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No Shushing at These Libraries on June 11!

Jun 02, 2011

The City of Mississauga will officially reopen three of its south libraries on the same day, complete with ceremonies and family festivities. Lakeview, Port Credit and Lorne Park Libraries recently reopened to the public after a year of renovations through the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund (ISF). Residents are invited to join in the official reopening celebrations on Saturday, June 11, 2011:

Lakeview Library
1110 Atwater Avenue
Official ceremony at 11 a.m. with Mayor McCallion & Councillor Jim Tovey.
Refreshments, entertainment and activities to follow until 1 p.m.

Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Road East
Official ceremony at 1 p.m. with Mayor McCallion & Councillor Jim Tovey.
Refreshments, entertainment and activities to follow until 3 p.m.

Lorne Park Library
1474 Truscott Drive
Official ceremony at 3 p.m. with Mayor McCallion & Councillor Pat Mullin.
Refreshments, entertainment and activities to follow until 5 p.m.

At each location, family fun will include clowns, crafts, magic, music, story-time and more. Refreshments will be provided by catering sponsor, Panera Bread.

"Libraries are very important building blocks in creating neighbourhoods," said Paul Mitcham, Commissioner of Community Services. "These renovated facilities will bring new life to their communities."

The libraries have been renovated with sloped walkways and canopied entrances, new lounge areas, fireplace or outdoor patio, quiet and group study rooms, a variety of seating options, new library materials, upgraded accessibility, energy efficiencies and views through large floor-to-ceiling windows. The Port Credit Library will feature windows with patterned film based on images from the book, Sacred Feathers, with permission from author Donald Smith and the University of Toronto Press.

ISF is a joint investment by the Canadian, Ontario and municipal governments to help fund infrastructure projects that create jobs, stimulate the economy and keep local infrastructure in good repair. For updates, locations, photos and special events for all ISF projects in Mississauga, please visit www.mississauga.ca/buildingourfuture.

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. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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Media Contact:
Sandra Desrochers
Public Affairs Specialist
Phone: 905-615-3200x5934
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   sandra.desrochers@mississauga.ca


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