Vellore Village Library: July 13 Update

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Deliveries of new furniture and shelving have arrived!

New furniture arrived.

New furniture for Vellore Village Library.

Shelving delivery has arrived.

Shelving has been delivered to library.

Shelving in the library

Shelving inside the Vellore Village Library ready for installation.

Installation of shelves has begun.

Shelving installation has begun.

Installation of shelving

Shelving installation

Shelving installation at VVL.

The shelving installation at Vellore Village Library continues…

Bathurst Clark Resource Library ready for renovations

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Bathurst Clark Resource Library (BCRL) has been closed since Friday, June 29. In one short week, thanks to the BCRL staff and the moving company, important items were stored, furniture was taken apart, books were packed away and shelving was dismantled. A (mostly) empty building is now ready for the contractors, Massive Devon, to begin their work.

Furniture ready for the movers

Furniture ready for the movers.

BCRL facing north

The view inside Bathurst Clark Resource Library facing north.

Empty shelves

Empty shelving  ready to be taken apart.

BCRL facing southeast

Facing southeast – the shelves and furniture are now removed.

Library cleared of materials. Facing south.

Facing south – the library has been cleared of all materials and resources.

Vellore Village Library: July 6 Update

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The construction of the new library adjacent to Vellore Village Community Centre continues to steadily progress.

Library entrance

Entrance to Vellore Village Library.

Nature-inspired decor

Nature-inspired decor.

Display shelving installation

Installation of display shelving.

Bench seating in children's area

Bench seating installed in the children’s area.

Installation of customer service desk

Customer Service desk being installed.

Counter-height seating overlooking skate park

Counter-height seating overlooking the skate park.

Vellore Village Library: June 29 Update

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More internal work, lighting, slatwall installation and seating, has been completed at Vellore Village Library. The entrance for both the library and the Vellore Village Community Centre are almost finished.

New main entrance to Vellore Village Community Centre and Library

The new entrance to the Vellore Village Community Centre and Vellore Village Library.

Vellore Village Library entrance

The entrance to Vellore Village Library.

Main library slat wall installation

Slatwall installation in the main library.

Where automatic book return will be placed

Future spot of automatic book return.

Bench seating in children's area

Bench seating has been placed in the children’s area.

Main library light installation

Light installation in main library.

Installation of counter-height study desks

Counter-height study desks installed.

Entrance to outdoor balcony

The entrance to the outdoor balcony.

Reading Lounge

View of the Reading Lounge.

Work continues on the new library in the PwC Tower

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Great progress of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre library can be seen from the street as well as from inside. The second-floor library space has been completely glazed in as glazing continues on the upper floors of the building. Installation of the heating ducts inside the library is also progressing well.

Looking northeast from subway square

View from the subway square looking northeast.

West side of the children's area

West elevation showing west side of the children’s area.

Second floor library west view

The west view inside the second-floor library.

Renovations at Bathurst Clark Resource Library to start June 29

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Great things are happening at Bathurst Clark Resource Library (BCRL) as major renovations will start on June 29 with the library being closed for approximately two months, reopening in the fall.

The reno includes adding lots of comfy new chairs, study tables and a new laptop dispensing kiosk; creating a new program/meeting room and two exterior book return slots into the library; and the painting and replacing of all the carpet in the main public library space. Renovations also include the creation of a children’s space with a new storytime area and the LEARN IT! lab, a creation space offering children’s tech programs such as virtual reality, creating movies, coding all kinds of robots, building computers and many other options..

Architecture rendering of Bathurst Clark Resource Library

Architectural rendering of Bathurst Clark Resource Library. North view to children’s self-checkout.

During the closure, customers may return library materials to any VPL branch. Customers may also renew their items online. Holds identified for BCRL pick-up will automatically be transferred to Dufferin Clark Library. For your convenience, library hours at Dufferin Clark Library are being extended as of July 3 for the duration of the renovation:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 am. to 5 p.m.

Customers who wish to pick up their holds elsewhere or who wish to deactivate their holds during the renovation can do so online by accessing their library account. For assistance on how to deactivate or modify your holds pick-up location, contact the Service Desk.

Vellore Village Library: June 11 Update

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Progress on the highly-anticipated Vellore Village Library is increasingly noticeable. The installation of the external aluminum composite metal panels on the east, north and west elevations is nearly completed. Substantial progress has been made on ceiling works including installation of ceiling tiles and ceiling-mounted lighting systems. Painting and carpet installation have also been completed. Millwork items, such as desk and wall applications, will be installed next.

View looking south from Villa Royale Avenue

View from Villa Royale Avenue looking south towards the library.

Aluminum cladding work

Aluminum cladding work completed on the west elevation. External lighting has also been installed.

View from Marketplace looking north

View from the main library area looking north. Ceiling and carpet works are completed.

Slatwall installation

Slatwall installation inside the library has begun.

Decorative light fixture

Decorative light fixture hanging in the reading lounge.

Children's area carpet

Carpet in the children’s area.

Study area

The quiet study area.

Millwork pieces are onsite.

All millwork pieces are onsite awaiting installation.

Maple Library’s new, vibrant window-covering

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Photos of smiling customers now decorate an interior window at Maple Library.

The large interior window between the daycare and the library consists of ten smaller panes, each 3’ x 3’. Using an opaque, adhesive-backed vinyl to cover the window, the design is comprised of the happy faces of the library’s actual customers, on the top row with a beautiful swirl of colour on the bottom row that transforms the area behind the new Service Desk into a vibrant, inviting area.

Visit the library today; perhaps you will see someone you know!

Maple Library interior window covering

VPL’s Graphic Designer, Elyse, in front of the window-covering showcasing some of Maple Library’s smiling customers.

Vellore Village Library: May 25 Update

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Vellore Village Library continues to take shape as countless construction projects are finished and new ones begin.

Main library area

Main library area facing south towards the community centre.

Placement of ceiling tile

Ceiling tile installation progressing well.

Ceiling tile installation

Close-up of installation of ceiling tile.

Balcony view

View on the library balcony.

Construction of VMC libraries is progressing well

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Members of the community celebrated the topping off of the PwC building that will house the two libraries in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The building is located in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre adjacent to the VMC subway station and York Region Rapid Transit Bus Terminal.

Photo of PwC building

The main VMC library occupies the second floor. The storefront library is located on the first floor directly behind the YMCA sign.

Future children's area

Margie Singleton, VPL CEO, standing in the future children’s area.

East view

The view east towards the Transit Terminal.

Storefront library

The view into the future storefront library.

View south

The view south towards library’s Marketplace. The open area will house a stairwell in the future.