Nampa & District Library
Ten dollars and concern for the children in the area brought the Nampa Community Library into being. A public Library was first suggested at a Women’s Institute meeting, and a committee of two broached the subject at the next Home School meeting. Since a great deal of interest was shown, the project was begun
Though the library was now able to stock the shelves, a building was needed. The Village council purchased a two room building for an office. Arrangements were made enabling the community library to use one room for a yearly rent of forty dollars, which would cover the cost of light and heat.
In 1969 the Village office was moved to its present site. The building consists of the Village office and the fire hall. The library was in the back of the building in a small room. The Village knocked out some small walls and added more floor space, some fluorescent light fixtures, a rear entrance door, and a sidewalk to the rear entrance. The Lions Club supplied the material and labour for the new shelves.
When the new complex was built, a room was designated for the library. The Library board applied for a major Cultural Recreation Grant through Parks and recreation. The grant had to be matched with equal funds, so the whole area contributed a share to match the $5,211.04. With a lot of help, a complete new library was furnished in the complex. A grand opening was held on February 9, 1979. In September 6, 1986 The Library moved again at new building Arts and Crafts Centre. Nampa now boast of one of the finest libraries in the north for a community of its size with a new building .
- Senior/Student $10
- Adults $15
- Family $20
- Internet connection by wireless services
- “On Track” services which allow you to borrow books from 150 different libraries in Alberta
The Library has a room for rent for $15.00/hour or $60.00/day. Can be used for meetings or special events! Call Cathy @ 780-322-3805 for more information or to book.
Fall & Winter Hours of Operation
Mondays – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed from 12:00 – 1:00 pm for lunch
Phone: (780) 322-3805
The Nampa Library Board is looking for members. Meetings are the 1st of every month. No meetings during July & August. For further info call Cathy @ 780-322-3805 or stop by the library.