More delightful window films showcased at Vaughan Public Libraries’ locations.

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It’s a vision of people and books, not just in the libraries of VPL, but now outside the library–increasing visibility of Pierre Berton Resource Library in a warm, friendly manner from Rutherford Road and showcasing Dufferin Clark Library’s entrance in the community centre.

Placing the colourful film on Pierre Berton Resource Library's windows.

Carefully placing the colourful film on Pierre Berton Resource Library’s windows.

Pierre Berton Resource Library's new window collage

Pierre Berton Resource Library’s new window collage.

Hall view of Dufferin Clark window display

Customer photos are used on the sides of the new Dufferin Clark Library window display.

Front view of Dufferin Clark Library window display

Visit us today to take a look for yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colourful, new window coverings at Vellore Village Library

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Check out the windows on the west side of the Vellore Village Library! Fourteen windows have been covered with photos, approximately 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide, of actual customers at the library.

Made of micro perforated vinyl, the window coverings allow for one-way vision from the inside. Designed with the community in mind, all images depict various resources that are available at Vellore Village Library.

Vellore Village Library windows

Vellore Village Library windows

Vellore Village Library windows

Vellore Village Library windows

Vellore Village Library windows

Vellore Village Library windows

Bathurst Clark Resource Library is now open!

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After being closed for renovations, VPL is excited to announce Bathurst Clark Resource Library is now re-open to the public.

With new paint and carpeting throughout, you will notice more comfy seating, expanded and flexible study spaces including upgraded and refurbished study tables with electrical outlets,  meeting/study rooms with white boards, renovated washrooms and two convenient book return slots on the exterior wall of the Library! According to one customer, the renovations make the space feel “lighter and brighter”. Be sure to check it out yourself!

Entrance to Bathurst Clark Resource Library with new seating on both sides.

Entrance to Bathurst Clark Resource Library with new seating on both sides.

New bar seating by the vending machines and main entrance.

New bar seating by the vending machines and main entrance.

New, comfy seating, paint and carpeting throughout the library.

New, comfy seating, paint and carpeting throughout the library.

Expanded study areas

Expanded study areas.

Study tables with electrical outlets.

More study tables with electrical outlets.

Friendly VPL staff to answer your questions.

Friendly VPL staff to answer your questions.

Bright, renovated washrooms.

Bright, renovated washrooms.

Convenient book return slots by the library entrance.

Convenient book return slots by the library entrance.

Close-up of exterior book return slots.

Close-up of exterior book return slots.

The temporary children's area as construction continues on the new space including the Learn It! lab

The temporary children’s area as construction continues on the new space including the Learn It! lab.

Construction still continues on the Children's area and Learn It! lab

Construction continues on the Children’s area and Learn It! lab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Please note the Children’s area is temporarily smaller until the new Children’s area and Learn It! Lab are completed, which is expected to open in December. Until then, all children’s programming will be held at Dufferin Clark Library.

Update on Bathurst Clark Resource Library Renovations: October 11

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New carpet, wall colours, furniture and more can now be found at Bathurst Clark Resource Library. Stay tuned; we will announce a reopening date soon.

North end of the main hall, looking east, showing new study tables and carpeting.

North end of the main hall, looking east, showing new study tables and carpeting.

North end of the main hall, looking north, showing new study tables and carpeting.

North end of the main hall, looking north, showing new study tables and carpeting.

North end of the main hall, looking west, showing new study tables, new paint colours, and carpeting.

North end of the main hall, looking west, showing new study tables, new paint colours, and carpeting.

New magazine lounging area, looking south.

New magazine lounging area, looking south.

Relocated computer area, looking south.

Relocated computer area, looking south.

View of south end of the main hall, showing expanded study area.

View of south end of the main hall, showing expanded study area.

View of the self checkout stations.

Self checkout stations.

View of the new meeting room with whiteboard.

New meeting room with whiteboard.

The new stalls in the women’s washroom.

The new stalls in the women’s washroom.

