The newly renovated Whitchurch-Stouffville library has reopened and is a great community hub for residents looking to relax with a book, pick up a great movie or participate in one of the many programs.

With just under two years of renovations completed, the now 30,000 sq-ft library features an innovation space which includes music and media studios, additional study spaces, an outdoor courtyard in the centre of the library and more.

The expansion allows the library to add and manage more programs for children, young adults, and seniors.

Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library CEO Carolyn Nordheimer-James’ says this new library can serve as a communal space for all residents.

“Its absolutely a library for everyone. Not just a library but the living room of the community where everyone can come to connect with others in the community”.

“We’re hoping all ages will come and spend a lot of time here, connect here and really enjoy their commu

Mikaela Colquhon takes her mom on a tour of the new library.

nity library.”

 

Tiny Seedlings, a not-for-profit community initiative promoting physical activity, family interaction and events for children, will be a $10,000 Business Sponsor for one of the new Children Program Rooms.  United Soils Management, who has a local office in downtown Stouffville, is sponsoring the courtyard in the amount of $15,000.

“We are very excited to have both Tiny Seedlings and United Soils on board as sponsors,” said Nordheimer-James. “Their dedication to the community is very much appreciated and we look forward to their continued support.”

The monies raised through the library’s fundraising efforts go towards outfitting

Olivia Lin flips through a few books at the library.

the newly renovated facility with furniture and equipment to maximize the use of the new space.

 

The children’s program rooms will be used to inspire curiosity, engage with the library’s youngest visitors and promote a lifelong love of reading and learning.  The courtyard is located in the centre of the new facility and allows patrons an outdoor, passive and relaxing reading space.

The library will host an open house on May 12 from 10am to 4pm. The official opening and ribbon cutting for the entire renovated Leisure Centre happens on June 2.

Visit wsplibrary.ca for more information.