VMC Libraries Update: March 28

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Construction continues on the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Library (VMC) and storefront locations in the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) office building in the city’s new downtown area.

The 400 sq. ft. storefront location will be located at the street level and will feature access to new and popular materials and will be accessible to users by swiping their library card. The 9,000 sq. ft. library will be located on the second floor of the building and will have access to a community kitchen enabling VPL to introduce a suite of culinary literacy programming once opened.

The PwC building which houses the two libraries.

The PwC building which houses the two libraries.

The view from the southeast. The library is located on the second floor.

The view from the southeast. The library is located on the second floor.

The Storefront Library at the east side of the building.

The storefront library at the east side of the building.

The northwest view towards the Children's Area.

The northwest view towards the Children’s Area.

The view towards the west.

The view towards the west.

South view from the second floor.

South view from the second floor.

VMC Construction Update: Quick peek at the second floor library

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Located in the PwC Tower of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC), Vaughan Public Libraries will have libraries on the first and second floors for your convenience.

The library at street level will be the first of its kind in Vaughan, a 350 sq. ft. self-service quick stop that will feature popular materials and bestsellers. The second-floor library will be full service with beloved VPL staff, tons of resources and your favourite VPL programming!

Below are current photos of the second floor library.

East view from the library's Marketplace into the Children's Area.

East view from the library’s Marketplace into the Children’s Area.

West view where adult books will be shelved and a study area will be.

West view where adult books will be shelved and a study area will be.

January 20, 2019: Celebration at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Join us on January 20 as Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) celebrates Bathurst Clark Resource Library’s 25th anniversary and the grand opening of the Library’s new Children’s Area and Learn It! Lab. The official welcome will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m., followed by the opening of the new spaces.

Bathurst Clark Resource Library 25th anniversary and opening of Learn It Lab

 

The day will be filled with exciting activities for all ages including a special Family Storytime with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, magic by X.Ray, puppet show by Applefun Puppetry, pop-up storytimes, book arts workshops and STEAM activities! Visit our website to see the schedule of the day.

Construction continues on the libraries at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre

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Construction steadily continues on the new libraries at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The libraries, on the first and second floors of the PwC Tower, are anticipated completion date is targeted for late Fall 2019.

The foyer of the PwC Tower.

The foyer of the PwC Tower.

The first floor library.

The first floor library.

The Children's Area of the second floor library.

The Children’s Area of the second floor library.

VMC building - View from the upper floor.

View from the upper floor.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.