After watching the Slave Lake Library burn down in the wildfires that destroyed the town of Slave Lake last May, the community came together on February 11 to celebrate the opening of the library’s new temporary location.
A donation campaign led by the Slave Lake Regional Library Board and the Peace Library System enabled the library to acquire more than 14,000 books, audio books, DVDs, computers and other materials necessary for a successful library.
In a document released by the Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library, Marilyn Cavanagh, Slave Lake Regional Library Board Chair says “the re-opening of the library is not only a move forward in the restoration of our community, but is also a testament to the generosity of Canadians, the human spirit, the willingness of volunteers and the dedication of staff.”
The Rotary Club of the Slave Lake Public Library plans to be its temporary location for 18 months to 2 years until a new facility can be rebuilt in its original location.
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Photo Credit: The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Library