Wabamun Public Library

Wabamun Public Library
Hours of Operation

Tuesday        11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday   11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday       11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

*** After hours book drop is located at the entrance to the library.

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Mission Statement
The Wabamun Public Library strives to be a welcoming facility, enriching lifelong learning, stimulating the imagination and encouraging the understanding of the library’s role within the community.

Contact
5132-53 Avenue
Box 89
Wabamun, AB T0E 2K0

Phone: 780-892-2713
Fax:     780-892-7294

Email: jamesb@wabamunlibrary.ca
Web:   www.wabamunlibrary.ca

Library Manager: James Bryl


History

Under the sponsorship of the Home and School Association, the Wabamun Community Library was opened to the public on September 12, 1960. It was housed in the Old Wabamun School.

On July 7, 1980 the Village of Wabamun passed By-Law 17-80 which brought the Library under the umbrella of Village Services and became the Wabamun Public Library. Talks soon began to move the Library from its present site to the new addition being built onto the Community Centre. The Library Board had to find the money and volunteers to install walls, exhaust system, suspended ceiling and the electrical work needed. Money and help came from the Village, the Wabamun Lions Club, Stony Plain School District, Alberta Cultural Grant, Village of Wabamun 75th Anniversary Grant and many individuals who were committed to having a first class library in their area. Saturday, January 29, 1983 saw the Grand Opening of the new Library in the basement of the Community Centre.

The Library was open on Mondays with volunteers filling the position of librarian. The first Librarian was hired in July of 1984.

In 2000 the Library expanded and moved into the area previously occupied by the Playschool. Then it became time to automate the library. Books were barcoded, public computers were introduced to the patrons and we moved into the 21st century.

The library of today boasts an array of books, videos, periodicals, plus 6 computer work stations and a long list of programs and services to meet the needs of our community.

Programs & Events
Summer Reading Club
Adult Book Club
Fundraising Activities
Volunteer Nights
Make-it-Wednesday” Crafts for kids 3:30pm to 5pm
Computer courses and help
Giant Book store
Bottle Drives
Friends of the Library

Yearly Card Fees
Adult     free
Family   free
Child     free

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