Hamilton’s new $1.75M library will include children’s area, outdoor reading patio, and more

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Published October 14, 2021 at 4:50 pm

The City of Hamilton broke ground on a new $1.75 million public library branch on Oct. 14. It will be located at 277 Carlisle Rd, formerly the location of TD Canada Trust.

The City of Hamilton broke ground on a new $1.75 million public library branch on Thursday (Oct. 14).

It will be located at 277 Carlisle Rd, formerly the location of TD Canada Trust.

“In 1971, the Carlisle Branch was established. The branch moved into the existing building (at 1496 Centre Rd.) in 1989,” said Hamilton Public Library CEO and Chief Librarian Paul Takala. “Today, 50 years later, we celebrate the construction of this Branch that will serve this community in the coming decades with its best branch yet.”

“Thank you to TD Bank for their generous donation of the building and property that is an ideal location to serve the Carlisle community. Thank you to the support from the Library Board, the City and Councillor Partridge for all making this day possible,” Takala added.

TD donated the space for the new Hamilton Public Library, which, naturally, will include a TD ATM machine, along with a children’s area, reading lounge, barrier-free washroom, study room, and an outdoor reading patio. Visitors can also expect public access computers and community collections.

Capital funding for the project was approved by city council.

“As the City Councillor for the area, I am delighted to see the building will be used as the new Carlisle Library,” said Coun. Judy Partridge. “Many Carlisle residents have worked with me over the past 10 years to bring a new library to Carlisle. When renovations are complete, the new library will make great use of the site and will serve the Carlisle community well into the future.”

Renovations are expected to be completed in the spring of 2022.

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