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Sixteen Mile Branch opens on May 1

Oakville Public Library will open new Sixteen Mile Branch on May 1

Join us for our Grand Opening event on June 8

Oakville Public Library’s (OPL) newest location, Sixteen Mile Branch, will open to the public on May 1, 2019, in collaboration with the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture department. The branch is located on the property of the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex at 3070 Neyagawa Blvd.

“We are excited to welcome the public to our newest branch,” says Councillor Jeff Knoll, chair of the library’s Board of Directors. “North Oakville is growing rapidly. We recognized the need for library and additional recreation and culture services in this community and we responded to that need.”

The new branch is 5,000 square feet and features flexible space that will be used for both library and town recreation and culture programs. Many of the services and amenities offered at other library branches are available at Sixteen Mile, including:

  • reading spaces, study tables, computers and laptops
  • A diverse collection of books, DVDs and other materials
  • A collection of toys, called two-hour tinkers, to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-learning
  • A children’s area
  • Youth drop-in programs
  • Recreation program opportunities
  • Automated check-in stations with 24/7 access

In the coming years, the Town of Oakville and OPL will work collaboratively to expand library and recreation and culture facilities at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, with OPL’s Sixteen Mile Branch to serve the growing community in the meantime.

To better understand the community’s needs, library and town staff are seeking public feedback on branch and recreation and culture programming through public consultation. Members of the community can offer their feedback online at opl.ca.

Members of the community are invited to enjoy a grand opening celebration for the branch on Saturday, June 8, starting at 11 a.m.

Construction on the branch began in September 2018.