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Much more than a library

Oakville Public Library is an integral institution within our community providing you with invaluable opportunities for expanding your knowledge and imagination. We are still your traditional library, and we are also a modern-day hub for innovation, creativity, and lifelong learning.

We grow the minds of children, we help young adults develop their passions, we provide a motivating outlet for adults, and we offer assistance for seniors.

How can you help?

There are many ways for you to contribute to the ongoing success of your library: volunteer your time and talents; support a specific project, program, or new initiative; or name a space in one of our branches.

Your contribution plays an essential role in the development of our library. You have helped us get here, and with your continued support, we will be able to achieve our future goals.

 Why does the Library need to raise funds?

Throughout the years, public and private funding have enabled the Oakville Public Library to provide the most up-to-date resources for lifelong learning that best meet the needs of our changing, evolving and diverse community. 

Municipal, provincial and federal grants provide funds to cover the library’s expenses for operations, administration, infrastructure and maintenance.

It is through donations from individuals, corporations, trust funds and civic organizations that the library is able to enhance its core collections, services and programs, above and beyond what its basic operating budget allows.

How are donations used? 

The funds we raise

  • enrich our print and digital collections to ensure that we provide the most up-to-date resources for lifelong learning
  • enhance our programs and services for all age groups, from pre-school kids to seniors
  • allow us to acquire the latest software and hardware to keep up with rapidly changing technology
  • expand our spaces for learning and teaching

Our current fundraising focus is on our newly renovated Iroquois Ridge branch which provides enhanced community-oriented and technology-centric spaces including areas for quiet study, group collaboration, and improved access to our collections and technology.

Its new and exciting Creation Zone is a gathering point where individuals and groups of all ages can connect and collaborate on projects using both new technologies and traditional tools, assisted by library mentors.

When you think about your charitable giving this year, please consider the Oakville Public Library.

To make a secure online donation through Visa or MasterCard, please click here.

To view other donation options, please click here.

 

 

For more information, contact: Virginia Kuypers our Development Officer at virginia.kuypers@oakville.ca or at 905-815-2028.


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