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Forest Lawn Library

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Forest Lawn Library

Forest Lawn Library

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Holidays & Closures

New Year's Day – January 1, 2022
Closed All Day

Family Day – February 21, 2022
Open 12 – 5 pm

Good Friday — April 15, 2022
Closed All Day

Victoria Day — May 23, 2022
Closed All Day

Canada Day — July 1, 2022
Closed All Day

Heritage Day — August 1, 2022
Closed All Day

Labour Day — September 5, 2022
Closed All Day

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – September 30, 2022
Closed All Day

Thanksgiving Day — October 10, 2022
Closed All Day

Remembrance Day — November 11, 2022
Closed All Day

Christmas Eve — December 24, 2022
Open until 5 pm

Christmas Day — December 25, 2022
Closed All Day

Boxing Day — December 26, 2022
Closed All Day

New Year's Eve — December 31, 2022
Open until 5 pm

4807 8 Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2A 4M1

Centralized Info: (403) 260-2600

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Features

  • Accessible

  • After-hours materials return

  • Children's space

  • Computers & Printers

  • Meeting Rooms

  • Parking

  • Free Wi-Fi

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History of Forest Lawn Library

Forest Lawn Library was added to the Calgary Public Library system in 1962, when the village of Forest Lawn was annexed by the City of Calgary. Originally the Forest Lawn Association Library, it was started by a group of engaged citizens and first located in the Bow River School. At the time of annexation, the location had collected more than 152,000 volumes, had 45,000 dedicated borrowers, and an annual circulation of over 867,000!  

This location has moved many times — first to the Marks Building on 17 Avenue in 1962, then in 1965, to a shopping centre down the road. On July 16, 1973, its current location opened at 4807 8 Avenue SE.  

Significant renovations were completed in 2004, nearly doubling the size of the location to 10,500 sq. ft. The location is currently the only Library with two Early Learning Centres; the Forest Lawn Library Nature Playground opened in 2017, followed by the indoor ELC, “Explore Energy,” in 2018. 

Photo: Calgary Public Library Archives, Our Story in Pictures