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At its meeting on January 11, 2016, the Town of Milton’s Committee of the Whole approved a staff report (COMS-001-16) and Component Study confirming the facility components, space allocations, and capital cost estimates for the next planned community centre in Milton, the Sherwood Community Centre and Library.
The facility will be located on the north side of Main Street West, just east of Tremaine Road and adjacent to the recently developed Sherwood District Park. The study recommends the following facility components: a branch library; a twin pad arena; an aquatic centre (a 25-metre, six-lane pool and a leisure/therapeutic pool); an active living studio, an older adult activity area (lounge, activity room and/or small kitchen along with access to shared spaces with the centre); and multi-purpose space. Other components may be considered during future phases of the planning process. Outdoor recreation facilities on site may also be considered but are not included in the current cost estimates.
“On behalf of Milton Council, we are looking forward to collaborating with the Milton Public Library in this joint community centre,” said Town of Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “As planning for the facility progresses, our main goal will be to meet the recreation, leisure and cultural needs of our growing and changing community.”
“It is an exciting time at MPL”, said Library Board Chair, Brad Boehmer. “Working with the Town to develop a new Branch Library as a component in this multi-use facility is something we have been anticipating for years”.
The estimated capital budget for the Sherwood Community Centre and Library is $50 million, with the opening anticipated for late summer or fall 2018.
The next phase of the planning process will be to undertake the business plan to assess service delivery options and to fully assess the operating costs and revenues that will impact future budgets. The subsequent phase would require the retention of project management and architectural services to begin design of the facility, pending Council approval. Opportunities for public input will be announced in future project phases.
For more information on the Sherwood Community Centre and Library, to view the staff report and to keep up-to-date on this project, visit www.milton.ca/Sherwood.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Acting Director, Community Services
905-878-7252, ext. 2581
905-878-7252, ext. 2154
What were Milton's favourite reads of 2015? Check out our lists of the top ten books, ebooks and eaudiobooks read by Adults, Young Adults and Kids. Some may surprise you!
The Provincial Government of Ontario, through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), is looking to develop a Cultural Strategy that aims to connect all Ontarians to the broadest range of services. The Ministry defines culture as:
“… the way we remember, tell and celebrate our stories.”
To help guide their approach the Ministry would like as many Ontarians as possible to provide feedback directly to them on the aspects of culture that are important to you and which of course, includes public libraries.
At Milton Public Library we understand the importance of ‘telling and celebrating’ stories and we urge you to take a few minutes to connect with the province to tell your story and the role the library plays in your life.
October 7, 2015 - Updated October 20, 2015
Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), October 18-24, 2015, celebrates the important contribution that Ontario’s public libraries play in supporting the economic health and quality of life of our communities by fulfilling many of their information and leisure needs. Each year, since 1985, during the third week in October, public libraries across the province celebrate and promote this annual program of events.
June 30, 2015 - updated August 8, 2015
A more user friendly online catalogue experience is on its way in July!
You can now access your library account via the new catalogue.
Please note: There are some known issues that we are working through and expect to be resolved over the next couple weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
On July 15th our new catalogue launches providing a much more user friendly experience. Through ‘Google’ type search results, it will be even quicker and easier to find books, music, movies and more at MPL.
For help, just ‘Ask Us’ at the desk,
More than 1,800 Miltonians dashed into Milton Public Library on May 25 to catch a glimpse of astronaut Chris Hadfield with many having their books signed and personalized. More than 350 tickets were handed out enabling people to access the signing table and meet Chris Hadfield in person and have their photo taken. Some attendees approached the signing table with 10 books they wish to have signed, while others included all names of family members in just one book. Hadfield remained at the Library until all books were signed despite the late hour.
Col. Chris Hadfield welcomed the opportunity to visit the Library as part of One Book One Milton when he discovered his book An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth had been chosen as this year's community reads title.
The Library was filled to the brim and numerous activities kept the crowd busy while they anxiously waited to have their books signed including musical entertainment by Canadian singer / songwriter Ambre McLean, space-related computer games and crafts, a robotics demonstration, a photo booth, short films and more.
Despite the wait times, MPL was overwhelmed with positive comments from community members (through social media, email and in-person) who had attended the book signing expressing their appreciation for how well organized the event was and how pleased they were to have had the opportunity to meet Chris Hadfield in person.
Did you attend the book signing and have your photo taken? Download it now. Photographs courtesy of Don Dykeman of dbd Photography.
Enjoy more photos of the event including the Robotics demonstration and more ...
Check out upcoming One Book One Milton events.
Please note the Main Library (1010 Main Street East) will be closed the morning of Monday, May 4th to support annual staff development. The hours of operation on May 4th will be 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.
April 15, 2015 - updated April 16, 2015
In 2013, through the Milton Community Profile survey, people said they preferred to receive information about their Library in an eNewsletter format, and MPL is pleased to respond to the community’s request to better engage, connect and communicate with local residents.
We invite you to subscribe to receive the eNewsletter. Please note, that the first eNewsletter issue was sent to patrons who consented to receiving emails from the Library prior to January 30, 2015. To receive future issues, you will need to subscribe. Subscriptions are activated once you click the link in the confirmation email sent to you. You may unsubscribe at any time.
For more information, please contact us at 905-875-2665 or by email email@example.com.