Library fans, this week’s for you

2015-09-28-stacked books

(Photo: Kelly Roche/QEW South Post/file)

Bibliophiles, rejoice.

A new website will be unveiled for the Mississauga Library System, coinciding with Ontario Public Library Week running Oct. 18 to 24.

With more than 300,000 registered users and 18 branches, it’s one of the largest public library systems in Canada, boasting a collection of 1.2 million items.

An open house is being held by the Mississauga Library Board on Wednesday to hear public input regarding its programs and services.

Members of the board will be attending the round table discussions and address gaps in service, how the library is being used, and its place in the digital age.

The event takes place Oct. 21 at the central library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Next Saturday, Oct. 24, the central branch is hosting World Story Time Festival, featuring stories, rhymes, songs and activities in languages from around the globe. Activities run from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Here’s the breakdown:

10 a.m. – English and French

11 a.m. – Arabic and Mandarin

Noon – Polish and Urdu

1 p.m. – Russian and Spanish

2 p.m. – English and Ukrainian

-Kelly Roche


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