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Oak Ridges Project

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History of the Oak Ridges Moraine Library
Lake Wilcox Location

July 1971: Josie Fleming, library staff member, arrived in the area with a carload of books. She signed out adult and children's paperback books and conducted story time sessions in the schoolyards of Lake Wilcox and Oak Ridges Public Schools.

December 1971: The Richmond Hill Library Board leased a portable classroom at Lake Wilcox Public School. The Wildwood Branch opened with a collection of mainly paperback books.

Charles Connor Memorial Library Location

July 22, 1975: The first permanent library in Oak Ridges was opened. The new Charles Connor Memorial Branch was named after a local resident who donated the land for the combined library and fire hall building. Community library service flourished in this location.

See the Charles Connor Branch in the news when it was first built, up until the present Oak Ridges Moraine Library location site was announced.

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Oak Ridges Marketplace Location

April 3, 1990: The present Oak Ridges Moraine Library, located on Yonge Street in the Oak Ridges Marketplace opened to meet the growing needs of the community.