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
Holds that are currently sitting on shelves at White Oaks will be transferred to Iroquois Ridge Branch and housed on temporary shelves in the Training Lab (computer room). Customers will be notified via e-mail or phone of the situation and invited to pick up their holds at Iroquois Ridge beginning Friday, July 31. During the closure, expired holds fees will be waived for customers who selected White Oaks Branch as a pickup location. Customers’ BiblioCommons accounts will reflect these exemptions.
Unfilled/outstanding holds with White Oaks as pickup location
As holds become available for White Oaks Customers they will be notified by e-mail or phone of the branch closure and situation. Customers may choose to select a new pickup location through BiblioCommons or suspend their hold until the branch re-opens. Customers will not lose their place in line if they suspend their hold. Customers’ BiblioCommons accounts will reflect these exemptions.
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 material 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 has been cancelled. 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)