The First Three Floors of North York Central Library Re-Open Today
We are pleased to announce the partial opening of North York Central Library today at 12:30 pm.
Service is restored on the first three floors, including the Circulation/Browsery department, the Children’s Area and Teen Zone on the first floor, the Creation Loft (including a Digital Innovation Hub and Fabrication Studio) on the second floor and the Language, Literature and Fine Arts department on the third floor.
Some new features to check out:
The transportation-themed KidsStop is a fully accessible literacy-rich, tactile learning environment for children and their families to learn and play together. Kids are invited to drive the car, ride the bus and explore the interactive cityscape mural.
Children aged 6 to 12 can create designs on the Everbrite Wall, have fun constructing a ball run on the magnetized wall, or build a roller coaster track.
Digital Innovation Hub
This high tech space sparks inspiration, experimentation and learning. Create and collaborate using new technology and digital media. Edit and record music and video, preserve your family photos, or design and print your prototype on the 3D printer. You’ll also find virtual reality headsets, circulating Arduino kits and professional design software, including Adobe Creative Suite. Many free programs are offered.
TPL’s first Fabrication Studio is a unique creation and learning space that offers sewing, serger and embroidery machines to create textile projects and a vinyl cutter for artistic projects. Learn new skills at one of the many free programs.
A stunning new staircase that doubles as a reading terrace and welcomes you into your new, modern library.
“The library has been totally transformed into an open, airy and welcoming space,” Kim Huntley, North York Central Library’s branch manager said. “There is a sophisticated vibe, stunning views, and new services and spaces that will enable TPL to deliver modern and progressive library service to the citizens of Toronto. And the best thing...there is more to come when the remaining floors re-open.”