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Mississauga Libraries Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week - October 18 to 24

Oct 16, 2015

Next week, Mississauga will celebrate Ontario Public Library Week – October 18 to 24, a week that recognizes the important contributions Ontario public libraries make to education, literacy and life-long learning. As part of the celebration, the Mississauga Library System will also unveil its refreshed website design and will host a variety of family-friendly activities, such as:

What:
The World Story Time Festival: stories, rhymes, songs and activities in languages from around the world

Date: 
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time:
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

10 a.m. – English and French
11 a.m. – Arabic and Mandarin
Noon – Polish and Urdu
1 p.m. – Russian and Spanish
2 p.m. – English and Ukrainian

Where:      
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON
(Map)

For a detailed listing of other activities happening throughout the week at the Mississauga Library System, visit: mississauga.ca/library.

BACKGROUND:
The Mississauga Library System is one of the largest public library systems in Canada with more than 300,000 registered users and 18 branches conveniently located throughout the city.

  • Mississauga Library System has increased adult programming at the libraries from 212 programs in 2011 to 714 programs in 2014.
  • Since 2014, more than 415,535 eBooks and eAudiobooks have been downloaded. 
  • Mississauga Library System has increased youth programs more than 50 per cent from 5,274 in 2009 to 1,148 in 2014.
  • The Mississauga Library Systems collection consists of 1.2 million items.

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Media Contact:
Karen Flores
Senior Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga                                                  
905-615-3200, ext. 5053                                            
Karen.Flores@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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