New Downtown Public Space Library Commons Opens

Library Commons, the new downtown public space located at the southwest corner of Simcoe and Aylmer streets outside Peterborough Public Library, was officially opened on Thursday (September 5th).

The public gathering space, named “Library Commons” through a community vote that took place, features benches, plantings and a public art sculpture.

Entitled “Your Story,” the public art sculpture by artist/architect Patrick Li (pictured below) is the latest project from the City of Peterborough Public Art Program. Li designed the sculpture to evoke a book cover twisting in the wind and create a sense of movement that makes the sculpture feel alive.

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

“Library Commons provides a welcoming space for the community to enjoy,” says Jennifer Jones, CEO of the Peterborough Public Library. “It’s a great place sit and visit with a friend or relax with a book. Library staff are excited to use the space to offer events and programming.”

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

“Library Commons has transformed the corner of Simcoe and Aylmer streets,” says Scott Elliott, the City’s Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator.

“This project is an excellent example of the positive impact sponsorship has in a community. LLF Lawyer’s sponsorship of Library Commons and the development of the public art helps to make this space so special.”

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

Photo courtesy City of Peterborough

Engage with us on social media on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Write to us at tips@ptbocanada.com. Sign up for PTBOBuzz newsletter here. Watch our PTBOCanada Love video here.