Library grand opening set for March 6

Brampton Library continues to grow, with the opening of the Springdale branch located at 10705 Bramalea Road and Sandalwood Parkway. The facility washes away old perceptions of public library space to reveal an exciting new level of customer service and experience that inspires connections.

A grand opening event will be held on March 6 at 10 am. and everyone is invited to attend.

“We have all been waiting with such anticipation,” said Rebecca Raven, Brampton Library CEO. “Today, I am so pleased to announce that our doors are open to all. Heartfelt thanks to everyone for their patience on our journey to this momentous day. On behalf of Brampton Library board members and staff, welcome to Springdale Branch Library. We can’t wait to show you this amazing facility and share all that your library membership offers you here and in all of our locations across Brampton.”

Features of the award-winning Springdale Branch Library include 20,000 square feet of expansive and convertible library space; a 5,000 square foot multi-purpose room for library and community programming and events; a third location for Makerspace Brampton, the innovative partnership with the City of Brampton and Sheridan College and a children’s area with interactive Everbright light wall composed of hundreds of colour spectrum dials for endless enjoyment.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) gold-designated building is fitted with a green roof, grey water system, geothermal heating and cooling and LED lighting. Exterior LEED items include bicycle racks, carpool parking spaces, charging stations for electric vehicles, a cistern to capture splash pad water for irrigation of flower beds and parkland and bioswales for stormwater management.

The library is next to a new municipal park with a splash pad, playground, gazebo, contemplation garden, connections to the Brampton Trail system and green spaces integrated with the adjacent ravine.

All Brampton Library locations are open to the public every day, seven days a week.

In 2017, residents visited the Brampton library branches over 2 million times, borrowed 4.5 million free print and digital items and used the free computer workstations and Google Chromebooks. More than 160,000 residents participated in 5,000 free programs and workshops and more than 10,000 Brampton Library members enrolled in eLearning courses for free with their library membership card. The library website offers access to a full range of digital products and downloads, including eBooks, eMagazines and eNewspapers from many countries, music and more. You can reserve your physical borrowable items online for pick-up and return at any branch.

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