Shawnessy library was regarded as the first in a new generation of libraries when it opened its doors September 15, 2000 as part of the South Fish Creek Complex. It was an immediate hit with the 167,000 residents of the fast growing communities of Bridlewood, Chaparral, Evergreen, Midnapore, Millrise, Shawnee Slopes, Shawnessy, Somerset, and Sundance. Nearby Bishop O’Byrne students, YMCA members, and busy families at the hockey rinks were delighted to have the 19,400 square foot branch at hand with its welcoming fireside area, internet terminals and fantastic children’s area.
Can you believe this busy and popular branch has already celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011?
Check out the Calgary Public Library Archives for more pictures of the branch.
|Shawnessy Library under construction