Oak Ridges Library Grand Opening Event

Oak Ridges Library Grand Opening Event

Join us as we celebrate the new Oak Ridges Library! 

On Feb. 29, you're invited to experience your new community space: the state-of-the-art Oak Ridges Library. Join the Library Board and RHPL staff as we celebrate the newest library in the City of Richmond Hill. The day will include programs for all ages, an opportunity to explore the Library, and many interactive elements. See how Oak Ridges Library brings the outdoors indoors with nature crafts, opportunities to learn about pollinators and wildlife, local history presentations, and much more. 

Join us for a free, family-friendly day. No registration required. 

Time

Event

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Remarks by RHPL Board Chair Councillor Greg Beros and Mayor Dave Barrow. 

Master of Ceremonies: Mary-Anne Dempster, Interim CEO, RHPL. 

11 AM - 12 PM

Refreshments and Library Tours
Tours presented by RHPL staff and architectural firm Perkins + Will

12 - 3 PM
  • Nature crafts (12-3 PM, Meeting Room 2)
  • Explore the history of libraries in Oak Ridges (12:30 - 3 PM, Main Lobby) 
  • Storytime with a Firefighter (12:30 - 1 PM, 2:30 - 3 PM, Children's Program Room)
  • Worries of Wildlife: presented by the TRCA (12:30-1 PM)
  • Befriending Bees and Butterflies: presented by the TRCA (2:30 - 3 PM)
  • Makerspace preview and green screen (MakerSpace, 12-3 PM)
  • A special appearance by X.RAY the Magician (1-2 PM, throughout Library)  
  • A special appearance by Sparky the Dog (1 - 2 PM, throughout Library)