|Subject(s):||Libraries and metropolitan areas
|Abstract:||The Public Libraries Act of Ontario, which applies to libraries
in cities, towns and villages throughout the Province, provides the
general management, regulation and control of Public Libraries in
cities through a Public Library Board, composed of the Mayor of the
City or a member of the City Council appointed by him as his representative,
three persons appointed by the City Council and three by
the Board of Education, each for a 3 -year period, and two by the
Separate School Board, each for a 2 -year period.
The dates of foundation for library boards in the Metropolitan
Toronto area are as follows:
1883 Toronto 1945 York Township
1914 Western 1950 East York Township
1915 Mimico 1950 Etobicoke
1921 New Toronto 1955 North York Township
1922 Swansea 1955 Scarborough Township
1944 Leaside 1955 Forest Hill
1944 Long Branch
The Toronto Public Library Board serving 680,000 residents
out of more than 1,700,000 in the Metropolitan area maintains, in
addition to the Central Library, 21 branches throughout the city,
together with public libraries in 6 hospitals and more than a dozen
other public institutions. Other municipalities maintain a total of 26
libraries, ranging in size from 3,000 to 170,000 volumes.
|Publisher:||Graduate School of Library Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
|Citation Info:||In H.Goldstein, ed. 1965. The changing environment for library services in the metropolitan area; papers presented at an institute conducted by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library Science, October 31-November 3, 1965. Urbana, Il: Graduate School of Library Science: 122-156.
|Series/Report:||Allerton Park Institute (12th : 1965)
|Genre:||Conference Paper / Presentation
|Publication Status:||published or submitted for publication
|Rights Information:||Copyright owned by Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 1965.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2007-07-16