Brampton Library’s eighth branch is officially open. Situated in the new Lionhead Marketplace, this spacious and efficient 6,00- square-foot location offers a wide range of library services and a new EarlyON Child and Family Centre, operated by BridgeWay Family Centre, for families with children aged six and under.
Residents are invited to borrow and return library materials, enjoy free Wi-Fi and access to computers, and use this beautiful new space to learn and grow.
In his remarks, Mayor Patrick Brown highlighted the importance of a strong library system in building a strong community. Brampton Library Board Chair Jaipaul Massey-Singh and CEO Rebecca Raven, Councillor Michael Palleschi, MPP Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria and BridgeWay Family Centre Executive Director Lory Wolter also attended and spoke about the importance of early learning programs in support of local families.
“We are really excited to open the doors of this new South West Branch in one of the fastest-growing areas of Brampton. Most significantly, this is an area of the city that has grown 75 per cent in children under the age of six in the past five years. These are the citizens who we know will shape the future of Brampton and for whom setting on the path of literacy and lifelong learning now is so crucial,” said Massey-Singh.
Speaking on behalf of the Region of Peel, Councillor Palleschi added: “I am so proud to be here with our partners, Brampton Library, BridgeWay Family Centre, the Region of Peel and the Province of Ontario, who together have helped make the opening of this new EarlyON Centre possible. Together, we are all working toward the goal of enhancing early years experiences for families by providing choice and convenience to access services, regardless of where they live.”
Everyone is invited to visit Brampton Library’s new South West Branch at 8405 Financial Drive. Hours of operation are listed on the partners’ websites: bramptonlibrary.ca bridgewaycentre.ca and infopeel.ca
Photo: Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown and Brampton Library CEO Rebecca Raven welcome families to the new South West Library. Photo courtesy of John Spaulding, Region of Peel.