View of the new children’s area, still under construction, from the main lobby looking west.

View of the new children’s area, still under construction, from the main lobby looking west

The red ribbon has been cut; Vellore Village Library is officially open!

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It was a beautiful, sunny day to officially open the Vellore Village Library on September 22. Thanks to all of those who joined in the celebration!

Tent

Vaughan Public Library Board Chair, Devender Sandhu, engaging the crowd.

Ribbon cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony (left to right): Aleksandra Dowiat Vine, VPL Director of Growth & Communications; Andrew Gortat, Principal Architect at ZAS Architects + Interiors; Devender Sandhu, Vaughan Public Library Board Chair; Margie Singleton, VPL Chief Executive Officer; Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua; Ward 3 Councillor and VPL Board Trustee Rosanna DeFrancesca; John Appugliesi, President and CEO of Jasper Construction Company and Lisa McDonough, VPL Director of Customer Experience.

City of Vaughan Mayor and Members of Council with the Vaughan Public Library Board

City of Vaughan Mayor and Members of Council with the Vaughan Public Library Board.

STEAM activities

STEAM activities enjoyed by all.

Music entertainment by Sonshine & Broccoli

Music entertainment by Sonshine & Broccoli.

Young boy

Mom and daughter reading

Children with STEAM activities

Family with Scaredy Squirrel

Girls leaning on book shelves

Family with popcorn

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For more photos from the day, visit VPL’s Facebook page.

Update on Bathurst Clark Resource Library Renovations

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The Library continues to progress with its renovations.

Children's area - looking out to main hall

From the Children’s Area looking out to main hall.

Family Reading Corner

Family Reading Corner.

 Children's Pass Through

Children’s Pass Through.

 External book drop

External Book Drop.

Floor prep

Floor prep.

 Carpet laying begins

Carpet laying begins.

 New hoarding going up

New hoarding going up.

Prepping the teen area floor

Prepping the teen area floor.

glimpse of new tile work in lobby

A glimpse of the new tile work in lobby.

New lobby bench

New lobby bench.

New lobby laptop bar

New lobby laptop bar.

Slatwall back up in lobby

Slatwall is back up in lobby.

The PwC Tower, with two libraries, now has windows

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Construction activities on the new libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) site continue to progress well. With the added windows, it has a more completed look. The anticipated completion date is still targeted for Fall 2019.

North view from KPMG building

North view from KPMG building.

East view from Walmart parking lot

East view from Walmart parking lot.

Glazing completed for children's area

Children’s area glazing is completed.

Library entrance area

Future entrance area to the library.

Progressing radiant floor heating installation

Radiant floor heating installation in progress

Bathurst Clark Resource Library has colour on the walls!

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Renovations continue with a splash of colour now added to the interior of Bathurst Clark Resource Library.

East wall

The new, beautiful hue of the east wall.

Painted walls of the Teen area

Teen Area facing north-west

West wall of Bathurst Clark Resource Library

West wall facing accessible washroom.

September 22, 2018: Grand Opening Celebration of Vellore Village Library!

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Join us on Saturday, September 22 for Vaughan Public Libraries’ (VPL) Grand Opening Celebration of its tenth location, the Vellore Village Library at 1 Villa Royale Avenue, attached to the Vellore Village Community Centre. The official ceremony and ribbon cutting begins at 9:30 a.m.

Vellore Village Library Grand Opening Celebration

A fun-filled day is planned with family entertainment, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., including singing duo Sonshine & Broccoli, Magic by X.Ray  family storytime, STEAM activities, refreshments, and a visit with Scaredy Squirrel. Click here for a schedule of events.

Special thanks goes to our Grand Opening Celebration sponsor, COBS Bread.

Renovations continue at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Work is steadily progressing at Bathurst Clark Resource Library.

Entrance to main library from children's area

Entrance to main library from children’s area.

Hallway with accessible washroom

Hallway with accessible washroom.

Tiles in the women's washroom

Tiles in the women’s washroom.

Library staff workroom

Library staff workroom.