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Cathedrals of the mind

Caitlin Moran said that “a library in the middle of a community is a cross between an emergency exit, a life-raft and a festival. They are cathedrals of the mind; hospitals of the soul; theme parks of the imagination.” During these many challenging months of the pandemic, library life continued to adapt and thrive, as did our community.
While we are currently unable to offer the robust in-person gatherings we hosted prior to the start of the pandemic, we are thrilled at the increases we are experiencing in the use of our databases and digital resources, our e-book and audio-book collection and our Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi use tripled in 2020 from last year, so we have added more bandwidth to ensure fast and reliable access from both inside the library and outside. Our staff continue to work hard to offer the very best services we can, including Pippa’s amazing weekly story-times – you can find them on our website.
I feel incredibly fortunate to work in a place that has the mission to connect our community to the world of culture, knowledge and ideas. As the pandemic keeps us at home and often separates us from social connections, we aspire for our library to be a support to you. Finding a patron just the right book, or helping someone fill out online forms, or proctoring a student’s exam are all examples of the experiences we most delight in as library staff.
We wish you all a peaceful holiday season and hope to see you at the library.
As always, feel free to call (604-886-2130) or email ( us to learn more about our services. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (@gibsonslibrary) or visit our website ( to learn more.

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