Free Memberships and Fine Free in 2023
January 26, 2023
Dear Chestermere and Area,
For the City of Chestermere Library Board and Staff, it continues to be an honour to serve the residents of Chestermere and area.
With essential funding increases from the City of Chestermere Mayor and Council over the past three years, the Chestermere Public Library is now able to offer residents free membership cards and has eliminated all late fees associated with overdue items.
We are very excited to implement this new model of equitable library service.
Many library studies indicate that fines and fees create significant barriers in accessing library collections, services, and supports. Many local public libraries have eliminated card and overdue fees including Strathmore Municipal Library and Cochrane Public Library.
Just a reminder that all Chestermere Public Library programs and events continue to be free to attend.
Our mission is to be Chestermere’s ‘Community Learning Hub’, and with this new model of equitable service, we hope to invite more of the community to connect with the many fun learning opportunities we offer.
See you at the Library!
Director of Library Services
Chestermere Public Library