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On Nov 14, 2009, Orillia Public Library closed the doors of the white brick building on Mississaga Street West and settled into its temporary location at 500 Gill Street, to await the opening of the new premises.

It iss worth noting that the inconveniences of the temporary location on Gill Street have not deterred library patrons in the least. By December 2010, the library was able to report a 22% increase in adult members and a 15% increase in youth members.

This is a testament to the vitally important role our public library plays in daily community life. In fact ...

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Library use hits a peak

By Julie Langpeter, The Packet & Times

With the opening of the new Orillia Public Library downtown just months away, library users are feeling the squeeze at the temporary site on Gill Street.

Tuesday, was the busiest day in recent memory at the library, with more than 1,500 items — which includes books, CDs and DVDs — being taken out and 2,600 returned. On an average day, 800 to 1,000 items are taken out.

"The day after a long weekend is always busy, but Tuesday was incredible. We had people lined up at our door before we opened, and it ...

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