|Innisfail's new library building|
Photo and story by Helge Nome
The Innisfail Public Library has a new home on the eastern outskirts of town, perched on a wooded ridge and overlooking a residential area. The design of the building is intended to make it fit into the native woodlandscape that surrounds it. So much so that its irregularly sloping roof has been covered with sod and currently has tufts of grass emerging.
The decision to locate the building on the outskirts of town has been a controversial one in Innisfail and the seniors' centre that was supposed to be a part of the building is now an empty space as local seniors refused to change their gathering place from a convenient in-town location to the new building on the other side of the railway track.
The library will be officially opened on June 28 with ceremonies commencing at 4pm. For detailed information about the library and its operation, go here. For a peek inside the library building go to Alberta West Photos here