Happy 100!

Happy 100th to the Beaches, High Park and Wychwood library branches!

One hundred years ago, the Beaches, High Park and Wychwood branches were built so that the people in these neighbourhoods could read, learn and a have a quiet place to think. Today these branches provide all that and more. From the outside these iconic Carnegie buildings look pretty much the same as they did in 1916. Walk inside and you’ll still see the books, the study spaces and helpful librarians. You’ll also see people at computers, an active kids’ area, a group doing crafts and volunteers helping newcomers with English or students with their homework.


Centenary celebrations took place in October. Each branch had a Pop-Up Learning Lab (PULL) offering hands-on experience with 3D printers, virtual reality, robotics and circuitry. Local politicians came out on a blustery October morning for the unveiling of a Heritage Toronto plaque at the High Park branch.

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