Dufferin Clark Library Renovations Underway

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Dufferin Clark Library’s renovation project is well underway. Here are a few photos of the program room being refurbished. The new program room will have beautiful double glass doors, more electrical outlets, new carpet, slat walls for art display and a new projection system.

front view of the doors

Front view of the program room doors

view of the doors from the library entrance

View of the program room doors from the library entrance

looking into the program room

Looking into the program room

view from the program room

Inside of the program room

Pleasant Ridge Library Update – April 17

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Things are moving along smoothly at Pleasant Ridge this week.

Pleasant Ridge Library Construction

The foundation has been completed! The backfilling of dirt around the wall has also been completed.

Pleasant Ridge Library Construction

The existing canopy has been removed.

New Teen Lounge at Pierre Berton Resource Library

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Pierre Berton Resource Library is building a new teen lounge and construction is well underway. With Emily Carr High School and the Al Palladini Community Centre both neighbouring the library, it was decided that a space specifically for teens needed to be designed.

The old circular reading lounge was chosen as the space. This area is ideal as it is on the ground floor of the library and takes advantage of the library’s north-facing windows for ample natural light.

After demolishing the old reading lounge, new carpeting was installed and electrical requirements were completed. A vast wall of glass surrounding the whole area was put in place – 22 sheets of thick glass now make up the wall of the teen lounge. Millwork was fitted to the inside and outside of the area to provide enough shelf space to hold the entire Young Adult collection.

The teen lounge is soon to be completed with the addition of booth seating around the inside edges of the space, allowing a great space for groups and leaving the centre of the space open for other uses. Two of the booths will have sound domes, allowing teens to listen to music, while not disturbing others around them.

old reading lounge demolished

old reading lounge demolished

view from outside

view from outside the teen lounge

new carpet

new carpet



new counter top

new counter top


Things Progress at Pleasant Ridge Library

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Construction continues this week at Pleasant Ridge Library.

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Dufferin Clark Library Closed for Renovations Starting April 21

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The Dufferin Clark Library will be closed for renovations starting on Monday, April 21. The branch will reopen on Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. and we invite you to join us for cake and refreshments to celebrate our reopening!

The renovations at Dufferin Clark Library include the following:

  • Combining the current Information Desk and Circulation Desk into one Service Desk.
  • Relocating the Self Check Out station.
  • Refurbishing the program room with double doors, more electrical outlets and a new carpet, slat walls for art display and a new projection system.
  • Adding new merchandising display units to the front area of the library.
  • Refurbishing the display window.
  • Adding new periodical shelves and relocating the reading area

During this time, you may return your library materials to any branch of VPL. You may also renew your items online at www.vaughanpl.info. All holds can be  deactivated online or picked up at Bathurst Clark Resource Library. If you need any assistance deactivating holds, please  ask our staff at the Service Desk. We apologize for any inconvenience.


New Merchandising Furniture At Ansley Grove Library

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As you enjoy your time at the newly renovated Ansley Grove Library, you will notice we have added even more brand new units of merchandising furniture to make your browsing experience easy and convenient. Here are a few photos of them. We hope you like these new additions.

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Pleasant Ridge Library Project Update

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Construction continues on the new library. Photos below show the backhoe taking off the overhang from the community centre exit and the footings and foundation work that started last week.



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Customers, staff and trustees of the Vaughan Public Library Board joined us for balloons, cake and refreshments on March 26 to celebrate the reopening of Ansley Grove Library, 350 Ansley Grove Road.

Ansley Grove Library’s renovations included amalgamating the two Service Desks into one, which offers a central service point for those of you seeking information, reference service or assistance from staff.

As you walk around the library you will see that lots of new pieces of merchandising furniture have been added. There are so many wonderful collections in the library that sometimes you may not know what you want to borrow, or all that Vaughan Public Libraries (VPL) has to offer. These units will display popular items and collections based on different themes to help make your browsing experience easier.

On the wall to your right as you enter the library there is lots of information posted to let you know What’sOn at the Library along a vast array of library materials for you to choose from and a new indoor book return.

The self check out station is now located at the front of the library, making it easy to check out your own library items. Last but not least, we have added beautiful new carpeting in the library to give it a fresh new look.

The renovations that have been completed are in accordance with VPL’s Strategic Plan, Empower People, Inspire Opportunities, Build Communities, 2013-2015 which identifies VPL’s commitment to enhancing library space, creating welcoming environments that become exciting and vibrant destinations that appeal to customers of all ages.

Funding for this project was supported by the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund and the City of Vaughan.


(L to R back row): David Broughall (Adult Services Librarian), Ismael Saldua (Page), Margie Singleton (CEO, VPL) Sandy Vander Werff (Director of Finance, VPL) (L to R middle row): Ria Ono (Youth Service Librarian),Miranda Yu (Library Coordinator, Dufferin Clark Library), June Orrell (Manager, Maple Library), Ward 1 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee Marilyn Iafrate, VPL Board Trustee Steve Kerwin, Terri Watman (Director, Planning & Communication, VPL), Farida Shaikh (Library Coordinator, Ansley Grove Library), Jessica Celebre(Page),Marla Markowitz (Clerk), Tracy Morrell (Youth Services Librarian). (Kneeling in front): Anna Serino (Clerk), Giovanna Moscatiello (Clerk)
Ansley Grove customers’ Marcella & David Irwin chat with Margie Singleton (CEO, VPL) and Regional Councillor & VPL Board Trustee Michael Di Biase.
(L to R): VPL Board Trustee Steve Kerwin, Ward 1 Councillor & VPL Board Trustee, Marilyn Iafrate, VPL Board Trustee Isabella Ferrara, Farida Shaikh (Ansley Grove Library Coordinator), Margie Singleton( VPL CEO) Sandy Vander Werff (Director of Finance,VPL ) Terri Watman(Director of Planning & Communication,VPL) and Regional Councillor & VPL Board Trustee Michael Di Biase.