Fort Vermilion has had library services since the 1930’s. The current library building was opened in 1994. Our library is open 35 hours per week. We have two full-time staff along with many volunteers. Our volunteers include Local Committee and Library Society members.
While the building is relatively new (constructed in the 1990’s), the collection shows that the Library has been serving the community for over 80 years.
Tucked between the latest hot reads are first editions and books you will have to hunt to find anywhere else.
Walk into Fort Vermilion Community Library and you will notice one thing immediately, libraries aren’t dark and dingy places. Windows line all three exterior walls and the entryway, making for a bright, relaxing room. An electric fireplace with two armchairs invite you to immediately sit down and pick up a book.
The Library isn’t only a place to read, however. As a place of knowledge and learning, four public internet stations are well used and those who don’t want to wait for busy computer stations can bring their own laptops, tablets and e-readers and use the free wireless service.
As a library in an aboriginal community, Fort Vermilion Community Library also has a large Aboriginal Collection. Books on these shelves are written by aboriginal authors with topics ranging from sensitive issues like residential schools to fiction for children and youth.
Membership is free. Fees apply for some services as outlined below.
Over 18,000 in house items:
- Large print
- English as a second language
- Computer WiFi
- Disc repair
With our stand alone building we are able to add to our operational revenue by renting out space. Our long-time partnership with FCSS has been beneficial to both parties. It is truly a one-stop shop for our Community!