News release

Clarkson Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Entertainment and activities | September 28, 2015

What better way to celebrate Canadian Library Month than by joining in on the festivities at the Clarkson Library 50th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Following the official ceremony, the Library is hosting a number of fun, family-friendly activities and programs for all ages.

Clarkson Library Official 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Ward 2 Councillor Karen Ras
Paul Mitcham, Commissioner, Community Services, City of Mississauga
Rose Vespa, Director, Library Services
Brad Hutchinson, Chair, Mississauga Public Library Board

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Official Ceremony begins at 11 a.m.
Activities noon to 2 p.m.

Clarkson Library
2475 Truscott Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5J 2B3

For more information about Clarkson Library, please visit or call 905-615-4840.

• This anniversary focuses on the library’s move into the Park Royal Community (within Clarkson) in 1965.
• There has been a library in Clarkson in some form since 1919.
• Started on the second floor of a shop on Clarkson Road North.
• Moved to Clarkson United Church on Clarkson Road North in 1925, which became
• St Christopher’s Roman Catholic Church in 1956.
• Clarkson is one of the smallest libraries in the Mississauga Library System but consistently ranks in the top five for Reading Club registrations, promoting literacy and engaging kids to read for fun all summer long.
• It’s a small library with plenty of programming for families, youth, adults, older adults and newcomers.

Media Contact:     
Lindsay Noronha
Communications Advisor, Community Services
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 3940
TTY: 905-896-5151