Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rebuilding the Slave Lake Library – one Donation at a Time

The public library in the Town of Slave Lake was completely destroyed on Sunday, May 15, as a result of a huge forest fire.   The beautiful new Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library had just opened in 2010. 

About forty per cent of the Town is gone and support for those who lost their homes and possessions is pouring in via the Red Cross and other organizations.  Support for the library is also pouring in.  Libraries, bookstores, publishers and other library-related organizations have been in touch with Peace Library System to see how they can help the library rebuild.  Here’s what you can do:

Donations of new or nearly new books (no more than two years old) can be shipped to Peace Library System headquarters where they will be catalogued, processed and stored until a temporary library opens in Slave Lake.  Please ship prepaid to:

Peace Library System
8301 – 110 Street
Grande Prairie, AB  T8W 6T2

ATTN: Books for Slave Lake Library

Cash donations can be made by going to the library’s web page at www.slavelakelibrary.ab.ca and clicking on the “Make a Donation” link.

The Slave Lake Library and Peace Library System thank all who make a contribution to rebuilding the library.

For additional information, please contact Carol Downing, Assistant Director, at cdowning@peacelibrarysystem.ab.ca.

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