- May 2012: dmA Planning and Management Services, "Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library: Current and Future Space Requirements. 2012 Update Final Report."
Our library was built in 2001 with a population 22,859 (x 0.6 sq.ft. =13,715 sq. ft. - actual: 13,121 sq.ft.; NB: not built for growth). In 2015, the population of Whitchurch-Stouffville was 46,385.
- Read Patrick Lannigan's reflections on trying to work in the W-S Public Library: "The Slippery Slope from 'beautiful silence' to 'chat room'," personal blog, July 2011 (lots of people & noise; no space; lack of staff)
- W-S Library Board Minutes, June 2012 Minutes #10.2: "Collection is deteriorating and the Library does not have appropriate storage facilities"
- Q: Does the increased use of e-books mean we need less library space? Listen to the CBC's "The Current" (Aug 2, 2011, with Jim Brown) podcast "Whither the library?"; also Brian Hutchinson, "Full Comment: Libraries are eccentric, changing and vital spaces," National Post (Aug 6, 2011)