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Fall programs at Gibsons Public Library

Fall is officially upon us; the nights are long, the days are wet, and soup is back on the menu – which means there are more reasons than ever to visit the library. Whether you are looking for a story to snuggle up with, a cookbook full of nourishing winter meals, or a DVD selection ... Read More »

Upcoming contests at the Gibsons Library

A writers’ festival, music festivals, “rolling arts” festival, night markets, farmers’ markets, mandala painting, parades…There’s no shortage of activities on the Sunshine Coast at this time of year – and our friends and relatives know it. Some of you play host almost all season, and may even be feeling a little worn out at this ... Read More »

Library a perfect respite on a hot summer’s day

Summer is a busy time at the library. Our programs for children and youth are bustling as young people of all ages participate in a range of activities, including creating stories and flash fiction, learning to code spheros, DJ training, playing Dungeons and Dragons and much more. As the diversity of our programming demonstrates, libraries ... Read More »

Great mix of youth events happening at Gibsons Library this summer

Writer and journalist Caitlin Moran has said that a library is “a cross between an emergency exit, a life raft and a festival”, and that is the flavour of what the Gibsons Library will be serving up for children, youth and families this summer. In addition to our weekly summer reading club (for kids finished ... Read More »

Supporting community at the Gibsons library

“Community” may refer to all of the people living in a particular geographical area, or it may refer to a socio-cultural group within that area, such as the LGBTQ2 community, the Indigenous community, the Chinese community. Then there are communities that form around a shared interest: the maker community, the knitting community, the podcasting community. ... Read More »

Spring events at the Gibsons Public Library

Remember that snow? A spotted towhee whirrs outside. Hark! A robin whinnies in the cherry tree. “Snow?” you say. “What snow?” Yes, you could say that weather was for the birds, if you like old-fashioned expressions. Of course, the birds prefer spring. This April, festivals bloom at the Gibsons Public Library. One swallow does not ... Read More »

Library bridging a divide

As Anne Goulding stated, “The public library is no longer just a place to borrow or read books or even to access digital material, it is a key community resource and facility that engages people with their local communities and wider society.” The library is a bridge across the digital and educational divide that exist ... Read More »

Freedom to Read Week celebrated at Gibsons library

Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that every Canadian has, among other things, the fundamental freedom of “thought, belief, opinion, and expression.” Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom. We have a right to choose what we read, and the ... Read More »

Library has the resources you need for personal development

The dawn of a new year often brings up motivation for personal development, new learning and resolutions.  There is no better place to find the resources you need, for whatever interest you may have,  than your local library. Beyond amazing books, the library has a diverse range of databases and digital resources that can meet ... Read More »

Sechelt library cuts back hours

The Sechelt Library has announced that the library will be reducing hours open to the public by three hours per week by opening Wednesdays at 1pm instead of 10am. The change in hours begins on Wed. Jan. 24. “Staff will be at the library catching up on work that they are struggling to complete during ... Read More »

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