King City Public Library

1970 King Township Road
King City

King City Public Library

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King Memorial Library was founded in 1946 when the members of the Womens Institute formed an Association Library as a War Memorial. The Library was originally housed in an old barn and later in a small frame building, both situated in the Memorial Park. A contemporary financial report showed a typical annual budget of $171.00.

From these modest beginnings, through generous contributions of time and effort by many volunteers, the enterprise survived and flourished the facilities though small, being appreciated by the people of King City and the Township. In 1956, the Library was located in a further building on Springhill Road and eventually achieved the status of Public Library. The Operation continued until the assets were absorbed into the Township of King Central Library in 1969.
(history provided by) F.H. Phorson.

Today King City Library is a hub that supports an underlying sense of community in King Township. The Library offers a variety of educational and cultural programs and services to residents of all ages. There are a wide variety of cultural events held at the Library, including movies, speakers, featured artists and writers. It also provides access to resources of all kinds, including books, archives, technology and the Internet, special software programs and technology.

Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful staff are what keep the libraries running and keep the loyal patrons coming back. They are well trained and help users to find the information they need and use it.

The Library's partners include: Museum, King Township Historical Society, King Township Archives, Horticultural Societies, Schomberg Agricultural Society, Chamber of Commerce, Arts Society King, Dufferin Marsh, Cold Creek Conservation, Schomberg Village Association, Senior Centre, Lloydtown Rebellion Association, and Lions Clubs. The Library also works closely with King Township schools and their students to provide students with access to information they may not be able to get at school.


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