TORONTO, June 19 /CNW/ - The 25,000 Torontonians who live in the
Kennedy/Eglinton community will have a new library next week. On Thursday,
June 25, 2009 at 12 noon, an expanded Kennedy/Eglinton Branch will open to the
public. Toronto Public Library will mark the occasion with a celebratory
ribbon cutting event open to all, including refreshments and family
Almost twice the size, the new Kennedy/Eglinton Branch will have
something for everyone, including:
- More computers with high speed internet access.
- Wireless Internet access.
- An inviting children's area, with child-sized computers.
- A vibrant teen zone.
- More community space, study space and lounge seating.
- Express check-out.
- Interior and exterior book-drops for quick returns.
- New books, CDs, DVDs and magazines.
The expansion and renovation of the Kennedy/Eglinton Branch is part of
Toronto Public Library's ongoing building renovation plan. In 2009,
Torontonians benefited from the opening of a new Jane/Sheppard Branch and now
the expanded Kennedy/Eglinton Branch. Upcoming grand openings include
Bloor/Gladstone Branch in July and Thorncliffe Branch in Fall 2009, both after
major renovations and expansions.
Toronto Public Library is the world's busiest urban public library
system. Every year, more than 16 million people visit our 99 branches and
borrow almost 30 million items. To learn more about Toronto Public Library,
visit our website at www.torontopubliclibrary.ca or call Answerline at
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For further information: Media Contact: Ana-Maria Critchley, (416)