Medicine Hat Public Library launching Meeting Mondays for room rentals

Room and theatre rentals will be available Monday evenings
Posted on 13 February 2024 by Chris Brown.

Medicine Hat Public Library is expanding its room rental availability next month in an effort to meet a growing demand among community groups for spaces to hold their meetings.

Beginning on March 4, the Honor Currie Room, Legion Room (pictured above) and Library Theatre will be available to rent Monday evenings on what we have dubbed Meeting Mondays.

The spaces are available in three different times slots: 5:30-6:30 p.m., 6:45-7:45 p.m. and 5:30-7:45 p.m. Bookings will open on Feb. 15 for March through June and can be made by calling the MHPL office at 403-502-8527 or by emailing mhploffice@shortgrass.ca. Up to one Monday night meeting a month can be booked by each renter.

The rest of the library will be closed on Monday evenings, maintaining our current hours.

Chief librarian Ken Feser is excited the library is providing even more value to the community.

“The library’s rooms are popular spaces community groups and not-for-profits book for everything from AGMs and monthly meetings to yoga classes and markets,” he says.

“We know these groups contribute greatly to the vibrancy of Medicine Hat and think this additional availability combined with our reasonable rental rates will help them continue to provide those services at affordable cost.”

As well as traditional meetings, the theatre is often booked by families to have their own movie or video game night and for performing arts.

Feser adds more room and theatre rental availability was identified as one way for the library to demonstrate city council made the right decision in approving a budget increase for the library last year.

“We’re going to do everything we can to make the most of our new funding for current members of our library community and new ones we hope to attract.”

Rental rates for the rooms start at $15 per hour. Visit the Meeting Room Rentals page on our website for more information on the rooms, capacity limits and what they are equipped with.

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