Clarification about Youth Hub services at Malvern branch

November 16, 2022 | Media Relations

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A recent media report has suggested that the youth hub at Malvern branch has been closed since 2020. In fact, the youth hub at that location has been open, other than a period during the pandemic when all library branches...

New program aims to empower Torontonians in uncertain economic times

November 14, 2022 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL), in partnership with WoodGreen Community Services, North York Community House (NYCH) and Prosper Canada, has launched a new program to help low-income Torontonians navigate their financial benefits and budgeting options and work towards greater financial stability....

Toronto Public Library encourages Torontonians to get informed and engaged ahead of municipal election

September 29, 2022 | Media Relations

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A new interactive website, Know Your Vote T.O. (, and Celebrate Democracy events at library branches across the city are helping Torontonians become more engaged and informed ahead of the October 24 municipal election. Know Your Vote T.O. and Celebrate...

Toronto Public Library Observances for National Day of Mourning

September 16, 2022 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library (TPL) is marking the National Day of Mourning in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as follows: All library branches and locations will observe 96 seconds of silence at 1 p.m. Flags will remain at half...

Toronto Public Library partners with City of Toronto to boost seniors’ digital literacy

June 27, 2022 | Media Relations

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Toronto Public Library, in partnership with the City of Toronto and Toronto Seniors Housing, has started a new program to help boost seniors’ digital literacy skills. Community librarians are providing regularly scheduled on-site training and digital literacy programs to seniors...

Toronto Public Library Ends Late Fines for All

March 31, 2022 | Media Relations

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Today, Mayor John Tory announced that Toronto Public Library (TPL) is eliminating late fines for everyone, removing a barrier to access and making the library more welcoming to all Torontonians. Fines can be a significant expense for those from low-income...

TPL to Temporarily Close 44 Branches as of Monday, January 10 due to Staffing Shortages

January 4, 2022 | Media Relations

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TPL will temporarily close 44 branches as of Monday, January 10 due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages. Fifty-two of TPL’s largest and most-used library branches will remain open and staff from closed locations will be reassigned to these branches. These...