All Brampton Library Branches Open to Serve You on Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Written by Todd Kyle, Chief Executive Officer
In my last blog, I expressed hope that we would reopen our remaining branches by the end of summer, and I am thrilled to announce that it is possible to keep my promise, with all eight branch libraries open to serve you, beginning next Tuesday.
On behalf of our Library Board members, staff, and volunteers, thank you for your patience! We know that you have missed us and we have truly missed all of you. It’s been a long wait.
As libraries were permitted to reopen and to offer browsing and study with capacity limits, we chose to take a cautious approach, opening our stand-alone branches for limited hours, while offering Curbside Pickup where we share space with a school, recreation centre, or early childhood centre.
I am delighted to confirm that we have now made arrangements with our partners to safely open Gore Meadows, Mount Pleasant Village, and South Fletcher’s Branch Libraries. Starting on Tuesday, September 7th, these branches, plus Chinguacousy, Cyril Clark, Four Corners, and Springdale, will be open Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm, and Friday through Sunday, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. Our South West Branch Library in the Lionhead Marketplace will be open when the EarlyON centre that shares our space is closed, as noted below.
As of this Tuesday, September 7, South West Branch Library will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. This branch is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
All of our locations will be open for you to discover, borrow, browse, relax, study, and access our computers and Chromebooks, while observing masking and physical distancing guidelines. For the time being, in-person programming and group activities, including our MakerSpaces, remain unavailable. For more information about virtual programming, click Calendar of Events on our homepage.
While this is wonderful news to share, we still face uncertainty in this pandemic: vaccination rates are high, but case counts have risen with the spread of the Delta variant. The successful reopening of all our library branches and the community as a whole requires a high rate of vaccination. My message to you is to get vaccinated as soon as you can. To find out more, visit the Peel Public Health website, call the provincial booking line at 1 (833) 943-3900 (TTY: 1(866) 797-0007), click the link on the top of every page of our website, and follow our retweets on Twitter.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to your favourite branch on Tuesday, September 7th!