Markham Public Library Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Markham Public Library. In 1971, Council enacted a bylaw that established a public library for the Town of Markham and brought together the libraries of Thornhill, Unionville and Markham under one organization.  Thank you for celebrating this special milestone with us!


Virtual Magic Show

Celebrate MPL's 50th anniversary with us! Join us for a virtual magic show with award-winning Toronto magician X.Ray. Enjoy a visual feast of mind-blowing virtual entertainment combining sleight-of-hand magic, mind-reading mentalism, and theatrical showmanship that will guarantee to WOW you and your kids. Family-friendly, fun for all ages.

Magic Show

Mainstreet Unionville

Main Street Unionville runs through the historical suburban community of Unionville and offers unique shops, tempting cafes and restaurants.

Sign eBirthday Card

Help us celebrate our 50th birthday! Sign our eBirthday Card and leave a birthday wish for your library! 

Reading Lists

Celebrate MPL's 50th by reading some fun books set in libraries, books for children about libraries and books written by Markham authors.


Books about Libraries

Celebrate MPL's 50th birthday with us by reading some great books that set in the library!


I Love Libraries!

MPL is celebrating its 50th birthday! Check out these children's books that's all about libraries.


Introducing eCard!

In celebration of MPL's 50th birthday, we have launched a MPL eCard! If you don't have a library card yet, you can now sign up for an eCard without leaving your home. The eCard will give you access to all of MPL's digital collections, resources and virtual programs.

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Fine Free Cards for Kids and Teens

MPL Over the Years

A look back to honor Markham Public Library's rich legacy and celebrate our impact supporting our community.

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