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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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.

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.

Renovations have begun at Bathurst Clark Resource Library

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Contractor, Massive Devon has begun renovation work at Bathurst Clark Resource Library (BCRL).

New children's area

View of the new children’s area from BCRL’s main entrance.

Children's area-view from main hall

View of the new children’s area from BCRL’s main hall.

Children's area, looking east.

The children’s area, looking east.

Children's area looking west

The children’s area, looking west.

Renovated women's washroom

Women’s washroom being renovated.

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.

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.

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.