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Books Around Town: Albion Public Library

August 17, 2018

Toronto has a rich literary community with many options for places to read, buy books, or talk about them. Books Around Town is a series that describes some of the city’s most popular places for book nerds to gather and share their love of reading.

Albion Public Library is the busiest branch of Toronto Public Library (TPL) with over 350 000 visitors every year. The library is a community hub for those living in the Rexdale neighbourhood. And, even better: this branch has undergone a huge makeover! The newly renovated Albion Public Library was opened last summer in the parking lot of the former Albion branch.

The new renovations have made Albion one of the most state-of-the-art library branches, allowing it to provide better services for the diverse community who frequent the library. Albion now is home to one of six Digital Innovation Hubs at all TPL branches, where you can get access to and take lessons on 3D printers, audio-visual recording equipment, and other cutting edge technology.

Albion is also a great spot to have meetings, hang out, or organize events! If you have young children, you can bring them to the KidsStop early literacy centre, where they can read or enjoy some hands-on learning. Or if your kids are older they can always drop in to the Youth Hub or Teen Zone, where they run programs and provide technology for teenagers to use and learn.

So head out to this gorgeous library hang out, book lovers, and enjoy all the perks!