The quality of life is truly enriched in Brazeau County by the quality of libraries available. Libraries in the area provide materials and services to the public to assist them in meeting their informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs. Libraries across Alberta provide free, public access computer terminals, and library staff have kept up with the latest information services technology to help Albertans get the information they need. Librarians help people surf the Net, search electronic databases for thousands of articles from journals, periodicals and newspapers, and can help users get comfortable with the software available.
Drayton Valley Municipal Library
Starting out as a volunteer project of the Women's Institute in 1957, the community library was located in a vacant classroom of the original public school. In 1959, the library relocated to the town's administration building and joined the Yellowhead Regional Library system in 1977.
The 4,190 sq ft Drayton Valley Municipal Library was the first in Alberta to offer the services of an in-house book store, the first rural library in the province to have, and provide, Internet access, and the first library in Canada to be an Internet Service Provider (ISP), generating revenue for the library. Audiovisual materials include audiotapes, CDs, books on tape, video tapes, and CD-ROMs. For more information, call 780-514-2228.
- HOURS OF OPERATION
- The Library is open 6 days a week from September to June, and closed on Saturdays during July and August.
- Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
- Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
- Saturday: 12 noon - 4 pm
- When the library is closed, a book chute is available for the return of material, excluding audiovisual material.
Breton Municipal Library
The Breton Municipal Library offers an extensive collection, along with interlibrary loans, magazines, reference services, multilingual books, government publications, maps, college and university calendars, a Teen Volunteer Program, childrens programs, videos and games.
- HOURS OF OPERATION
- Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm
- Friday: 10 am - 8 pm
- Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
- The Library is closed on Sundays and all statutory holidays.