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Landon

  1. Programs
  2. History
  3. Bus and Parking
  4. Meeting Space
  5. Art Exhibits
  6. Services

Program

2 women smiling while one reads from a book of poetry
Landon is home to Poetry London: a poetry series featuring readings by  poets from across Canada and poetry workshops. At this outdoor event, a poetry billboard was launched with balloons, treats and poetry readings.

Our library and cosponsored programs are enthusiastically received by the community. For children, we offer storytimes, class visits, march break, summer reading and seasonal programs. For adults we feature a book discussion group, creative writing, knitting circle, yoga, author readings, and even regular evening concerts in partnership with Home County Folk Festival.

Susan Musgrave reading at Poetry London event

Go to program listings for Landon.

History

The Landon branch library has served the city's "Old South" since 1918 and from its present location since 1955. The library is ideally situated in the Wortley Village, within walking distance of five elementary schools, a high school, two daycares and numerous seniors' apartment buildings. The building had a facelift in 1998 and 2005 improving accessibility making washrooms and meeting rooms accessible to all. The building is home to a remarkable collection of public art including thirteen magnificent stained glass windows by Ted Goodden; two handmade quilts by Skye McDonald and three framed posters by Greg Curnoe. We serve an increasing number of young families and one of the London's highest concentrations of seniors.

Community groups including Old South Community Organization, Wortley Merchants, Old South Heritage groups, Old South Justice Circle and Middlesex London Health Unit meet regularly at the Branch.

See how much energy our solar panels are generating today.

Parking

A parking lot, available to patrons behind the building, is accessible by a laneway off of Bruce Street ( a one way street heading East).

Bus Route

You can get to us by LTC bus route 15 stops within 250 metres of the Branch; route # 4 stops within half a kilometre.

Address & Phone #         
 Hours

167 Wortley Rd.
London, Ontario
Canada
N6C 3P6

Phone: (519)-439-6240

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 9am - 9pm
Wed: 9am - 9pm
Thu: 9am - 9pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm

 

Meeting Space

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Meeting Space rates are per use up to 4 hours, plus HST.
Special Purpose Rooms may be booked for up to a 2 hour maximum per use.

 Room/SpaceSize
(# of ppl)
Rate ($)
Non-profit, London onlyProfit, London onlyOutside London
Martha Bishop Community Room80 (lecture)$60$120$160
OSCO Community Meeting Room35 (lecture)$25$50$65
Special Purpose: Wortley Village Room8 (lecture)Free (limited #)$15$22

Art Exhibits

Exhibit space is available to new and established London artists and artists' groups at the Landon Branch Library. Exhibit fees will be charged and are non-refundable. Fees are for a calendar month or any part thereof. Requests from out-of-town artists and artists' groups will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Special rates apply.

  • Main floor, 20 linear feet. Exhibit charges: $15 plus HST; out-of-town rate: $22 plus HST
  • Martha Bishop Community Room, 75 linear feet. Exhibit charges: $50 plus HST; out-of-town rate: $140 plus HST
  • OSCO Community Meeting Room, 15 linear feet. Exhibit charges: $15 plus HST; out-of-town rate: $22 plus HST

More Information

To Book

Telephone or visit the Landon Branch Library, 519-439-6240. You will be required to sign a Space Use Agreement and Exhibit Waiver of Claim and pay the Exhibit fee at time of booking.

Services

An integral part of your community’s life, we offer a full range of library services including lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral.

Return Chutes

Each location has a materials return chute which is open whenever the library is closed except Sherwood and Cheryhill (chutes only available during mall hours).