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Funding Provides Improved Access to New Technology and Resources at Mississauga Libraries

Mississauga Central Library

I am very pleased to report that the Mississauga Library System was awarded approximately $76,000 in one-time grant funding from the Government of Ontario as part of the Ontario Libraries Capacity Fund . The grant helps libraries evolve with technology while improving access to digital and information technology (IT) resources for people of all ages.
Local library branches are popular neighbourhood hubs, offering quality programs and services enjoyed by residents of all ages. This investment will help improve our library services by introducing new technology and resources that are needed in today’s digital world.
As one of Canada’s largest library systems, all 18 City-owned libraries in Mississauga benefited from the grant funding as follows:
  • expand the Library’s Maker Mississauga coding and robotics initiatives;
  • provide scanner capabilities to users;
  • introduce a new children’s edutainment software system – creating a safe and stimulating environment where kids can improve their computer literacy at their own pace;
  • expand the collection of Daisy Readers for library users with print disabilities; and
  • grow the collection of eBooks.
The grant funding provided users with access to new tools, technology and resources that inspire lifelong learning and generate an interest in technology.  O ne of the areas that has really benefited from funding is the Maker Mississauga initiative. For more than two years, Maker Mississauga has provided inspiring programs on a variety of topics while continuing to build interest and develop skills in STEM-education.  More than 10,000 residents participated in the program last year.   For more information about the Mississauga Library System and its programs and services, visit www.mississauga.ca/library

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