Indigenous Services

Pop-Up Libraries

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

Pop-Up Libraries Schedule:

We bring the library to you!  For more information, contact (780) 594-5101.

Cold Lake Native Friendship Centre : Thursdays 11:00 to 1:00pm  

Cold Lake First Nations - English Bay: Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm


Prairie Indigenous E-book Collection (PIEC)

The titles available through PIEC are simultaneous check-outs, so there is no waiting on a holds list

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On Summer 2022, the Cold Lake Public Library installed an Authentic Tipi in the Reading garden of the South Branch. This project was possible thanks to the financial support of our sponsors : the Government of Canada through their Prairies Canada Grant , TC Energy, Enbridge, Canadian Natural, City of Cold Lake, Northern Lights Library System, Cenovus , Primco Dene Group of Companies and Lakeland Credit Union. The grand opening ceremony was held on August 17, 2022.

Tipis were the homes of Indigenous Peoples and were used mainly by the groups that lived on the prairies. It is a symbolic structure with spiritual meaning and family values attached.

The structure has 15 poles and they hold many teachings: obedience, respect, humility, happiness, love, faith, kinship, cleanliness, thankfulness, sharing, strength, good child rearing, hope, protection and finally balance/clarity. They remind us of the good values that make up an honorable person. It teaches community, how to care for ourselves, how to care for others and how we bring ourselves together to live in harmony with all things.

The Tipi installed in the Library will give us a meeting place to learn and share the richness of our respective cultures.


Voices of the Land: A space that supports the community to create, share, discover and celebrate local Indigenous content online. Share your history, your knowledge, your vision, your voice. 

Indigenous History on Treaty 6 territory in Alberta : Recognizing Indigenous sites of significance through the years