New features at Maple Library

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A new service desk and an increased browsing area can now be found at the Maple Library to better serve you!

New Service Desk at Maple Library

Some of our wonderful VPL staff showing the new Service Desk at Maple Library.

Browsing area

The increased browsing area.

New self checkout area Maple Library

Maple Library’s new Self Checkout area.

Visit Maple Library today and check it out yourself!

Pierre Berton Resource Library’s MAKE IT! has a new look

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A new accent wall and branded whiteboards now showcase Pierre Berton Resource Library’s MAKE IT! space.

The back wall of MAKE IT! has been painted a navy blue. Vinyl words such as Die Cutter, Robotics and Coding are scattered throughout with #BeAmaker, lettering 4 ft. wide by 1.5 ft. tall, highlighted on the central part of the wall.

Five mobile whiteboards have also been covered with high gloss vinyl on one side to define the area where makers of all levels go to create. Each brilliantly-coloured, 6 ft. wide by 3.5 ft. height board shows various activities happening in the space: green screen, electronics, virtual reality and 3D printing. You must check it out!

Accent wall of Make It

MAKE IT!’s new back wall.

Colourful mobile whiteboards

Colourful mobile whiteboards define MAKE IT!

New soft seating for our libraries!

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New chairs have been delivered to Ansley Grove, Dufferin Clark and Woodbridge Libraries, giving a cozier and bright new look for you to enjoy. Be sure to visit us today!

New chairs at Woodbridge Library

Woodbridge Library has comfortable new chairs in various spots throughout the library. Pick your favourite!

New seating at Ansley Grove Library

Bring a few friends and grab a seat at Ansley Grove Library.

New chairs at Dufferin Clark Library

Envision yourself, with a book, in the comfort of one of these new chairs at Dufferin Clark Library.

Woodbridge Library windows adorned with colourful images

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Two windows at Woodbridge Library have been covered with vibrant images, approximately 10 feet tall by 5 feet wide, depicting people using the library. Made of micro perforated vinyl, the window coverings allow for one-way vision from the inside.

Woodbridge Library Window Coverings

Delightful images of smiling faces enjoying the library cover two of the Woodbridge Library windows.

There’s a seat for you at Woodbridge Library’s new laptop bar

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Enjoy a window seat while working on your laptop at Woodbridge Library. A new laptop bar has been installed for all to use.

Bring your own computer or borrow one with your library card!

Woodbridge Library has a new laptop bar

The new laptop bar at Woodbridge Library.

 

Woodbridge Laptop Bar

There’s a seat for you!

Kleinburg Library celebrates 50 years with RetroFest!

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Vaughan Public Libraries celebrated Kleinburg Library‘s 50th birthday on Saturday, November 5 with the Kleinburg RetroFest, a 60s-inspired afternoon complete with music, festive fall food & drink, hula hoops, karaoke, retro contests and more!

From left to right: Deb Schulte, MP for King-Vaughan; Sougata Mallik (VPL); Regional Councillor & Library Board Trustee, Mario Ferri; Library Board Trustee, Steve Kerwin; VPL CEO, Margie Singleton; Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, City of Vaughan; Aleksandra Dowiat Vine (VPL); Vaughan Public Library Board Chair, Devender Sandhu; Ruthanne Price (VPL); Lisa McDonough (VPL); Sandy VanderWerff (VPL); Jennifer Stephen (VPL); Vincent Sacchetti (VPL); Rosa Convertini (VPL); Frances Richardson (VPL) and Andrea Wesson (VPL).

Thanks to everyone who joined us!

 

Dufferin Clark Library Unveils Revitalized Study and Computer Areas

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Dufferin Clark Library recently revitalized its study and computer areas thanks to a generous donation of new tables made by the two local plants of Wholesome Harvest Baking Ltd., Rivermede and Viceroy, as part of their Good Neighbor Project which aims to generate a positive change in the surrounding community. Wholesome Harvest Baking Ltd. is a division of Grupo Bimbo, a Mexican multinational bakery product manufacturing company.

On Dec. 10, the library unveiled the new areas to more than 100 students from the Charlton and Glen Shields Public Schools followed by an interactive musical named ROCKgarden Party. The musical was a hit with the children and taught them a great lesson about the importance of protecting the environment.

From L to R: Wholesome Harvest Baking Ltd. staff: Debbie Sher, HR Advisor; Eryn Whitehead, Human Relations Manager; Same Yehia, Viceroy Plant Manager; Rob Ferraioli, VP of Supply Chain; Sharon McNamara, Rivermede Plant Manager; Robyn Thompson, Senior Director of HR; VPL Staff: Margie Singleton, CEO; Aleksandra Dowiat-Vine, Director of Growth & Communications; Sandy Vanderwerff, Director of Finance & Community Spaces; Lisa McDonough, Director of Customer Experience; Middle: Bimbo Mascot

From L to R: Wholesome Harvest Baking Ltd. staff: Debbie Sher, HR Advisor; Eryn Whitehead, Human Relations Manager; Sharon McNamara, Rivermede Plant Manager; Rob Ferraioli, VP of Supply Chain; ; Same Yehia, Viceroy Plant Manager; Robyn Thompson, Senior Director of HR; VPL Staff: Margie Singleton, CEO; Aleksandra Dowiat-Vine, Director of Growth & Communications; Sandy Vanderwerff, Director of Finance & Community Spaces; Lisa McDonough, Director of Customer Experience; Middle: Bimbo Mascot

Students enjoying the ROCKgarden Party musical.

Students with Skater Dude and Earth Angel.

New study area.

The revitalized study area.

The revitalized computer area.

 

 

 

Kleinburg Library Re-Opening Celebration

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Kleinburg Library celebrated its re-opening last Friday. Over 40 Grade One students from the Kleinburg Public School came to the celebration to enjoy a special storytime with their favourite librarian Sarah. The Mayor, Members of Council, Library Board members, the new City Manager and the architect also attended the event. Check out the photos below that captured some of the great moments of the day.

40 Grade One students from the Kleinburg Public School attended the Kleinburg Library's Re-opening Celebration.

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L to R: Regional Councillor & VPL Board Member Mario Ferri, VPL Board Chair Devender Sandhu, Mayor Bevilacqua, VPL CEO Margie Singleton, Councillor & VPL Board Member Sandra Racco.

Mayor Bevilacqua has a chat with the school children and library customers.

VPL's librarian Sarah reads Dinosaur VS. the Library to the students.

Kids enjoying a great song with actions.

Sarah leads the students through one last song!

 

 

Woodbridge Library Closed for Renovations May 26 – 29

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Woodbridge Library will be closed for renovation starting on Tuesday, May 26 and will re-open on Saturday, May 30 at 10 a.m. During this time, customers may return library materials at any location of Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) or renew them online at www.vaughanpl.info. Customers may deactivate holds online or pick them up at Pierre Berton Resource Library.  For more assistance deactivating holds, please ask a staff at the Service Desk.  We apologize for any inconveniences.

Kleinburg Library Invites You to Its Re-Opening Celebration

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Kleinburg Library invites you to its Re-opening Celebration on May 29, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A special children’s storytime will be held at 11 a.m. followed by official remarks by the Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua P.C., Mayor of Vaughan.  Everyone is welcome to discover the newly renovated library and enjoy light refreshments. See you there!