Exciting renovation planned for Glen Abbey Branch

Oakville Public Library’s busiest branch is getting a whole new look in 2019.

The Glen Abbey Branch, located within the Glen Abbey Community Centre in north Oakville, hosts over 350,000 visitors annually –the library’s most active location.

The library renovation stems from the changing use and role of the branch, and the increased demand for library services, programs and collections in the thriving and diverse surrounding neighbourhoods.

To better meet the needs of this dynamic community, many innovative features are planned for the Glen Abbey Branch, including a versatile ‘Creation Zone’ modelled after the wildly popular space at the Iroquois Ridge Branch. The space will feature technology and materials to inspire creativity in the community.

Another focus of the renovation will be on creating and reconfiguring flexible program and study spaces to improve operational efficiency and serve our customers better. The newly renovated branch will be a community and cultural hub, attracting and engaging youth and increasing the potential for community partnerships.

This renovation supports our strategic goals to create a welcoming and thriving community commons, transform our physical spaces to encourage creativity, collaboration, and discovery and provide enhanced opportunities for children and youth.

Throughout the renovation process, we will be collecting feedback and input from the community on what they would like to see in their new library branch.

Stay tuned to our website, or follow OPL on social media, for more information related to the upcoming public consultation plan.

The renovation will begin in  2019 and will see the branch closed for approximately six months.


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