Shelf life sept02

To ro n t o R e f e re n c e L i b r a r y
Knowing is Better
S I XT Y C O M M U N I T Y- M I N D E Dcitizens were on hand September 19 fora public consultation meeting about theupcoming renovations to RunnymedeBranch.
Knowing is better
Librarian Josephine Bryant. “The reno-vation will allow us to revitalize and Library’s 98-branch system, holds a spe- cial place in the lives of Toronto’s many residents. It houses the largest publicly renovated in 1978. It is currently listed tunities for Toronto students, as well as to authors, performers and historians.
Librarian Josephine Bryant points out.
promise to “regain the original excite- Sundays to enjoy the library’s extensive in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Toronto Reference Library. The Knowing is Better celebration features literary read- ings, cultural evenings and savvy talks on school, a daycare and recreation facilities, Image based on Hooping Crane (plate 261) from John J Knowing is better
Toronto Reference Library celebrates 25 years
The Toronto Reference Library is located oneblock north of Bloor on Yonge.
Toronto Reference Library has existed, in one form or another, for nearly 100 years.
Programs and Events on the library’s website at Initially located at St. George and College
streets, it opened in its current incarnation onYonge Street north of Bloor on November 2, Did you know…
1977, realizing architect Raymond Moriyama’sdream of a space open to all, both literally and figuratively. Winner of the 1982 Governor • The original Toronto Reference Library at 214 General’s Medal for Architecture, the building College near St. George, first opened in 1909 and features five public floors looking out over an was one of three libraries built with a $350,000 The Knowing is Better celebration will help • Telephone reference started in 1910; patrons were establish the important place of the library in invited to call ‘College 5620’ – these days you can call society. As Toronto Star Editorial Page Editor • There are 82 kilometres of shelving in TRL.
launching the newly refurbished Newspaper • More than 34 million visitors have passed through Centre: “Any public library system that can the doors of TRL since it opened at Yonge and Bloor.
satisfy so many varied customers is a very civilized system, in a very civil society, in the Related Clicks
middle of a unique cultural renaissance.”
(Moriyama & Teshima Architects)
Mon-Thur 10-8, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 1:30-5.
about a block north of thelibrary. Local resident GaryBrowne spied the rock andcontacted the library.
Best bets
by glacial movement) fromthe Precambrian age. It wasformed more than a billionyears ago as part of the bedrock a few hundred kilo-meters north of Leaside. This I F YO U T H I N K your chances of finding current, popular books on the shelves at the lists for bestselling books at the library will library are slim, it’s time to think again. Best immediately understand the benefits of this Bets, a new collection of bestsellers and award-winners, is now available at several Along with current bestsellers, award-win- “Best Bets can be borrowed for one week only and cannot be renewed,” says library classics, a large mystery collection and gives more people a chance to read them.
And they have to be returned to the branch public are invited to speak to their local exciting new titles, once a Best Bet is librarian, or email from the library website returned, it goes straight onto the special
Toronto Public Library Shelf Life • September 2002 TPL gets LibraryNet award
Industry Minister Allan Rock
has named Toronto PublicLibrary the recipient of a 2002 branch or at the RunnymedeHours and Locations link on Novelist Govier thanks library
A 70-year-old heritage property featured in the 1989 Canada
Post architectural series of stamps, Runnymede Branch will be
revitalized in 2003.
fictional account of bird artistJohn James Audubon, the library’s copy of The Birds of who does, call Answerline,
416-393-7131, to ask about
Canadian Theatre Record debuts
UNESCO librarians
(, the
visit Alderwood
Hudak slams Web scams
Ken Dryden
Sign Language
Interpretation service
September 2002 • Toronto Public Library Shelf Life Library Board Highlights
September 23, 2002
provide information and resources target- Calendar of Events
October/November 2002
Circulation and Collection Use
Saturday, October 5
(including Fees and Fines) Policy
Swansea Memorial Branch
– Report on Service Changes
Circulation and Collection Use Policy, to TD Gallery, Toronto Reference Library,789 Yonge Street will be increases in fine rates to encour- Wednesday, October 9, 12-2 p.m.
collections, and small increases for copy Policy Governing Land Transactions among
City Agencies, Board, Commissions and
presented by Catherine BushBeeton Auditorium, Toronto Reference Departments and Proceeds from Sale of
collection agency to collect unpaid fines Surplus City-Owned Real Property
Friday, October 18, 6 p.m.
ments of the City of Toronto’s policy on the handling of proceeds from the sale of Care SystemWith speakers Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Dr.
Operating Budget
Monitoring Report
– August 31, 2002
Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 p.m.
General Agreements on
Trade in Services (GATS)
and Public Libraries
Michael Redhill reads from Martin Sloane Library Association’s (CLA) resolutions Thursday, October 24, 8 p.m.
Update on the Allocations of Ontario Works
Targets Incentive Funds received by Toronto
Public Library – Kids@Computers and TeenZone
Internet Services at Toronto Public Library
Lillian H. Smith Branch, 239 College Street Friday, November 1, 6 p.m.
Internet Use Policy and received for infor- mation details on new initiatives in public Architects Phillip Carter, Jack Diamond,Michael Kirkland, Eberhard Zeidler, Globe Services, will provide computer skills and Saturday, November 2
Library also received funding to develop a Children's Design-a-Bookmark contest begins S. Walter Stewart District Branch
– Possible Relocation
local branch for information and entryforms.
Shelf Life is published 10 times a year by the
Sunday, November 3, 12:30 p.m.
Toronto Public Library Board, 789 Yonge
Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 2G8.
In support of Toronto Public Library chil- Marketing & Communications Office:
the East York Civic Centre, contingent on dren's literacy. For information and tobuy tickets, call 416-393-7123.
no rent being paid at the East York Civic The Toronto Public Library Board meets monthly from September through June. Meetings are open to the public. The Library Board includes eight Visit for more
citizen members and seven City Councillors.
Toronto Public Library Shelf Life • September 2002


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