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Renewing Sechelt Library

The Sechelt Public Library is holding a workshop known as a design charrette, on March 11, into a proposed library renovation and renewal project. A range of community members including library users, seniors, and students have been invited to attend, as well as District of Sechelt staff, representatives from the Accessibility Committee and Advisory Planning ... Read More »

Winning photo decided

This is the winner in the “random acts of reading photo contest” run by the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition.  It was submitted by Audra O’Loughlin and shows her daughters Ava, age 12, and Sophia , 10,   reading on the carpet with their French poodle Maggie, age nine.  The picture received the most “likes” on ... Read More »

Family Literacy Day a week-long celebration

On Jan. 27 Canada celebrates Family Literacy Day. On the Coast a number of fun events are taking place that entire week highlighting the value of reading and learning together as a family. To launch the celebrations, the Gibsons and Sechelt Libraries are hosting Pop Up Libraries at the Sunnycrest and Trail Bay malls on ... Read More »

Thanking volunteers who are crucial to the library

This month the library held its annual Library Volunteer Celebration. Each year this event provides 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 »

Lots to keep the kids entertained at the library

The dark, wet season is already 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 ... Read More »

A cozy recipe resource: your library

As the cooler, wetter weather is upon us, the library is the perfect place to get inspiration and resources for making the most of life from the cozy indoors. Coming in from the cold to try a new recipe is a great way to nurture your soul. Our collection of cookbooks is diverse and a ... Read More »

It’s Literacy is Life Month

September is “Literacy is Life” month.  This campaign is a province-wide fundraising and awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of literacy, creating a new, modern understanding of literacy, and raising funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives across British Columbia. On the Sunshine Coast we are planning a number of fun ... Read More »

Be a Director for the Gibsons and District Library Foundation

The Gibsons & District Public Library is fortunate to have a Foundation that provides additional funding for special Library projects addressing the literacy and learning needs of residents. The Library and the community would not benefit from these proceeds without the support and dedication of volunteers past and present, who formed and run the Foundation. ... Read More »

Bringing the library into the 21st Century

In 2016 our beautiful Library building will turn 20 years old. Some of you may remember the opening of the new library and the extraordinary work done by volunteers raising funds to support the project. You may also remember at that time using a card catalogue to search for books and having your book stamped ... Read More »

Stimulating imaginations at Gibsons library

Summer is on its way.  A season for kids of all ages to play, imagine, relax & explore, and that is exactly what the Gibsons Public Library has in store. Creative Minds Camp is a brand new initiative for kids who have finished grades 5, 6 or 7.   It offers young people who have ... Read More »

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