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.

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

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.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Construction activities at the Maple Library Community Centre are progressing. Activities include ceiling installation, wall finish and painting, glazing installation in the quiet study area, carpet, decorative film installation, and many activities associated with the outdoor reading garden. In the next couple of weeks, construction will include the installation of an outstanding ceiling grid, ceiling tiles, baffle installation, and glass installation in the quiet study area. Front foyer work will commence with replacing floor tiles and the leadership structure installation.

Leaf and steam installation
Children’s Area – Glass installation completed
Main Entrance – Sliding door in place
Outdoor Reading Garden – Support posts for the shade structure
Sound baffles on-site awaiting installation
Carpet tile on-site awaiting installation
Reading Garden furniture arrived

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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The Maple Library renovations are progressing well. Work completed thus far includes addressing demolition deficiencies, fireproofing removal, pouring concrete into plumbing trenches, electrical rough-ins and partitions for new walls within the library area.

The western part of the library and electrical rough-in work in progress
Old children’s area being prepared for a new Reading Lounge area
Tearing down of existing columns in the centre of the library
Trenching work in preparation for electrical in floor boxes
Old fire rating insulation was removed in preparation for open and exposed ceiling
Framing work on the partition between library space and recreation area in progress.
View from library’s main entrance. Framing of staff workroom in progress
View of new reading lounge and new staff kitchenette area being framed

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Maple Library renovations continue to make great progress. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the progress being made.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Maple Library renovations continue to make great progress. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the progress being made.

The western part of the library.
View from the old manager’s office towards the children’s area.
Children’s Area
Tearing down of existing columns in the center of the library.

Maple Library Renovation Project Update

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Maple Library continues to undergo renovations. Hoarding has now been installed.

Maple Library Renovation Project

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Maple Library continues to undergo renovations. Check out the images below to catch a glimpse at some of the Reading Garden renderings.