Maple Library is Now Open!

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Vaughan Public Libraries is proud to present the reimagined Maple Library! Updated to meet the needs of the local community, the new library space is welcoming, brighter, and modernized. It offers a refreshed children’s area and a new reading garden that’ll ignite your passion and excitement for reading, our in-person programming and our extensive collections. Maple Library’s new look is symbolic of our commitment to adapt and change while offering an incredible array of free programs, services and resources that will be sure to Enrich, Inspire and Transform.

VMC is Now Open!

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Welcome to VPL’s newest library location!

Nestled within the vibrant community hub, the VMC Library brings our library services, programming, and collection to the fast-growing downtown core. This new 9,000 square foot library provides welcoming spaces for children, families, students, neighbourhood residents and transit commuters. A first for VPL, we will host culinary literacy programming in the state-of-the-art community kitchen within the same building.

Stay tuned for news about our official opening celebration!

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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Work on outstanding substantial completion at VMC Library and VMC Express items continues. Equipment installation, including the library’s mini sorter, laptop dispensing kiosk and Library’s Express Checkout Stations, have been completed. Service desk installation has taken place, and finishing touches are ongoing. Millwork installation in the VMC Express space is still pending.

Service Desk

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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VPL is excited to share that several recent renovation activities at the Maple Library Community Centre have concluded successfully.

Ongoing work includes:

  • Adjustment and reinstallation work of study counter in the quiet area study.
  • Film application and electrical work on the portico entrance structure.
  • Finishing touches in the staff kitchenette and staff entrance area.

Equipment installation has successfully seen the completed reinstallation of the library’s mini sorter, self-checks, and a laptop dispensing kiosk. Configuration of software and network installation work continues to progress nicely.

Library’s Main Entrance
Main Entrance Portico
Children’s Storytime Area
Service Desk
Library’s Mini Sorter
Library’s Express Checkout Station 
Quiet Studyroom
Reading Garden

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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As the Maple Library renovation project wraps up, last month’s activities included completing outstanding project elements. This consists of graphic film installation, pot lights installation, quiet study room glass installation, millwork installation, flooring work, security & IT work, and completion of work in the library’s front foyer.

Activities currently still ongoing include touch-ups, addressing existing deficiencies and fire alarm verification and inspection. New library shelving and subsequent furniture deliveries and installation are anticipated to arrive and begin soon.

Slatwall and film installation
Carpet installation in the main library area.
Film application

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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We continue to see significant progress on VMC Library and VMC Express. Most recent work includes millwork installation throughout the sites, library service desk and slatwalls, installation of all interior signage and completion of outstanding railing work.

Children’s Area
Children’s Area
Staff Workroom
Staff Kitchenette
Slatwall installation in progress.
VMC Express awaiting millwork installation.

VMC Library & VMC Express Project Update

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We continue to see progress at VMC Library and VMC Express. In late December, the project reached a significant milestone by achieving conditional occupancy of the space. Library millwork, including VMC Express custom shelving, customer service desk, slatwall and benching, is currently in production.

Furniture Deliveries
Excavation for external “Library” sign complete

Bathurst Clark Renovation Project

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The scope of the improvement project includes resurfacing of the existing parking lot area, addressing existing draining issues, incorporating three new parking spaces and five lay-by spaces, including electric vehicle charging stations, the inclusion of pedestrian multipath connecting foot traffic from Promenade Circle to Clark Ave and maintaining accessible parking space requirements. The library’s front entrance will also include new lighting, new benching addition of new planters outside to help strengthen the library’s main entrance and its presence in the community.

Rendering of the new and improved main entrance to BCRL
Inclusion of new parking spaces and new multipurpose path

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Construction activities at the Maple Library continued throughout December. Installation of reading garden shade structures and outdoor furniture is now complete. Sound baffles have been painted and hung. All painting work is done, and decorative film decal installation on leaf motives has begun. All CVP flooring is also complete, and preparation for carpet installation is ongoing. Glass installation of library quiet study room is in progress. All millwork pieces have been received and will be installed following carpet installation.

Reading Garden shade structure mounted in place.
Reading garden furniture has been installed.
Glass installation quiet study room in progress.
Decorative decal application on leaf stem in progress.
Decorative ceiling work outside the library’s main entrance is in progress.

Project Update – VMC Library & VMC Express

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We continue to see progress at VMC Library and VMC Express. Support structure for VMC Express millwork is currently being installed, while millwork for VMC will commence next month. We’ve received the remaining furniture; staff work furniture, manager’s office set and study tables are now in place. Library collections and equipment are scheduled to be received in early February. 

Study tables on-site
All seating has been received
Quiet Study Area
Staff Work Room
Staff Kitchenette
Community Kitchen
Community Kitchen
Living Wall in the Lobby
Stairwell to VMC Library
VMC Express millwork supports