Bowen Island Public Library's e-Newsletter • Mid-October 2021

Library Mid-Month Update

Library Survey Open Until Oct. 31

Last year we asked for your input to help us build a Strategic Plan for 2021—an unusual year under COVID.

We ask for your help again as we plan for the library's future for 2022 and beyond. Please fill in our short survey, and share with us what you want from your library.

Paper copies are available at the library circulation desk as well.

Take the Survey


Next Teen Advisory Group: Saturday, Oct 23, 2 pm

Join TAG! TAG is for teens who want to help make the Library more teen-friendly, have an idea for a teen event, or want to recommend books for our collection.

Have your say by joining the Teen Advisory Group. Have fun, meet other like-minded teens, and gain community service hours and experience all at the same time.

Teens are welcome to register with us via email or drop in to any TAG dates. Masks are required but proof of vaccination is not.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | 2:00 pm

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Submit Your Best Two-Sentence Horror Stories This October!

Throughout October, people of all ages are invited to write their best two-sentence horror stories and submit them at the Bowen Library!

Here are some of the spook-tacular stories submitted so far:

Woo...woo...woo... The ghosts were making scary noises in the bedroom of the old mansion. They are trying to tell us there is a murder about to happen.
By Kiiko

Shivering, with the eerie autumn moonlight lighting the grave, she knelt down and gingerly scraped the frost-tinged soil off the stiff, white finger and uncovered an entire human hand. It was warm.
By Susan

Once there was a hungry ghost, so at night the ghost stole all the kids' candy! The end.
By Justin, age 11

We are posting them in the library for all to read, and will share some on our social media, website, and newsletter. Get into the Halloween spirit and get creative—how much horror can you pack into two sentences?

Need more inspiration? Read some samples here.

Pick up a bookmark-sized submission sheet at the library, or print it at home from our website and fill it in, then drop it off a the library or through our book drop.

You can also submit your two sentences via email to

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Bring Your Own Book Club for ages 18-35 yrs

If you’re between 18-35 and want to discuss books and meet other young Bowen Island book lovers, drop in to one or all of our Bring Your Own Book Club dates.

This is a welcoming group where you can rave (or rant!) about a book you’ve read or an audiobook you've listened to, and find your next great read.

We will meet in the Annex. Masks are required but proof of vaccination is not.

Saturday, October 16, 2021 | 12:00 pm

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Main Library Entrance on Trunk Road Open During Sewer Work

Patrons may enter and exit the library through both our main (south) door on Bowen Trunk Road and the (north) Annex door while the sewer connection work is happening for the next three weeks.


We're Now Open Sundays and Late on Thursdays

The library is now open expanded hours, similar to our pre-COVID hours!

We've brought back evening hours on Thursdays—stay until 8 pm. Sunday hours are also back, from 12-4 pm.

Masks are required in the library, but proof of vaccination is not.

We look forward to serving you at the library during our longer open hours.


Library Open Hours

  • 10 am-5 pm Tues, Wed, Fri
  • 10 am-8 pm Thurs
  • 12-4 pm Sat & Sun
  • Book return open at all times.