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Clemens Mill Updates


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  • Clemens Mill during the day
  • Clemens Mill at night
  • New Clemens Mill Floor Plan (click to enlarge)
    New Clemens Mill Floor Plan (click to enlarge)

Idea Exchange | July 3, 2018

Clemens Mill is temporarily closed for renovations. It will re-open on Tuesday September 4, 2018.

There are exciting changes ahead! Our Clemens Mill location is being renovated this summer to improve the overall experience for families, students, and our community. Some highlights of the new library layout include a new public entrance with outdoor lighting to better integrate the library and outdoor park, an expanded Children’s space with access to a universal washroom, an innovative Student Learning Commons with creative spaces for high and low tech discovery and study space for student and community working groups. 

This summer we invite you to enjoy the Clemens Mill outdoor park and discover other Idea Exchange locations. Members can also access web based services, including library catalogues, downloadable resources (digital books, audiobooks, music and magazines), and online courses throughout the summer.

Borrowing Information:

Extended Loans: Items borrowed from Clemens Mill as of Saturday, June 9 are due back to Clemens Mill on September 16, 2018. New DVDs, Video Games, and Rapid Reads are due back by their regular date, to any other location.

Hold Pickup: Hespeler is the default hold pickup location, unless an alternative location has been requested.

Returns: During renovations, Clemens Mill items can be returned to any location except Clemens Mill.
Questions? Call 519.621.0460 to speak with a staff member.

Clemens Mill Renovation Timeline

Our Journey

Our vision is supported by the School Board, the Library Board, and the many community partners who have been part of the Heart of the Community project from the beginning and those who continue to strengthen our growing community hub. Each phase of the ‘Heart of the Community’ project has been made possible through the support of our amazing grant funders, the Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation, St. Benedict C.S.S., Idea Exchange, and our many community partners.

Heart of the Community – Phase 1

With the support of the Aviva Community Fund, we added a 150-metre stone dust walking trail around the running track, fitness stations, field grandstands, and a multi-purpose score board. These enhancements were enjoyed by students and all members of the community.

Heart of the Community – Phase 2

With the support of the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, we added a basketball court, playground equipment, rock-climbing walls, outdoor chess tables, a gazebo, and a story garden.

Heart of the Community – Phase 3

With the continued support of the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation, we are improving the library layout, creating a new community entrance, and expanded outdoor lighting.