A collage of colour and black & white images of the Library since the 1950s

Ajax Public Library turns 70 in 2022! We are excited to celebrate 70 years of public library service in Ajax with retro What’s On covers, #ThrowbackThursdays, and more fun surprises. Stay tuned!

The Library's 70th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt is on!

Explore to win: visit key spots in Ajax to find letters - unscramble them and submit for your chance to win an awesome Ajax prize pack! Submissions must be received by October 20, 2022 - return your playing card to any branch!

Download your playing card, and start exploring! Stay tuned on social media for hints! For safety (and to make the letters easier to spot!), we recommend only exploring during daylight hours!

Where to Look?

  • Audley Branch (1955 Audley Rd.) - Inside! Must visit during open hours. 
    Visit the Audley Branch during open hours and submit a memory to our time capsule! Be sure to pay special attention to the box where we are collecting memories. 
  • Town of Ajax Fire Headquarters (900 Salem Rd. N.) - Outside!
    A commemorative bench outside the Fire Headquarters has a special tag! A reminder to stay clear of the big doors when visiting! You do not need to go inside the Fire Station to find these letters!
  • McLean Branch (95 Magill Dr.) - Inside! Must visit during open hours.
    Head inside McLean Branch, and check out the plan for our new Makerspace! One of the windows looking into the community centre lobby has the letters!
  • Main Branch (55 Harwood Ave. S.) - Inside! Must visit during open hours. 
    Visit Main Branch during open hours and head to the second floor! The Local History collection is housed here; be sure to check the old card catalogue!
  • Town Hall (65 Harwood Ave. S.) - Outside!
    Near the east entrance you'll find the Town Hall letter - you do not have to head inside Town Hall to find it! However, Town Hall is home to a beautiful local history display if you visit during open hours!
  • Veteran's Point (Lake Driveway & Harwood Ave. S.) - Outside!
    The cenotaph provides a great view up Harwood Avenue - and the best view for finding the letter! Explore Ajax's beautiful lakefront, while learning local history along the way.

Get your 70th Anniversary Library tote bag for $5, available for purchase in all branches,A Library 70th anniversary tote bag with a new Library card on top. while supplies last!

Or upgrade to our new limited edition Library card - a platinum* card for our Platinum Jubilee! 

Have a fun historic Library photo to share? We’d love to see them! Submit your photos and stories to kiley.percy@ajaxlibrary.ca.

*Platinum Library cards offer identical services and benefits as regular Library cards, but they're sparkly!