The Chinook Arch is coming up to a big milestone, marking 30 years of helping different municipalities in Southwestern Alberta to offer excellent public library services. The system began back on Apr. 1, 1992 and is now featured in over 30 libraries across the province. An official with the Arch says the last 30 years have really transformed the local library systems.
“It’s been quite the journey. Through a time of incredible change in public library services, in 1992 the internet was not really a thing, most of the libraries were still checking books in and out by hand, a lot of paper records and everything like that. Since then we are now networked, there is all the digital content and everything like that. Libraries have really been able to adapt,” said Robin Hepher, CEO of the Chinook Regional Library System.
Hepher says they are looking forward to what the next 30 years bring.