Cochrane Public Library is a circulating library serving both the town of Cochrane (population nearing 30,000 as of 2019) as well as the surrounding municipality of Rocky View County which includes: Bearspaw, Springbank, and Bragg Creek (12,400 residents as of 2018 census).
Their collection offers books and AV materials for education, enlightenment, and recreation. It is their mission to provide opportunities for cultural, personal, and intellectual enrichment through the provision of information, ideas, resources and programs in a safe and welcoming environment. Cochrane Public Library strives to provide all who inquire with friendly, efficient and effective library services to assist in meeting present and future information and educational challenges.
To meet that mission, the library offers a diverse number of free programs to community patrons, ranging from recreational programs such as our Storytime sessions, Medieval Day, Seniors Tech courses, S.T.E.A.M. sessions to its diverse Library of Things collection that includes loanable items such as microscopes, telescopes, board games, power tools, snow shoes, lifejackets, and so much more.
Cochrane Public Library will continue to visit the Bragg Creek site to deliver programming for all ages as budgets permit. Currently, they provide children’s programming including LEGO Club and S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) related programs a few times a month.