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Library stocked with new films

The Sunshine Coast Film Society donates movies that it is finished with to the Gibsons Public Library, where they are available for one-week loans free of charge. Earlier this year, Chief Librarian Tracey Therrien accepted several dozen DVDs and Blu-ray movies from film society chair Doug Dyment. They are titles the film society had shown ... Read More »

From tax help to kids’ activities: Library offers broad range of services

Spring is here; that means it must be tax time. To help ease the stress of tax season the Library is offering free income tax assistance sessions for eligible individuals (modest income and a simple tax situation) on Fridays throughout March and April 12:30-4:30pm   This service is provided by the Community Volunteer Income Tax ... Read More »

Freedom to Read Week reminds us of our good fortune

In these turbulent times, many of us have been motivated to reflect on some of the many reasons we are fortunate to be Canadian. One of these reasons will be nationally celebrated from Feb. 26 to March 4: Freedom to Read Week. The Canadian Library Association Statement on Intellectual Freedom asserts that all persons in ... Read More »

Kids’ library fines dropped

The board of the Gibsons and District Public Library has implemented a new policy on children’s materials: there will be no overdue fines on any children’s materials, but fees for lost or damaged items will still exist. Having fine-free children’s materials is another step the library is taking to ensure that the library is as ... Read More »

Library celebrates Family Literacy Day

On January 27 Canada celebrates Family Literacy Day. On the Coast a number of fun-free events are taking place the entire week highlighting the value of reading and learning together as a family. The message of Family Literacy Day emphasizes the importance of taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with ... Read More »

An ode to librairies

In recent weeks I read the Local’s column about fundraising at the Gibsons library, and listened to the CBC’s Sunday Edition devoted to libraries.  It sent me back years, to when I worked in rural, city, and college libraries in the UK. Winter now revives an image of the people who waited, stamping their feet, ... Read More »

Library couldn’t function without volunteers

This month the library held its annual Library Volunteer Celebration. Each year this event is an opportunity for Library staff to pamper and thank our volunteers. The Library has always relied upon the talent and skills of volunteers to help make the library run smoothly; their presence adds a special atmosphere to the Library and ... Read More »

Library Foundation steps up

Earlier this year the Gibsons Library completed some much needed renovations, incorporating underused space in the foyer into the main area of the Library which is now used for a Teen area. As part of the larger Library Renovation project the Library is now raising funds for the Children’s Library. Danielle Aresenault, the Young Person’s ... Read More »

Kids ‘light up’ at the library

The dark, wet season is upon us, which means it is an especially great time to visit the library with your kids.  It is warm and quiet here and there are lots of activities to enjoy together. As the Young People’s Librarian, I see children of all ages light up when an adult settles into ... Read More »

Books & Beyond – TRC Final Report

The recent stormy Fall weather is conducive to taking time to reflect on what is important in the life of our community. Of utmost priority is for each of us to be aware and informed about the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report. As part of our important role in sharing ... Read More »

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