As I write this, Ontario has just entered Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen, allowing public libraries to offer more services with more visitor capacity. At Brampton Library, four of our branches are now open for you to browse and borrow material. It has been wonderful to welcome you back into Chinguacousy, Cyril Clark, Four Corners, and Springdale, and to hear your grateful comments about wandering our shelves to select items that you want to borrow.

As a community that values learning and strives for academic and career success, I know that you are looking forward to once again spending longer time in our branches for quiet study and relaxation. That day is not far off! Beginning early next month, we hope to expand the services that we can offer in these four locations and I’m happy to let you know that we are working on reopening our other branches as well. We can’t give you a date yet, but we are aiming for the end of the summer. 

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The progress we have made towards reopening is due to one simple factor: the availability of safe and effective vaccines against COVID-19. I urge every Brampton resident over the age of 12 to book theirs as soon as possible. To find out where you can get vaccinated, visit the Peel Public Health website or call the provincial booking line at 1-833-943-3900 (TTY 1-866-797-0007).

To reach the end of the tunnel, we plan to stay the course with our cautious approach to reopening, keeping community safety first and foremost and monitoring conditions. As we reopen, we will continue to maintain a safe environment for all of our users by limiting capacity and requiring all visitors to wear a mask and to physically distance themselves. Working together, our community and library branches can recover safely so that we can once again gather and connect. Let’s keep it up!

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