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401 Festival Lane
On November 1, 2010, we opened in our new location in the Centre in the Park. Our new building is double the size of the old one, with 64,000 square feet of collections, program and group study rooms, and staff areas. Since the project's approval in 2006, library staff members have been working closely with architects, designers, and County officials to make the dream of a new and improved library a reality.
The new 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 will be a bigger collection, newer and revitalized, with more books, DVDs, CDs, kits, and magazines, for all age groups and interests.
The new library was approved in 2006 and was paid for with a combination of municipal taxes, provincial and federal supplements, and the library's $1.5 million Capital Campaign. It was designed by HFKS Architects.
Some of the other most exciting features of our new facility include:
We are excited about our move and all the opportunities our new space will provide for everyone in our community to 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.
Centre in the Park offers convenient underground parking in a heated parkade as well as free surface and street parking.
All parking in the Community Centre is under the administration of Strathcona County. For up-to-date information and rates please see Strathcona County - Public Parking.
For concerns about parking for the Community Centre, please contact:
780-464-8403 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, closed Noon to 1 p.m.)
|Free Parking Options|
|Type of Parking Stall||Time Limits|
|Library Book Drop (2 stalls close to library entrance)||5-min|
|North Lot Public Parking (50 stalls on surface)||2-hr|
|Street Parking Festival Lane and Festival Avenue||2-hr|
|Street Parking Festival Way||Unlimited|
|Festival Place||Unlimited unless event restrictions in place|
Salisbury Composite High School
Unlimited, after 2pm only
|Handicap Parking (4 stalls at entrance, 6 in parkade)||Unlimited|
Unlimited free parking is available in the North Lot days after 5pm, evenings, and weekends.
Have you sent us a comment about parking? Please see our "Thanks for Your Comments" page for information.
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:
After the Community Centre is completed, an application for LEED Gold certification will be made.
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