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EDMONTON, AB, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 – A new and modern Edmonton Public Library (EPL) location filled with natural light is now a place Abbottsfield residents can call their own. EPL will celebrate the grand opening of the new space on Thursday, Oct. 22.
The Grand Opening Celebration will be hosted virtually and will include a branch tour as well as special classes and events for children, including storytime read by local Indigenous author, Shelley Nelson.
“The Abbottsfield-Penny McKee Branch is a fantastic new learning hub for a community we have been serving since 1997,” says Pilar Martinez, EPL’s Chief Executive Officer. “This welcoming, open and bright space will better meet the needs of our customers while providing opportunities and access to digital literacy and new technology not easily available.”
The contemporary 10,000 square foot location is now open at 3210 118 Avenue NW inside the newly renovated Riverview Crossing Mall. The new library features one-of-a-kind indigenous art, a much larger collection, a reservable gaming space, an expanded children’s area, two quiet study spaces, its very own makerspace and more.
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Marina Afonso, Communications Specialist, Edmonton Public Library