Parkland was the first regional library in Alberta, formed way back in 1959. More than 50 years later, we continue to serve public and school libraries across central Alberta.
Parkland Regional Library is a leader for its members to achieve excellence in library service.
Parkland Regional Library supports its members through cooperation, innovation, and service by:
- providing human and material support services as needed by the libraries,
- acting as a focus for leadership and library advocacy,
- being effectively and efficiently governed and financially sustainable.
Originally created to provide library service to area school divisions, Parkland Regional Library is now a cooperative network of 50 public and 36 school libraries serving over 200,000 residents of central Alberta by sharing of material, resources and expertise.
Parkland Regional Library celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. In commemoration of this event, Kimmy Beach was commissioned to write a poem. Staff created a poster outlining the history of Parkland Regional Library, as well as history posters for each of our member libraries.
Parkland Regional Library
5404 56 Avenue
T4L 1G1 Canada
Phone 403.782.3850 or 1.800.567.9024
Fax 403.782.4650 or 1.800.555.5246
Director: Ronald Sheppard
Board Chair: Debra Smith
May 25 - Alberta Literary Awards Gala in Edmonton
May 29- June 1 - Canadian Library Association Conference in Winnipeg
June 1 - Summer Reading Club workshop at Parkland, 9am-3pm
June 6-9 - AALT Conference in Canmore
June 10 - LAG meeting at Parkland, 10am-3pm
June 11-20 - Library Effect workshops throughout the region
June 14 - Grant application and financial info due to Public Library Services Branch