Parkgate Library Upgrades

A lot has changed in the 28 years since our libraries opened, and we know that our community’s needs have evolved, too. We are in the process of reimagining and enhancing our spaces so that they are welcoming for all—a key priority of our 2020-2023 Strategic Plan. We want to make sure we are creating spaces that align with how our patrons are using the library today.

We have developed concepts that were informed by previous public surveys, public visioning workshops and consultations, through observation, and in consultation with key user groups. To minimize impacts, renovations will happen in phases and stages at our libraries, starting 2022 at Parkgate Library.

We are thrilled that starting this summer, Parkgate Library will be getting some love and attention through upgrades on the 2nd floor. See below for information on the updates planned for Parkgate Library!

Parkgate Library Renovation
August-October | 2022

What you can look forward to:

  • A comfortable, open reading lounge
  • A new meeting and study room
  • A laptop counter overlooking the 1st floor 
  • A space dedicated to Teens
  • Updated computer furnishings

View the concepts

How will this impact Parkgate Library visitors?

During the renovation period of August-October: 

  • Computers, the printer, magazines and newspapers will be relocated to the 1st floor.
  • All material, with the exception of relocated newspapers and magazines, will still be available!
  • Limited study space will be available on the 2nd floor.
  • We aim to conduct noisy work before the library opens each day, but some noise is expected. Complimentary earplugs will be available.
  • There may be a short period of time that the 2nd floor will not be accessible by the public or staff. We will provide information in advance of this disruption!

Thank you for your patience and understanding while this work is carried out. We are excited to unveil a refreshed 2nd floor to you later this fall!

Questions or comments? Contact the Acting Manager of Welcoming Initiatives, Eunice Joseph: