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Lots of new basic legal information at Gibsons & District Library

The Gibsons & District Public Library recently received a grant from the LawMatters provincial program. The program began as a three-year project in 2007, and now continues as a community outreach program of Courthouse Libraries BC.  The objective of the program is to provide all British Columbian residents with local access to basic legal information.  ... Read More »

G&D Library: More than books

Libraries are not only about reading, we can help with your writing aspirations as well. All you need is a library membership to access free writing courses of all kinds, including travel, memoir, mystery, children’s, business and more. Through Gale Courses your Library membership provides you access to interactive, instructor led courses that you can ... Read More »

Supporting literacy in all its forms

The Gibsons and District Public Library promotes and supports literacy in all its forms, including financial literacy. Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world, and the knowledge that allows an individual to make informed and effective decisions with all of their financial resources. At GDPL, our objective is to ... Read More »

Freedom to Read Week coming up

February 22-28, 2015 is Freedom to Read Week. This is an annual national event reminding us about our rights of Intellectual Freedom which are guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedom. What is Intellectual Freedom? Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view ... Read More »

Family Literacy Day celebrated

On January 27th Canada celebrated Family Literacy Day. At the Gibsons Library we celebrated by inviting families to drop by the library to play and learn together. We provided board games, craft projects, puzzles and snacks to keep everyone’s energy up. The message of Family Literacy Day stresses the importance of taking time every day ... Read More »

Students meet the author

CABC (Celebration of Authors, Books and Community) is a joint initiative of the Festival of the Written Arts and School District No. 46 that promotes literacy and supports student development of reading, writing and storytelling by bringing writers and students together. Author (and Sunshine Coast resident) Chieri Uegaki will visit primary students in three elementary ... Read More »

A very special year at Gibsons Library

As 2014 comes to an end, so does the library’s centenary celebrations. What a year it has been! Thanks to the dedication of the library’s board, volunteers, staff and support from our community members the library held several successful events throughout the year marking this milestone.  Celebrations included the creation of our Library Song, hosting ... Read More »

Ten thousand audiobooks available

The Sechelt Public Library and The Gibsons & District Public Library has great news for the approximately 10% of Canadians who cannot read standard books because of a print disability. Print disabilities include low vision and blindness, mobility problems such as MS and Parkinson’s, dyslexia, brain injuries, and so on (anything where changing the format ... Read More »

Books and beyond

You’re reading this column, but do you know how lucky you are? You can read! We don’t always appreciate the everyday miracle that allows an author’s words to reach our brains. Your eyes capture the image, your nerves send it on to the brain, where your cerebral cortex translates words into meaning. A breakdown any ... Read More »

Books & Beyond

October is National Library Month and this year’s theme is Libraries Inspire. How do libraries inspire you? The Canadian Library Association is gathering stories from across the country on the different ways libraries inspire and make a difference in our lives. Have you been inspired by a discovery at a library? Was it a scientific ... Read More »

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