Public Library

Did You Know ...Town Council voted unanimously to keep the public library downtown when the time comes to replace the old facility.

Public Library to stay downtown

The Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives, next to the
Brick School on
48th Street in downtown Athabasca.

There are currently no active plans to launch a library project in Athabasca, but when the time does come to replace the old facility, it will remain downtown. In June, Town Council voted unanimously to keep the Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives in the downtown core.

“Council felt that by keeping the library downtown it will help to keep the downtown core a central focus of the community,” explains Town chief administrative officer Ryan Maier. “For the users of the library, the downtown location is more accessible.”

A library building project is not in the foreseeable future because Council has identified other more immediate priorities in the community, but that in no way diminishes the need for a new library facility.

“Council recognizes that a new library is important but it is not an imminent project,” says Ryan. “Other projects must take precedence at this time.”


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