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July 13, 2017

MyMilton App Now Available

Milton is excited to introduce the myMilton mobile app. This free app gives residents instant access to local information and services, while on the go. It's easy and convenient to explore information about Milton Public Library, such as:

  • View and register for library programs and events right from your mobile device
  • Search the catalogue online
  • Access account information to place items on hold and renew items currently on loan
  • View library hours and locations

In addition, the app offers users the ability to read about local news, plan a trip on public transit, or report a problem to Town. This one handy app brings together various services from the Town, Region, and Province for residents and visitors. More information about this app is available on the Town of Milton website.

The myMilton app is now available for both Android and iOS users through Google Play and iTunes App Stores.

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November 17, 2017

Scheduled Systems Maintenance - November 18-19, 2017

Online Catalogue Service Disruption

Milton Public Library's Online Catalogue and related services will be unavailable intermittently on Saturday, November 18 from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 19 for scheduled maintenance.

Services affected:

  • Online Catalogue
  • Online Program Calendar
  • Libraries on the Go
  • Hoopla Digital
  • The automated telephone circulation system

We regret any inconvenience this may cause.

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January 2, 2018

Milton Public Library Announces New Website Launch

Milton Public Library is kicking off the New Year with a revamped website for patrons on January 8. The innovative and completely redesigned website offers visitors a clean design and intuitive site-wide navigation with improved menu functionality. It helps patrons to more easily and quickly access essential information, including programs, online resources, hours of operation, and of course, books, movies, and more.

The refreshed website presents an improved user experience and enhanced content focused on MPL's mission to empower the community to read, learn, create, and connect. The new website goes live on January 8 and is located at the same address: www.mpl.on.ca.

"We are excited about MPL's new website launch and the robust information it provides for patrons," said Leslie Fitch, CEO and Chief Librarian of Milton Public Library. "We believe that this new site will allow patrons to have a very intuitive experience as we continue to grow and expand our online resources, programs, and selection of books and other offerings. We'd like to thank the community and existing patrons for their feedback, which was key to the development and layout of this new website."

Milton Public Library's new website will continue to offer accessibility options, including large font and high contrast options. The website will also be mobile-friendly and highlight rich offerings for all audiences, including children, teens, adults and seniors as well as those new to Canada.

MPL's new website will be updated on a regular basis with news, special events, and new resources and databases as they become available. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website come January 8 and sign up for direct emails from the library.

If you live, work, or go to school in the Town of Milton, you are eligible for a library card, at no cost. A Visit Will Get You Thinking.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Jasztrab, Manager of Information Technology & Technical Services
(905) 875-2665 ext 3295
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Empowering the community to: Read. Learn. Create. Connect.

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December 14, 2017

After 27 years of service, Milton Public Library Chief Librarian Leslie Fitch to retire in June

After a long and distinguished 27-year career with the Milton Public Library, Leslie Fitch has announced her intention to retire effective June 30, 2018.

Leslie has been the CEO / Chief Librarian at MPL since 1996, and was the Deputy Librarian for 6 years prior to that. During her career she has strategically and effectively led during a time of great change in the library industry, most notably around digitization. In addition, she has contributed significantly at the national, regional and provincial level as the co-author of Dividends: the value of Public Libraries in Canada, and through various library association bodies including the Canadian Library Association, the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries, the Administrators of Medium Sized Public Libraries of Ontario and currently as the Chair for the Chief Executives of Large Urban Public Libraries of Ontario.

Leslie has effectively represented MPL in the community and led its growth from its previous home on Bruce Street serving a population of 30,000 to a modern, integrated Main Library and branch system that serves almost 60,000 patrons per year and circulates close to 1.4 million items in a community of 110,000.

"Leslie has helped to shape our community as it has grown, and alongside a dedicated and supportive team of staff, has helped foster a lifelong love of reading and learning for so many people, young and old," said MPL Board Chair Brad Boehmer. "On behalf of the entire MPL family, I wish her the very best as she embarks on her next chapter."

"Libraries are a force for transformative and powerful societal good, and it has been a privilege to work for the people of Milton by expanding library service to the levels it is today," said MPL Chief Librarian, Leslie Fitch. "Technology, innovation, partnerships, online and physical resources focussed on print and digital literacies, along with powerful program strategies to animate the collections and build community cohesion are the hallmarks of a modern public library. I'm delighted by the progress made by the superlative staff and Library Board members who, with the support of Town of Milton Council and Town staff, have made MPL the dynamic and creative community hub it is today. Working on projects to maximize MPL's presence within the building envelope at Bruce Street, to plan and open MPL's first branch library at Beaty, to expand Milton's library presence with the opening of the Main Library, and to assist in the planning for the upcoming Sherwood Branch have been career highlights. To have done so while working with remarkable teams of people over the past 27 years has truly been a gift. I can only wish the absolute best for my successor and for the Board and staff who will all come together to drive Milton Public Library forward to even greater successes".

Details regarding Fitch's successor will be announced in January 2018.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kendra Oxley, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator
905 875 2665 ext 3295
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August 15, 2017

Extended Hours for Main Library

Due to Milton Town Council's much appreciated support, beginning on Monday, September 11th Main Library will be open Mondays until 9:00 p.m.. This is something you have been asking for and it's a pleasure to make happen.

As well, the Main Library will resume Sunday hours (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.) beginning on Sunday, September 10th.

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