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Open a book at a City of Mississauga Library during Doors Open Mississauga

Sep 20, 2011

On October 1, 37 Mississauga establishments open their doors for the 8th annual Doors Open event including four City of Mississauga Libraries: Central Library, Burnhamthorpe Library, Lorne Park Library and Port Credit Library.

"The City of Mississauga's library doors are open as one of the largest public library systems in Canada reflected in the 300,000 registered users who enjoy the variety of programs and services available to them," said Don Mills, director, Library Services, Mississauga Library System. "Our services include our collections, programs for newcomers, children, youth and older adults and the convenience of ebooks. We are proud to be a part of Door's Open 2011 and share the wonder of libraries with people of all ages."

Doors Open Mississauga

Saturday, October 1, 2011 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Central Library

301 Burnhamthorpe Road West (Burnhamthorpe Road and Duke of York Boulevard)
Central Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2011 with activities such as Mississauga Book Fest, which includes two unique tours: The Path of the Book walk and All About Your Library.

Burnhamthorpe Library
3650 Dixie Road, Suite 101 (Burnhamthorpe Road and Dixie Road)
Activities at this location will feature tours through the new Maya Prentice Theatre and the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Lorne Park Library
1474 Truscott Drive (Clarkson Road and Truscott Drive)
As the headquarters for Heritage Mississauga, this site will feature a showcase of heritage exhibitors and free guided walking tours of historic Lorne Park.

Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Road East (Lakeshore Road and Stavebank Road)
Activities at this location will include tours of the recently re-designed library, which features views of the lake and river.


About the Mississauga Library System
The Mississauga Library System has eighteen libraries located across the city. All libraries have wireless access (WiFi) to the Internet, computer workstations, word processing and USB capability. Drop by and get your free library card if you don't have one and join the biggest club in the city.

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Mississauga Library System is to provide library services to meet life-long informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of all Mississauga citizens.

We believe in:

- the value of an informed, literate community

- empowering citizens through knowledge

- accessible services for all citizens of Mississauga

- forging strong ties with the community

- providing superior service at a reasonable cost

- a safe, team-oriented workplace focusing on customer service

Approved by the Mississauga Public Library Board

About Doors Open
Throughout the province, there is a growing pride in our heritage. Communities boast of their commercial buildings, courthouses, places of worship, gardens, natural heritage and other heritage sites. From April to October each year, communities across Ontario open the doors to some of our most intriguing and charming sites. Admission is free. Doors Open Mississauga is presented by participating sites with the support of the City of Mississauga’s Culture Division in association with the province wide Doors Open program, part of the Ontario Heritage Trust and Heritage Mississauga.

For More Information
Contact Paola Poletto, Arts Supervisor, Culture Division, City of Mississauga, 905-615-3200 x 4063 or To view a complete list of all 37 participating sites and to download a free event guide and kids' activity pack, visit

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

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151