The Jones Library at the southwest corner of Dundas Street East and Jones Avenue in Leslieville will mark a half century of serving the community on Saturday, Nov. 17 with a customer appreciation day.
The local branch, which opened in 1962 as a children’s library and became a full-service one in 1976, will hold an afternoon of fun for the whole family starting off with a presentation by area resident Terry Brackett on the neighbourhood’s history starting at noon.
“(The Jones Branch) is a well-used community resource that’s much appreciated by local families and schools,” said Gwyn Robson, the branch’s manager, pointing to its popular youth advisory group as well as the many programs offered there for children and families.
The local library, which saw more than 180,000 materials borrowed last year, had more than 84,000 visits in 2011.
The festivities, which will also include a display featuring old photos and historical information about the local library, will run from noon to 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments and music will follow.
For more information, call 416-393-7715.
- Joanna Lavoie