Weston Library to Celebrate 100 Years of Service

November 17, 2014 | Media Relations

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All-day birthday party scheduled for November 22

Weston Branch

Toronto Public Library’s Weston Branch, a much-loved community cornerstone, will celebrate 100 years of service at an all-day birthday party on Saturday November 22, 2014. Everyone is invited to join in the centennial celebration.

“We are thrilled that Weston Branch will celebrate a century of library service to its community in a beautiful Carnegie library building,” said Toronto Public Library Board Chair Mike Foderick, “I invite all Torontonians to come see this unique branch and join in the celebration with the staff and the community on November 22.”

“For a century, Weston Branch has been a community cornerstone of literary, cultural and civic engagement,” said Acting City Librarian, Anne Bailey. “In fact, library service in this community can be traced back to 1847, 167 years ago, when the citizens of the Village of Weston organized their first flourishing neighbourhood library.”

Party Details:

9:00 a.m.  Groove to the warm sounds of Shak Shak, a Caribbean Steel Band. Meet a local police officer on horseback and have your picture taken on a Toronto Fire Services fire truck.

10 a.m.  Come meet Incredibrent and enjoy his fast paced, funny, interactive magic show.

11 a.m.  Official program with Toronto Public Library Board Chair Michael Foderick, Acting City Librarian Anne Bailey and Local Councillor Frances Nunziata.

12 noon  Refreshments.

1 p.m.  Weston’s Active Living Centre Choir performs old and seasonal favourites.

2 p.m.  Official launch of the Weston Library Centenary Project website, funded by a New Horizons for Seniors grant.

3 p.m.  Keeping it Real Dance performance

As part of the branch’s centenary celebrations, Toronto Public Library Foundation has launched the Weston Branch Centenary Fundraising Campaign. The goal of the project is to raise support from the community to design and build a display cabinet to house Weston’s unique local history collection. In addition to the display cabinet, funds are being raised to purchase a portable television monitor for the branch. 

Weston Branch joins four other Toronto Public Library branches providing a century of service to their communities: Yorkville (1907), Annette Street (1909), Riverdale (1910) and Bloor/Gladstone (1913) branches.

Learn more about Weston Branch's history on Pinterest and Toronto's Carnegie libraries.


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