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We’re growing!

The Didsbury Municipal Library has a longstanding history in Central Alberta of providing excellent service to the community. Established in 1908 by Didsbury Councillors and business people, the Didsbury Free Library was the first town in Alberta to earn a grant under the Public Libraries Act, granted by Premier Rutherford in 1909.

Over the years, it has become increasingly apparent that our community requires a larger facility to meet the needs of our residents. In the past five years alone, the demand for library services has steadily increased. Between 2015-2019 visitation grew 15%, and program attendance soared 184%.

The community has recognized the increasing pressures on the Didsbury Municipal Library and facilitating the library expansion was included on the Town of Didsbury Strategic Plan for 2017-2027.

It is with great excitement that the Didsbury Town Council and the Didsbury Municipal Library Board announce plans for the future expansion of the library facility in our community. For more information on this next step, please see the join press release.

We look forward to welcoming you in our renovated space!