The Town of Drumheller Library Board has voted to close the Drumheller Public Library to the public indefinitely, effective 5pm Monday, March 16th. This decision is based on the recommendation of the Director of Library Services, as the nature of a public library as a shared and tactile space makes protecting staff and public from potential transmission of the virus effectively impossible.
Please note that the Library’s service to our community will not end when the Library closes it’s physical doors. Plans are in place to continue providing information, resources, and even creative programming to the people of Drumheller through alternative means, and to increase staff capacity through training opportunities so we can serve even better when it is safe to reopen. We look forward to exploring new ways to support, educate, and entertain our community.
In the short term, library staff will continue to work at the Library between 9 and 5, Monday to Friday as we prepare to shift to a work-from-home model.
Emily N. Hollingshead
Director of Library Services
Drumheller Public Library
The Drumheller Public Library respectfully acknowledges that we are on Treaty 7 territory, the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy: Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika, as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. We recognise the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those on whose territory we reside.