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Toronto Public Library is celebrating Freedom to Read Week from February 26 to March 4. This annual event encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. This freedom is a core value for public libraries, and... Continue reading
Digital circulation tops three million, putting Toronto in first place among library systems. Toronto is a city of readers, and digital library lending is on the rise. In 2016, Toronto Public Library (TPL) cardholders borrowed more than three million digital... Continue reading
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Toronto Public Library announces the year’s most popular books and DVDs Every year, Torontonians borrow about 32 million print and downloadable items. This year, Toronto Public Library (TPL) is releasing a list of the year’s most popular materials (print books,... Continue reading
I was recently notified that anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on a window of one of our branches. The hate graffiti on the window was quickly removed by someone in the community before even staff could take action. Nevertheless the deed... Continue reading
Toronto Public Library is pleased to kick-off its Digital Privacy Initiative on Thursday Nov 10th, with a launch event at 6:30 pm at the Lillian H. Smith branch. The panel includes Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project; Brenda... Continue reading
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Toronto Public Library, in partnership with Myseum of Toronto, is pleased to announce Cosmopolis Toronto: The World in One City, a new, city-wide photography exhibition that explores the journeys of newcomers to Canada. The exhibition is based on the book... Continue reading
Mayor John Tory will be on-hand at Toronto Public Library’s Centennial branch on Sunday to celebrate an important step in improving access to library services. As part of the City's Poverty Reduction Strategy, six more branches will now be open... Continue reading
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Culture Days @ Toronto Public Library presents free arts and culture activities across the city with 40+ FREE activities at more than 30 branches Toronto Public Library, in partnership with the Neighbourhood Arts Network (NAN), celebrates the return of Culture... Continue reading
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Be part of the ongoing Appel Salon conversation with new books and new ideas at Toronto Public Library’s signature event space for the literary and performing arts, politics and pop culture. 2016 Salon highlights: (l to r) Zadie Smith, Siddhartha... Continue reading
The Toronto Public Library (TPL) Board met on June 27, 2016 at the Toronto Reference Library. Key topics discussed include: Capital Budget and Plan Submission The Board approved the 2017-2026 capital budget plan and submission (PDF). The funding request of... Continue reading
Toronto Public Library (TPL) is very pleased to announce that more branches will be open on Sundays in response to customer demand and the TPL Board’s vision for more open hours. Effective July 3, 2016, year-round Sunday service will begin... Continue reading
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Toronto-based list is part of annual TPL Teens Summer Edition program With summer just around the corner, youth librarians at Toronto Public Library have picked their 2016 Top 10 Reads for Teens. The list features well-known and emerging local authors... Continue reading
Mayor John Tory, Toronto Public Library (TPL) and Google Canada today announced an innovative wi-fi hotspot lending library program that will give Torontonians free Internet at home. The pilot program has started in six TPL branches: Albion, Cedarbrae, Evelyn Gregory,... Continue reading
Mayor John Tory, Toronto Public Library and Google Canada will make an announcement about more access to the Internet for residents living in neighbourhood improvement areas. Where: Thorncliffe branch, 48 Thorncliffe Park Drive Closest major intersection: Millwood Road and Overlea... Continue reading
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Alex Hocevar will join TPL in the role of Director, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies Toronto Public Library (TPL) today announced the appointment of Alex Hocevar to the role of Director, Digital Services and Emerging Technologies. Alex has held a... Continue reading
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Toronto Public Library is pleased to announce that Gregory McCormick (pictured above) will be joining the organization as Manager of Cultural and Special Events Programming next month. Gregory comes to the Library from Montreal, where he served as Director of... Continue reading
The Toronto Public Library Board today announced that the recently negotiated four-year collective agreement between the Board and the Toronto Public Library Workers CUPE Local 4948 has been ratified by both parties. The new collective agreement is fair and reasonable... Continue reading
All Library Branches Open Today We are pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached between the Toronto Public Library Board and the Toronto Public Library Workers Union Local 4948. All library branches are open today and operating... Continue reading
The Toronto Public Library Board continues to bargain with the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union Local 4948 to reach a collective agreement. A “No Board” report was issued on April 25, 2016 and library workers will be in a legal... Continue reading
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Toronto Public Library (TPL) today announced the appointment of two new directors to its senior management team. Pam Ryan (pictured on left) is appointed to the role of Director, Service Development and Innovation and Moe Hosseini-Ara (pictured on right) will... Continue reading
The Toronto Public Library Board today received notification of a “No-Board” report as requested by the Toronto Public Library Workers’ Union CUPE Local 4948 and granted by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. Although the request for a "No Board" report... Continue reading
Starting today, Torontonians will have access to the city’s first musical instrument library – the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Library. Sun Life Financial and the Toronto Public Library have created this innovative free program that will provide residents... Continue reading
To help welcome Syrian newcomers and their families to Toronto, Toronto Public Library invites our newest residents to explore Toronto’s cultural attractions and museums for free. The initiative, created especially for Syrian newcomers, is an extension of the library’s popular... Continue reading
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I have presented activities at five library branches as a participant in Culture Days at the Library. In all cases I had fantastic co-operation from library staff and librarians. This enthusiastic support helped me to better engage with workshop participants... Continue reading
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Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing continue to advocate for more reasonable prices and terms for ebooks from multinational publishers with an open letter to Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. Some... Continue reading