharing, the Library has been contributing to the vitality of Grand Valcourt throughout its existence by engaging in activities and projects in partnership with local stakeholders.

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