Sixty-thousand Calgarians in north central Calgary couldn’t wait for the doors to open in Cardel Place in 2004. Young families and new residents excitedly rushed to the technology discovery area, teen zone and the comfortable fireplace reading area.
Staff and customers alike are eager to tell you that this branch was among the first to meet the prestigious and internationally renowned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for energy efficiency – and won Gold!
This modern branch has roots to its past too—keeping alive the memory of one of our heroes—author and outstanding reference librarian Georgina Thomson.
You can find more pictures of the Country Hills Library (including some like the construction photo below) by visiting the Calgary Public Library Archives.