Public Library: 2011

two people using a computer
Public Library

The public computers in the public library provide just as much an opportunity as the books on the shelves ever did. Decades ago, my grandparents learned to read at this library along with other immigrants and then used the library in the midst of all the other dozens of nationalities residents in Carnegie. Now generations of people are still visiting the library, still representing the variety of people in our community, still taking advantage of what it offers, free to the people.


  1. Libraries are special places. I worked for many years in the library
    at the University of Toronto’s elegant old Victoria College.
    Though not a “public library” I always felt the gift of being in a
    place honouring books, knowledge and both past and future.
    The community’s library, big or small, grand or modest, is the community’s

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