Bowen Island Public Library's e-Newsletter • March 2021

Library News

Register for Live Online Storytime with Aubin

Starts Wednesday, March 10 @ 10:30 am

Aubin is back with stories, songs, and play activities for 2-4 year-olds, live on Zoom!

  • Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
  • March 10-April 28, 2021 (8 Sessions)
  • Registration required



Bowen Library and Arts Council Awarded $398,000 in Provincial Infrastructure Funds

Completing the Snug Cove Cultural Corner at Cove Commons in 2021

Bowen Island Public Library Foundation and The Hearth—Arts on Bowen are thrilled to announce that we have been successful in our grant application for funding to complete the Snug Cove Cultural Corner.

The Library Foundation has been awarded $398,000 from the Province of BC’s Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program (CERIP) to construct a public community square at the Cove Commons. The project includes an outdoor covered stage, additional covered seating areas, expansion of the plaza and walkways, and completion of hard and soft landscaping around both the Library and the Gallery.

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Bowen Library Strategic Plan

2021 COVID Edition

The COVID-19 global pandemic is a lifedefining moment for most of us. Everything we knew and understood about how our lives operate has been thrown into disarray and we are left needing to make plans for an unknown future. This was the great challenge for the Library Board and staff, who met in October 2020 to envision the following year under COVID—how to make plans for the unpredictable?

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You Asked About... How to Recommend a Book for Our Collection

In our most recent survey, you asked us how you can suggest a purchase (book title, kit, etc.) for the Library's collection. Perhaps you enjoyed a book so much, you'd like others to read it, or maybe there's a subject you'd like to see more of in our non-fiction collection.

Patrons can use our Suggest a Purchase form on our website.

We make purchasing decisions based on a number of criteria, including age of the material, availability, other materials in our collection, expected usage, practicability of lending, and of course budget.

We are grateful for all suggestions, as they tell us about the interests of our patrons. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to purchase every suggested item, we do carefully consider all suggested purchases.

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New Children's & YA Books

Click here to find links to recommended reading and our latest Kids & Teens books.
Click the following featured book titles to see them in our catalogue and place a hold.

Fresh on the Shelves

Click the following featured book titles to see them in our catalogue and place a hold.

Featured Collection

New in Children's Nonfiction: Indigenous Communities in Canada Series

Approximately 1.4 million Indigenous people live in Canada today, and come from a large number of communities, each with its own history, language, and cultural practices. There are 198 First Nations in BC alone.

New to the Bowen library's children's nonfiction collection are several titles from the Indigenous Canadian Communities in Canada (True North) collection. Readers can learn about cultures across northern Turtle Island with this informative series.

Click on the book covers below to see them in our catalogue and place a hold.


Stay Posted on Social

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More Available Library Services

Takeout for Contactless Pickup

Still available! Just ask.

If you are not comfortable coming inside the library, please be in touch with us to arrange for contactless pickup of your requested items. We are happy to pre-checkout your items and hand them to you at the door.

If you are self-isolating or are feeling unwell, please contact us so we can prepare your items to be picked up by a friend or another family member.

You can request specific available items, or we can choose a variety of books for at-home browsing. Contact the library by email at or call (604) 947-9788.

Learn More About Holds and Takeout


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