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

The red ribbon has been cut; Vellore Village Library is officially open!

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It was a beautiful, sunny day to officially open the Vellore Village Library on September 22. Thanks to all of those who joined in the celebration!

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Vaughan Public Library Board Chair, Devender Sandhu, engaging the crowd.

Ribbon cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony (left to right): Aleksandra Dowiat Vine, VPL Director of Growth & Communications; Andrew Gortat, Principal Architect at ZAS Architects + Interiors; Devender Sandhu, Vaughan Public Library Board Chair; Margie Singleton, VPL Chief Executive Officer; Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua; Ward 3 Councillor and VPL Board Trustee Rosanna DeFrancesca; John Appugliesi, President and CEO of Jasper Construction Company and Lisa McDonough, VPL Director of Customer Experience.

City of Vaughan Mayor and Members of Council with the Vaughan Public Library Board

City of Vaughan Mayor and Members of Council with the Vaughan Public Library Board.

STEAM activities

STEAM activities enjoyed by all.

Music entertainment by Sonshine & Broccoli

Music entertainment by Sonshine & Broccoli.

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Mom and daughter reading

Children with STEAM activities

Family with Scaredy Squirrel

Girls leaning on book shelves

Family with popcorn

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For more photos from the day, visit VPL’s Facebook page.

Vellore Village Library is now open!

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Thanks to all who joined us on Saturday, August 11 as the doors of Vellore Village Library were opened to the public. Over 1,600 people visited the library throughout the day!

Opening the doors to the public and a welcome by VPL Board and staff

VPL Board and staff welcomed members of the community as they first stepped into the Vellore Village Library.

Many people looking at what Vellore Village Library has to offer.

Everyone discovering all of the wonderful books, resources and spaces Vellore Village Library has to offer.

Storytimes for the kids at Vellore Village Library

Children enjoying the first Vellore Village Library storytime.

Family reading on Vellore Village Library patio

Reading together on the patio.

VPL board and customers

From left to right: Ward 4 Councillor and VPL Board Trustee, Sandra Yeung Racco; VPL Board Trustees, Loreta Pavese and Manjit Kaur; VPL Board Vice-Chair, Rose Savage; VPL Board Chair, Devender Sandhu; Regional Councillor Gino Rosati; and two gentleman from the Vellore community. In front: One of our young community members excited for the library to open.

VPL Board Trustee and Vice-Chair, Rose Savage and VPL Board Trustee, Palma Pallante.

VPL Board Trustee and Vice-Chair, Rose Savage with VPL Board Trustee, Palma Pallante.

Checking out a few books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mom and child at computer

Two women in the library

Families playing games together

Using Quiver colouring sheet

Learning about ozobots

Deciding what book to take

Smiling people with stacks of books

Happy family at Vellore Village Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more photos from Saturday, August 11, please visit our Facebook album titled Vellore Village Library Opening – August 11.

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.

A Wall of Nature and Whimsy at Pleasant Ridge Library

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A delightful scene will greet you now when you visit the Pleasant Ridge Library. A mural of birds, a tree and a cat have been added to the wall by the entrance to the Reading Garden. Stop by the library and see it for yourself!

Pleasant Ridge Library mural

The lovely mural above the Reading Garden entrance.

Did you notice the adorable cat above the doorway?