Milton Public Library Expansion Begins in 2022

Expansion at Main Branch to begin 5 years ahead of schedule

By Laura Steiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Milton Public Library (MPL) is enlarging its facilities.  The ‘Main’ branch at 1010 Main. St. East (corner of Main and Thompson), will see an expansion begin this year, five years ahead of schedule.

“I am thrilled that Town of Milton Council have unanimously supported our request to move ahead with the expansion of the main library, five years earlier than planned,” Chief Librarian CEO Mark Williams said.  Funding for the new expansion was approved in the Town of Milton’s recent budget, which was passed December 6, 2021.

The project enters its design phase this year.  The Library intends the new space to follow a similar approach to the Sherwood branch with a focus on service innovation, and customer service.  “Through the increased size of the Main library, by overhauling the layout and design and in bringing to Milton a slew of new services, we look forward to ensuring that the new Main library helps us build on our successes, whilst we continue to inspire,” Williams said.  The expansion will be on the east side of the building where the current drop-off is.

Design plans are expected to be out later this year. Construction will begin in 2023, with expected completion in 2024.  For more information visit their website