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Landon

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

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.

All Programs  

Drop In  

Crafts

Just for Fun

Book Clubs

ESL and Languages

Computer and Technology

Movies and Films

Health and Wellness

Babies

Kids

Teens or Tweens

Adults

Seniors

Families

Parents

Newcomers

Note: The programs listed are only the ones offered at this Branch (which is open to all).  We have a variety of programs offered at each of our 16 branches which are also open to everyone.
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.

History

Landon Branch Library

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.

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Historical Facts about Landon Branch

 May 1, 1916 Fred Landon becomes London's fourth chief librarian.

December 28, 1918 London’s second branch library, South (presently Landon) Branch opens at 14 Askin Street.

January 17, 1922 The Board of Education grants the use of a room in the new Victoria Public School to the London Public Library Board for its South (presently Landon) Branch Library.

1924 The South (presently Landon) Branch Library moves to its present location at 167 Wortley Road.

September 8, 1955 A new building is opened for the South Branch Library and it is renamed the Fred Landon Branch Library.

September 17, 2005 The completely renovated Landon Branch opens with enlarged children's and collections areas, a new community meeting room, the addition of an elevator and new exterior entrance ways, ramp, sidewalk and stairs.

 

Click HERE for a complete chronological history of London Public Library.

 

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 London Transit Commission (LTC) bus Route 15 Westmount which stops within 250 metres of the Branch and  Route 4 Oxford East which stops within half a kilometre.

Address & Phone #         
 Hours

167 Wortley Road
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

Click HERE for printer-friendly pdf of table.

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.

View all Library Spaces at London Public Library:  Meeting Rooms, Music Practice Rooms, Reading Gardens, Study Rooms, and Wolf Performance Hall.

For more information and to rent or reserve a meeting room, contact Meeting Space rental staff at (519)-661-5120 or meeting.space@lpl.london.on.ca.

 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.

At the Library

Landon Branch Library Collection

Adult / General

Kids

Teens

Note: The materials linked in this section are those materials currently located at this Branch.  We are happy to deliver materials from any London Public Library location to your requested library location.  This service is free and quite efficient.

Please also see the following sections for our collections from across the library system: New Items, Life, Research, Staff Picks, Kids, and Teens.

Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

Library Services

In addition to lending, reference, reader's advisory and community referral services, we offer computer workstations with access to the Internet as well as software and electronic resources.

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Each location has a materials return chute that is open when the library is closed except Cherryhill and Sherwood (chutes available during mall hours).

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