Your local Oakville library, and all it offers!

Monday Feb 29th, 2016


Libraries have long been a magical place full of wonder for all ages, but in this internet age it bears reminding that libraries are indeed relevant today! They offer more than Googling on your couch ever could. Here are some reasons why you should stop by 1 of Oakville’s six library locations.

Increase Your Knowledge:

Whether your child is interested in astronauts or the Olympics or you want to research a trip to Tuscany, the library has stories and reference materials to fuel that curiosity and answer most questions.

It’s Free!

Have a few hours to kill? What could be better than catching up on newspapers and magazines that you don’t get at home? Missed that last blockbuster or foreign film at the cinema? Libraries have extensive DVD rentals covering nearly every genre.

If you prefer to read at home, sign out a book or an ebook.And if your WIFI is out at home? The library offers free internet access!

Events and Programs:

Your local library has an abundance of choices, here are jut a few:

  • Author readings for adults and kids.
  • Story circles for kids and amazing programs that introduce kids to books, music, games and crafts and give caregivers a place to connect.
  • Regular family film nights complete with popcorn!
  • Used books for sale.
  • P.D. Day events for kids and summer reading programs with incentives to read more.
  • Computer classes.
  • Meeting rooms available for rental.
  • Classes specific to seniors’ issues.
  • Creative writing classes.
  • Toastmasters meetings.

Quiet Space:

A warm, well lit place for reading, working, researching or relaxing. Libraries are a calm environment to encourage thinking time as well. If you work from home and need a change of scenery, head to your local branch! The downtown library has an art gallery that is worth a look too.

Your local library has a wealth of information. Ask your librarian – they’re an amazing resource for research ideas, job seeking strategies, new immigrant group information and more. Whatever your interests or requirements, your local library has it or can probably help you figure out how to access it!

Check out: for a library location near you and look at the online program guide to see what might interest you!

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