Bowness library is the little branch that could.
When Bowness evolved from a town to a community in 1964, it brought along its library to join the Calgary Public Library system. Residents fought hard to finally open doors to their library, in fact, they cleared its shelves of books on the first day of opening. That enthusiasm to support the library has held fast over the years. People have followed the branch through many location changes ranging from town halls, recreation halls, and shopping centres until it reached its present location in 1979. The community has been delighted to attend an incredible range of programs and speakers, from noted Canadian author W.O. Mitchell to beadwork displays of the Stoney Indians from Morley.
Check out more historical pictures of Bowness Library in the Calgary Public Library Archives.
Bowness Library, circa 1964