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OPL breaks ground on new Sixteen Mile Branch

On Tuesday, September 18, officials from Oakville Public Library (OPL) and the Town of Oakville broke ground on the construction of the new Sixteen Mile Branch, located at 3070 Neyagawa Blvd., near the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Scheduled to open in 2019, OPL’s newest library branch will feature a flexible program space that will be used for both Town and Library programming.

“The library is excited to partner with the Town of Oakville to offer this branch to our community,” says Councillor Jeff Knoll, chair of the library’s Board of Directors. “North Oakville is growing rapidly in population size — our Glen Abbey Branch, also located in the north end — is the library’s busiest location. We recognize the current and growing need for valuable library services in this community, and we are responding to that need.”

In the coming years, the Town of Oakville will work in collaboration with OPL to expand library and recreation facilities at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex. The construction of Sixteen Mile Branch will look to serve this community in the interim.

The new branch will be 5,000 square feet – slightly smaller than a standard basketball court – and will offer many of the amenities and services typical of other OPL branches, including:

–           A collection of books, DVDs and other library materials

–           Reading spaces and study tables

–           Computers

–           A children’s area

–           Automated check-in stations with 24/7 access

As construction commences, those looking for library services in the Sixteen Mile Creek area are encouraged to visit OPL’s Sixteen Mile Holds Depot, located inside the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex, to pick up holds and return library materials.