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On Nov 1, 2010, we opened our Central Library facility in the Strathcona County Community Centre. The Library takes up 64,000 square feet for collections, program rooms, individual and group study rooms, and staff areas. Beginning with the project's approval in 2006, library staff members worked closely with architects, designers, and County officials to make the dream of a new and improved library a reality.
The Library has something for the whole family: quiet study areas, dynamic and interactive children’s areas, a welcoming space for teens to hang out, cozy nooks for anyone to curl up with a good book. And hand-in-hand with increased space are a bigger collection, newer and revitalized -- with more books, DVDs, CDs, kits, and magazines, for all age groups and interests.
The new facility was approved in 2006 and was paid for with a combination of municipal taxes, provincial and federal supplements, and a $1.5 million Capital Campaign run by the Library for furniture and equipment. It was designed by HFKS Architects.
Some of the other most exciting features of our new facility include:
We invite everyone in our community to visit the Library and explore, relax and connect.
Learn More about the new Community Centre
Main Floor Areas:
Adult Fiction and Large Print
Children's Music and Movies
Discovery Zone for Kids
Early Chapter Books
Second Floor Areas:
Newspapers & Magazines
People (Biography & Memoir)
If you would like to print a map of the Library, download our Welcome Brochure.
Learn about parking options available in the Centre in the Park area.
The Community Centre incorporates many environmentally-sustainable construction techniques and building systems, including being heated by the Community Energy system. Some of the other environmentally-friendly techniques used in this building's construction and maintenance include:
As of June 2013, the Community Centre has been certified as a LEED Gold building.
The LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), provides a set of standards for environmentally sustainable construction. Learn more about LEED at the Canada Green Building Council.
Libraries are leaders in their communities, and within the Community Centre, our new building will lead the way in demonstrating energy-saving and environmentally friendly techniques. The LEED techniques being used will also save on the costs of heating and cooling the building, which will mean future cost savings for maintaining the facility.
STRATHCONA COUNTY LIBRARY | (780) 410-8600