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Stanley A. Milner Library
In the fall of 2014 City Council approved funding (total budget as of December 2017 is $84.5 million) for the revitalization and renewal of the Stanley A. Milner Library, with the expectation that $10 million come through community support and fundraising.
- Opened in 1967—and renamed in 1996 in honour of library champion Stanley A. Milner for his lifetime of commitment to EPL—this branch is the heart of EPL and downtown.
- The Milner Library receives over 1.2 million visits each year from Edmontonians of all backgrounds and with a variety of interests.
- The revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library will help build a thriving, vibrant downtown, and serve as a key component in Edmonton's economic prosperity.
Our Abbottsfield-Penny McKee Branch will be moving in the fall of 2019 to a larger (over 10,000 sq. ft!) location in the newly renovated Riverview Crossing Mall (3210 118 Avenue), just east of our current location.
- Upgraded infrastructure (lighting, flooring, ample outlets for customer use)
- Beautiful new program room
- Makerspace to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) learning and digital creative projects
- Expanded children's and teens' spaces
Our relocated library will take over the old location of Albert's Family Restaurant on the south side of the mall facing 118 Avenue.
As part of its 2015-18 Capital Budget, Edmonton City Council approved $3.5 million for the design of the Lewis Farms Recreation Centre, Library and District Park.
- The Lewis Farms Facility and Park was identified in the 2005-2015 Recreation Facility Master Plan and the Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan as a new recreation centre to be developed based on a growing Edmonton west suburban area.
- Needless to say, we love collaborating with our city. This will be the third joint recreation and library facility between the City of Edmonton and the Edmonton Public Library. The first were the Clareview Branch and the Meadows Branch.
- The Lewis Farms Community Facility and Park will serve a population of about 40,000-80,000 residents. The closest branch is the Lois Hole Branch.
- Based on consultation and early planning, the Lewis Farms Recreation Centre and Library will include: aquatic facilities, twin arenas, a fitness centre, jogging track, gym and multi-purpose spaces.
EPL’s at the forefront of the green scene. We aim to be as efficient as possible by conserving resources while building and operating our branches.
We partner with the City of Edmonton to reach Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification goals outlined in The Way We Green Environmental Strategic Plan - PDF. The plan’s innovative programs and initiatives help us adopt new technologies and keep us at the front of the pack when it comes to operating sustainably and responsibly.
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