Woodbridge Library Renovations

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The Woodbridge Library has undergone extensive renovations since the project began.

What’s been done so far:

  • The two washrooms on the lower level were given a facelift
  • Lighting in the meeting rooms was upgraded to LEDs
  • The walls that face into the open part of the basement were replaced with glass
  • Fresh paint in meeting rooms
  • Coloured film on glass walls of Quiet Study Room
  • New study tables and chairs for the Quiet Study Room have been ordered

Here is a glimpse at the coloured film on the Quiet Study Room glass walls.

Rick Hansen Foundation

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The Carrville Library will undergo many stages before its expected completion in 2024. So far, one of the first stages we’ve seen is the design process and site plans laid out by Perkins+Will Architects. Early conceptual renderings, final designs, and material selections that comply with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) are sought, especially in public spaces like community centres, public libraries and district parks.

The Carrville Library has received the Rick Hansen Foundation Pre-Construction Approved Gold Accessibility Certification for design compliance with the AODA. The Carrville Library design meets the standards as an accessible building for those living with disabilities.

VMC Library Virtual Tour

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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.

VMC Express – an on-the-go convenience VPL Members will also be able to enjoy street-level access to our newest titles and popular bestsellers in the self-service storefront conveniently located on Apple Mill Road – a first of its kind in Vaughan! This 400 square foot quick stop features automated check-in and check-out for fast and simple returns and pickups.

Stop on by and see what Vaughan Public Libraries can do for you. A visit will get you thinking!

Groundbreaking of Carrville Community Library

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June 8, 2022, marked another historic moment for Vaughan Public Libraries! A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Carrville Community Library, Carrville Community Centre and District Park. The new multi-use community hub will combine play, learning, fitness and sports spaces.

The new library is our response to the community’s evolving needs, where lifelong learning opportunities are accessible, and citizens have access to comprehensive programming, dynamic services, and multifaceted collections. We believe that our new library will look great and enrich people, inspire opportunities, and transform the community.

Carrville Community Library will be located between Dufferin and Bathurst streets near Major Mackenzie Drive (Carrville/Block 11), and completion is expected in 2024.

Stay tuned for more updates!

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.