Due to roof repairs, White Oaks Branch will be closed from July 28 – August 17 (inclusive). The branch is expected to re-open on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:00am, as long as construction has concluded. It was hoped that White Oaks Branch could remain open during construction, however, out of concern for the health, safety and comfort of customers and staff, the decision was made to close. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
Holds currently on shelves at White Oaks
Due to the closure, holds that are currently sitting on shelves at White Oaks Branch will be transferred to Iroquois Ridge Branch and housed on temporary shelves in the Training Lab (computer room). Beginning Friday, July 31, you may visit Iroquois Ridge Branch to collect your holds. They will be available for pickup until Wednesday, August 5. During the closure, expired holds fees will be waived for customers who selected White Oaks Branch as a pickup location.
Unfilled/outstanding holds with White Oaks as pickup location
Outstanding or unfilled holds (items you may be waiting for) will not be available for pickup at White Oaks Branch until Tuesday, August 18. These items have been suspended in the system until the branch re-opens on Tuesday, August 18. We would like to reassure you that you will not lose your place in the hold queue due to this suspension; it only means that once the branch re-opens, you will receive notification as items become available. Please call us at 905 815-2042 if you require assistance. Staff are always happy to help.
Library materials housed at White Oaks
Items that are listed as ‘available’ and ‘on the shelf’ at White Oaks Branch will not be available to customers until the branch re-opens. Customers may place holds on these materials housed at White Oaks but will not receive them until after the branch has re-opened.
The book drop will remain open throughout the closure. Items returned through the book drop will be counted as returned and fines will not be incurred by customers.
Extended due dates
Any item that is currently out, that was checked out from White Oaks Branch will have its due date extended until Tuesday, August 18. Customers impacted directly by the White Oaks closure will have any fines waived accordingly.
Summer Storytimes at White Oaks
Customers are encouraged to visit other library branches for storytimes during the closure period. A full list of summer storytime dates can be found here.
Other programs and activities
Buggy Business storytimes have been cancelled, though the group will still meet at White Oaks Branch (Thursdays, 10:00am) for the buggy walk portion of the program. Our Little Maker program has been relocated to Iroquois Ridge Branch. Participants who are unable to attend at Iroquois Ridge may request a refund. Customers will be notified of all options by a staff member; enquiries should be directed to Eric Sillius at 905-815-2036.
TD Summer Reading Club registration, drop-in programs and prize pickup
Customers may still register their children online or by visiting any other OPL branch. Similarly, participants may report reading goals and collect prizes at all other locations. Participants may pick up final prizes from August 18-20 once White Oaks Branch re-opens. Drop-in activities at White Oaks Branch have been cancelled, but alternatives are being offered at other branches. The schedule below indicates White Oaks drop-in activity closures and alternatives:
1. ‘Gigantix’ drop-in on Fri, July 31 / 10:00 – 11:00am has been cancelled.
Alternative drop-in locations: Thurs, August 6 / 10:00 – 11:00am (Central Branch) OR Fri, August 7 / 10:00 – 11:00am (Iroquois Ridge Branch)
2. ‘Free Wii @ the Librawii’ drop-in on Tues, August 11 / 10:00am – 12:00pm has been cancelled.
Alternative drop-in location: Tues, August 11 / 10:00am – 12:00pm (Glen Abbey Branch)
3. ‘Gigantix’ drop-in on Fri, August 14 / 10:00 – 11:00am has been cancelled.
Alternative drop-in location: Wed, August 19 / 10:00 – 11:00am (Glen Abbey Branch)
4. ‘Garage Band Academy’ drop-in on Mon, August 17 / 10:00 – 11:00am has been cancelled.
Alternative drop-in location: Mon, August 17 / 10:00 – 11:30am (Woodside Branch)