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New Bobcaygeon Library Branch Opened Today-Video Tour

KAWARTHA LAKES-The newBobcaygeon Library Branch and Municipal Service Centre opened today at 123 East Street South in Bobcaygeon.

The library is located in the upper level of the former municipal building. The construction and expansion of the 5,000 square-foot space for the library began in January 2022.The new library branch more than doubles the old 1,800 square foot library space at Canal Street and has more than double the number of books. 

“Bobcaygeon is one of the fastest growing areas in Kawartha Lakes with over 9,000 residents living in the community,” says Jamie Anderson, Library Director. “Bobcaygeon was under-served by the old location, and the new library branch will serve the community for years to come.”

“It has been a long, and at times complicated, journey to get here but we’re thrilled to have created a warm and welcoming space for this incredible community,” said Susan Ferguson, Library Board Chair. “Learning and literacy are key values for our library, so having a new branch that provides those opportunities for everyone is essential.”

Along with the expanded library space, the new library branch is fully accessible. This includes accessible parking spaces, an entrance ramp, universal washroom and accessible public computer and workstations.

The new library branch has four public computers, as well as a laptop bar where people with mobile devices can work and charge.

The branch has a separate programming and meeting room. Starting in the new year, the community will be able to book this space when not being used by the library. The meeting room will include a large wall-mounted monitor that people will be able to connect laptops and tablets to for meetings and presentations.

The expansion gives the library branch substantial space to increase its collection to about 12,000 items.

“With high ceilings, large windows, and inviting lounge areas, the newest addition to the Kawartha Lakes Public Library system is a stunning gathering space for the community,” says Marieke Junkin, Manager of Public Services. 

Take our video tour of the new library below:

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Pamela Vanmeer
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