It was an exciting year for the Library. In October, we celebrated our 60th Anniversary! As our community continues to
grow and change, we have made improvements and introduced new services that are helping us meet the needs of
Ajax residents. In 2012, we:
»Launched a new, more customer-friendly website.
»Introduced Freegal and Freading services – downloadable music and eBooks available to all Library members
through our website.
»Launched the Defence Industries Limited (DIL) online exhibition which provides a historical look at the DIL plant in
Ajax during World War II.
»Started interacting with our customers through Twitter.
»Introduced the mobile app BookMyne which allows customers to search the catalogue, place
holds and receive alerts about upcoming due dates on Apple or Android phones.
»Completed renovations to the Main Branch’s second floor including a
new floor plan and reduced shelving height.
2012 HIGHLIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Continuing with our five-year Master Plan, in 2013, we will
undertake renovations to our Main Branch and introduce
some enhanced products and services which include:
»new carpet on both floors
»reduced shelving height to a more accessible
»new paint on the walls and ceiling
»a new Circulation Desk and Information Desk
»a new and improved online catalogue with improved
»a new Overdrive collection of e-resources
»new opportunities for improved customer feedback
We look forward to a fresh new look and a new layout that
will enhance our customer service.
REVENUE & EXPENSES
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
The library is a big part of the Ajax community. People use the library in many different ways and it means something different to
everyone: children’s programs, a meeting place, a study place, books, ebooks, magazines, DVDs, a place to learn, a calm place.
The library fills many different needs.
Moving forward, the library will continue to evolve and change to meet the needs of the community. An exciting part of this will
include planning for a new branch that will be connected to the Audley Recreation Centre to better serve the fast growing northern
part of Ajax.
Thank you for supporting the Ajax Public Library and making it an important part of your community.
~ Phill White, Board Chairperson
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AJAX PUBLIC LIBRARY
2012 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
DONORS & SPONSORS
The Library is grateful for the many individuals,
community organizations and local businesses
that have supported us throughout the year. This
support has allowed us to enhance the programs
and services we offer to the community.
Audley Road Stables
Boston Pizza Ajax
Co-operators Insurance Ajax
Friends of the Ajax Public Library
Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe
PineRidge Arts Council
TD Canada Trust
55 Harwood Ave. South
95 Magill Drive
58 Church St. North
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The Ajax Public Library is the gateway to information
and resources that improve the quality of life, foster
life-long learning, encourage community involvement,
and meet the varying educational and social needs
of all members of its communities, within available
Phill White, Leanne Carnio, Kate Bird, Jennifer Brown,
Marilyn Crawford, Mary Cunningham, Olga Lambert,
Sharron Monk, Valerie Silveira