Our History

The public library and the school library were originally located in the Lakedell School. Eventually space and computer restrictions led to resources being unavailable to the public.

In September 2004 the library accepted the offer from a generous community member to use a vacant house trailer as an interim location while the library board researched a potential new permanent location. In March 2006, a vacant local building in Ma Me O Beach, a former restaurant, was purchased by the library board. The purchase was made possible by a government grant and several fundraising efforts.

The required renovation was completed by contracted and volunteer labour, shelving was purchased and the library collection was moved into the new building in December 2006. In the spring of 2007, a contractor was hired to complete the kitchen renovation, which is now a Board Room and meeting venue which can be rented to community groups.

The legal name is Lakedell Area Community Library Society, operating as Pigeon Lake Public Library. Although the library is physically located in Ma Me O Beach, the Library services the entire Lakedell Community and the neighbouring four First Nation's Bands.