Our community library was founded in 1974. It was first housed upstairs in the Community Hall, then moved to a room in the School, then homeless, then an old building that was shared with Mackenzie County and now a permanent home within the Zama Cornerstone Building!
The Zama Library Society is a few hard-working individuals who spend many hours ensuring that the Library is a beautiful space with up-to-date collections as well as ‘non traditional’ services that set us outside the box. We invite everyone to stop in and enjoy our beautiful space.
Warm Up… Curl up by the fireplace and read a few pages of your favorite book, listen to that audio book you have been dying to finish or just relax.
Learn… We offer patrons a few different areas to break out the books, google search for that research project using our touch screen computers or just learn something new today. Large tables, cozy individual areas and great zero spectrum lighting help make all our patrons comfortable and coming back regularly.
Relax… Our latest service addition to our Patrons is the Wellness Room. It offers patrons a chance to truly relax, unwind and return to the grind of the day with a new outlook.
The Zero Gravity Wellness Recliner redefines comfort and massage. A total of 48 airbags surround your neck, shoulders, back, arms, calves and soles, and adapts to your individual body… meaning that it is truly a little slice of heaven!
Get well… The Wellness Room is another example of offering services that get people in the door.
Why do we like to do things differently?
It keeps us energized, in touch with our patrons and our community, and lets face it, it’s exciting!!
Patrons, staff and volunteers come up with the ideas and we see what we can do to put them in motion. For example, our ‘specialty cake pan collection’ started with a donation of few and has grown substantially. Why buy when you can borrow?
Our Library started with more movies than books — not so long ago, satellite was a very expensive option. We now have over 2500 titles including TV series and new releases. Movies are is still one of the community’s favourite features.
Real Men Read!
Zama’s ‘Real Men Read’ Campaign has been more than successful. With a majority of the population (permanent and transient) in our community being male this was a challenging target group. How do we get them in the doors? Well, it started with TV Series on DVD, then it moved to Audio ‘Movie in your Mind’ titles, and now we love staying on top of our ‘Real Men Read Collections’. Oh ,and the Wellness Recliner is a favorite also!
Free to visit and utilize in house materials. Fees apply for some services as outlined below.
Membership: Resident Single: $35 / year; Resident Family $50 / year; Non-Resident $60 / year.
Over 15,000 in house items!
- Audio titles
- Specialty cake pans
- Computer use
- WIFI access
- Wellness Recliner
- Proctoring exams
- Disc repair
- VCR lending
- Inter-library loans with Fort Vermilion & La Crete
- Music downloads
- Web languages