Submitted by ahutchinson on Mon. Jul 11, 2022 - 1:31pm
Oak ridges library

With a strong commitment to modern, sustainable building practices, as well as functional design features that support the growing Richmond Hill community, Oak Ridges Library is the latest recipient of the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) New Building Award. The Library received the award on July 7, 2022 at the OLA’s Annual Institute on the Library as Place conference.

The OLA New Building Award is presented every three years to new library buildings in Ontario that showcase excellence in design, sustainability, technology advancement and community development. It is the latest award for the Richmond Hill Public Library’s Oak Ridges branch, which has also received Silver LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and the 2021 Ontario Wood Design Institutional Award.

Oak Ridges Library draws inspiration from the deep forest and river valleys of the surrounding Oak Ridges Moraine and supports the City’s commitment to balancing green and growth through sustainable strategies. The building was designed with functional spaces including meeting rooms, study areas, a Maker Space and an urban living room. These modern and flexible spaces invite the community to connect, collaborate, learn and experience together, and strengthen Richmond Hill Public Library’s commitment to help people improve their lives and adapt to change.

Oak Ridges Library is open seven days a week. Maker Space equipment and study spaces can be pre-booked by contacting the Library directly. Anyone who lives, goes to school, or works in York Region can receive a Richmond Hill Public Library card. Find out more at www.rhpl.ca.
 

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With a strong commitment to modern, sustainable building practices, as well as functional design features that support the growing Richmond Hill community, Oak Ridges Library is the latest recipient of the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) New Building Award.