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Images of the Month - September

Kleinburg Library

Many fascinating books for young people are available in Kleinberg Library.

Many fascinating books for young people are available in Kleinberg Library

Source: Vaughan Township Public Libraries Annual Report 1972.

A good supply of picture books for junior grades.

A good supply of picture books for junior grades

Source: Vaughan Township Public Libraries Annual Report 1970.

Assistant Librarian Mrs. J. Whetstone checks out books for young patrons.

Assistant Librarian Mrs. J. Whetstone checks out books for young patrons

Source: Vaughan Township Public Libraries Annual Report 1975.

Previous Images of the Month

August

Woodbridge Library

Official invitation of Woodbridge Library

The Official Invitation Letter to Woodbridge Library's Grand Opening

Source: Images courtesy of Archives and Records Management Services, Office of the City Clerk. To view original photographs of historic Vaughan, please visit the Archives in the Lower Level of City Hall or contact us at archives@vaughan.ca

Evolution of Woodbridge Library

A timeline of the history of Woodbridge Library from 1873 to 1981

Source: Images courtesy of Archives and Records Management Services, Office of the City Clerk. To view original photographs of historic Vaughan, please visit the Archives in the Lower Level of City Hall or contact us at archives@vaughan.ca

A small biographical piece on Mr. John Abell and his part in creating the Woodbridge Library

Source: Images courtesy of Archives and Records Management Services, Office of the City Clerk. To view original photographs of historic Vaughan, please visit the Archives in the Lower Level of City Hall or contact us at archives@vaughan.ca

July

Maple Library

Preparing school assignments.

At the charging desk Mrs. B. Guttridge and Mrs. B. Hansen of the Maple Library staff.

Several kids working at a table

Source: Vaughan Township Public Libraries Annual Report 1972.

Study corner in Maple Library

Several kids working at the study corner in Maple Library in 1970

Source: Vaughan Township Public Libraries 1970.

Story Hour in Maple Library.

A group of children are sitting down and listening to a librarian read from a book during story hour

Source: Vaughan Township Public Libraries 1968.

June

Evolution of Kleinburg Library

This photo was taken in 1965. Kleinburg library was sandwiched between Sam Keown’s General Store (to the right) and Miss Merle Hambly’s house (to the left). The library was located on Main Street, which is now Islington.

a picture of Kleinburg Library in 1965

Images courtesy of Archives and Records Management Services, Office of the City Clerk. To view original photographs of historic Vaughan, please visit the Archives in the Lower Level of City Hall or contact us at archives@vaughan.ca


The planning for the new Kleinburg Library started in 1965. Kleinburg library was one of three public libraries built in Vaughan as Centennial project. It was officially opened in 1966.

a picture of Kleinburg Library in 1966 when it was officially opened

Source: A History of Vaughan Township Two Centuries of Life in the Township. Reaman, George Elmore A History of Vaughan Township


Kleinburg Library was renovated two years ago. It’s got new windows, a reading garden, and a renovated basement.

a picture of Kleinburg Library in 2015