About us

Founded in 1938 by the members of the Col. Lyndon Chapter of the Imperial Order of Daughters of the Empire (I.O.D.E.)  – Louise Crummy McKinney, who is noted as one of the Famous Five, was a member of the I.O.D.E.  The Claresholm Public Library and Project READ are located in the building named in her honour.

We are one of 34 libraries in south-west Alberta working together to adapt technologies to give you better and more convenient services while being cost efficient.

Whether you use your Library for recreational reading, personal growth, career, school or business, Your Claresholm Public Library Card is your community connection to a world of information and ideas.