Community Fundraising Campaign

We asked our community to come together, and help us raise the final necessary funds to begin this project. And you did it!

Money raised through this Community Fundraising Campaign will be used for capital construction costs, as well as the creation of an endowment fund. Investment earnings from the endowment fund will contribute to the operating costs of the new Pictou Library in perpetuity.


We have reached an important fundraising goal, but you can still contribute! We gratefully accept donations towards this project, and cannot thank you enough for your support!

Your donations are an investment towards a lifetime of opportunities for you, your family, and the entire community.

Ways to Give:

Make a Pledge Over Multiple Years

We are launching our campaign in the middle of a global pandemic. We know this has placed a financial strain on many in our community. We are pleased to offer the opportunity to spread your donation over multiple years, if necessary.

Make a One-Time Donation

We welcome one-time contributions and have a comprehensive recognition program to ensure your support is recognized and celebrated by all who use this facility over the coming decades. We have identified targeted donation levels, but we are eager to discuss your specific intentions.

Give a Gift of Financial Instruments or Other Assets

We are able to accept securities as donations. Contact us to discuss: 902-485-8848

Give a Legacy Gift Through a Will, Trust, or Estate

We are creating an endowment fund where ALL CONTRIBUTIONS WILL BE MATCHED AND VESTED IN PERPETUITY. The investment earnings will help to ensure the long term fiscal sustainability of the facility. We welcome discussions of legacy gifts towards this project.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is a charitable tax receipt available for my donation to this project?
    • Yes, we can issue a charitable tax receipt for your donation.
  • Is government committed to this project?
    • Yes, both the Town of Pictou and Municipality of Pictou County have shared a $550,000 commitment to the project. The provincial and federal governments will contribute more than $5 million.
  • When will construction begin? How long will it last?
    • We anticipate launching construction by Fall 2022. It is expected that construction will continue for 15 to 18 months.
  • Will there be opportunities to attach my family/company name to sections/elements of the new facility?
    • Yes, we have identified upwards of 30 naming opportunities to align with larger donations. We encourage you to get in touch to discuss possibilities. Donations valued at over $500, and ‘In Memory of’ contributions will be recognized within the facility.

Ways to Donate:

Cash | Cheque | E-Transfer | Credit Card

We are a registered charity and are able to offer tax receipts.

In-Person or over the Phone: Payments can be made to either location during operational hours (listed below).

Cheques: Please make payable to Pictou Cultural Hub and mail to the same, in c/o of either facility using the mailing address listed below.

deCoste Performing  Arts Centre
P.O. Box 39, 99 Water Street,
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
902-485-8848 | 1-800-353-5338

Ask for:
Nancy MacDonald or Jennifer MacLennan

Office Hours
Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library Headquarters
P.O. Box 276, 182 Dalhousie St.,
New Glasgow, NS B2H 4M3
902-755-6031 | 1-866-779-7761

Ask for:
Karen MacNeill or Jean Rozee

Office Hours
Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

E-Transfers: Can be sent to
(Please provide contact information in e-transfer message to have receipt issued)

Credit Card: Payments can be made online by clicking the Donate Online button below: