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Library bridging a divide

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 for many people in our community. As the world of education and technology changes, the library enables people to learn what they want, when they want, how they want. From proctoring exams for free to offering an amazing range of educational databases – the library is your community learning place.

During spring break, Gibsons Public Library is offering a range of activities including a Lego building imagination day, book making for 9- to 14-year-olds, technology workshops on using Sphero Globes, and a slam poetry performance and workshop with Lucia Misch. Call our Child and Youth Librarian Danielle Arsenault for more information.

On Saturday, March 17 at 2pm, we are delighted to host local author Kara Stanley as she presents a reading from “Bees of the Invisible”, part of the anthology “LOVE ME TRUE: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage”. Kara will be accompanied by her partner, local musician Simon Paradis with a musical performance. The library is greatly honoured to host Author Daniel Heath Justice on Saturday, March 24 at 2pm for the launch of his book “Why Indigenous Literatures Matter”. We will be hosting both these events in the main foyer of the library to ensure everyone can attend.  Please contact Outreach Coordinator Andrea Routley for more information.

Whatever interest or topic appeals to you, please know that our library staff are always here to help you find the materials you need to satisfy your curiosity. Please check out our website at gibsons.bclibrary.coop or give us a call at (604) 886.2130- we are always here for you. See you at the library.

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