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Automated book locker or “micro-library” being installed for Piikani Nation residents

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BROCKET, AB – Piikani Nation residents will soon have an automated “micro library” at their disposal.

It’s being installed at the Conference Centre building in Brocket which also houses the Canada Post Office just off Highway 786.

Using a Chinook Arch Regional Library card, residents can browse and borrow books from the book locker or have library holds delivered there.

“Connecting with communities is what drives our regional library system,” says Lisa Weekes, Manager of Partnerships and Community Development at Chinook Arch. “This is a key project for Chinook Arch because the book locker is an innovative first step in providing community library service on the Piikani Nation.”

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Piikani Chief and Council gave full approval for the project which was funded by a grant from the federal government’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

The artwork on the book locker was designed by Kristy North Peigan, a freelance Piikani artist who lives in Calgary.

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