The City of Mississauga reopened its fourth and last library undergoing renovations, the Burnhamthorpe Library, Lakeview, Port Credit and Lorne Park Libraries reopened earlier this year.
The facility at 3650 Dixie Road features enhanced public spaces and activities, quiet and group study areas, extra wide aisles, a new program room, new library materials, increased Internet access, improved accessibility, interactive space for children including a built-in puppet stage, a variety of seating options, a fireplace and a feature ceiling. The theatre, within the library building, received lighting, sound and seating upgrades.
The Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre (DBNC), relocated to the new library building, will also reopen the same week. DBNC, founded in 1988 by concerned members of the community, offers free newcomer, family and employment services and programs to local residents.
For Burnhamthorpe Library information and operating hours visitwww.mississauga.ca/library. Everyone is invited to the official opening on Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The official ceremony at 11 a.m. will be followed by refreshments, entertainment and family activities. The ceremony will also include dedication of the Maja Prentice Theatre.
As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.