The Acton Reading Deck is now open!

Located at the Acton Branch of the Halton Hills Public Library. 

The Acton Reading Deck is an outdoor space where you can sit, read a book, meet with friends, play, participate in programs or just enjoy the beauty of nature. 

  • 95m2 (1020 ft.2)
  • Roughly 7.62m (25 ft.) x 14.39m (47.25ft.) 
  • Average of 1.5m (5 ft.) above grade
  • Flexible furnishings, including chairs, benches and tables
  • AODA compliant for accessibility
  • Flattering to the design of the building
  • Cedar for decking
  • Durable and minimal maintenance
  • Helical piers for structure
  • Native/non-invasive
  • Frame base of deck
  • Add colour and texture to space
  • Provide some privacy to deck users
  • Frame views out from deck


An outdoor reading deck for the Acton Branch was included in the original 2009 design of the building. The deck was removed from the final design due to unexpected costs in 2010. Since the opening of the Acton Branch in 2011, the Friends of the Library, have raised approximately $22,000 to support the construction of the deck. The reading deck was approved as part of the 2018 Capital Budget and the deck was installed in the fall of 2021, with a grand opening in the Spring of 2022.