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

Library News

We're Hiring!

Bowen Library currently has two employment opportunities:

Interim Library Director: Temporary one-year position commencing mid-August 2021 and ending September 2022. Please apply by May 31.

Summer Reading Club Library Assistant: 12 week position starting June 8, 2021. Please apply by 5 pm on May 25.

Find Out More & Apply


Starting in June: New Open Hours

Starting June 1, the library will be open:

  • Tuesday 10 am-5 pm
  • Wednesday 10 am-5 pm
  • Thursday 10 am-5 pm
  • Friday Seniors' Hours 10 am-12 pm
  • Friday 12 pm-5 pm
  • Saturday 12 pm-4 pm

We look forward to serving you during our expanded open hours, starting in June!


Sign Up for Summer Reading Club Newsletters

Summer Reading Club is just around the corner!

Stay informed by joining our SRC Newsletter where we will share about the Reading Challenge, when to pick up booklets and stickers, and all Summer Reading Club events and programs (online, and if possible, in-person)!

When you fill in the webform, make sure to select "Summer Reading Club" under "Groups."

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Thank You, Seed Library Donors!

Thank you to everyone who has come into the library to donate seeds to the Seed Library! New vegetable, herb, and flower seeds have been arriving (and going out!) regularly.

If you would like to contribute, we welcome your donations of seeds (homegrown or store-bought) and funds towards this collection.

How does the Seed Library work?

  • Take free seed
  • Grow plants
  • Save seeds
  • Donate seed next year!

Find gardening resources and more information about donating seeds to the Seed Library on our website.

The Bowen Island Seed Library is a collaboration between the Bowen Island Public Library and volunteers from the Bowen Gardeners group, Bowen Agricultural Alliance, BICS Student Garden Club—and you!

Learn More About the Seed Library


Welcome to Brynna and Emily!

Brynna Hourihan and Emily Gow have recently been hired as temporary part-time Library Assistants here at the Bowen Library.

These positions are for the duration of 2021, in order to allow the library to be open more hours to the public this year.

We are happy to have Brynna and Emily on board!


DVDs Are Now 3-Week Loans

The days of panic-watching a whole show season in a week are over!

All adult and childrens' DVDs (films, series', and documentaries) are now available to borrow for 3 weeks.

Patrons can still renew DVDs up to two times, as long as no one has a hold on the item.


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

Gardening Books

Gardening season is well on its way! Find a selection of gardening books in the 630-635 section of the non-fiction collection.

Browse Gardening Books in Our Catalogue

Gardening Books @ Our Mini Book Sale in the Annex

Our Mini Book Sale nook in the Annex also features a number of excellen (and excellently-priced!) gardening books, as well as fiction and non-fiction of all kinds.

All funds go to support the library, thanks to the work of the Friends of the Bowen Island Library Society volunteers.


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Library Open Hours for May (See above re: new June hours)

  • 12-4 pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
  • Seniors' Hours: Friday 10 am-12 pm 
  • Book return open at all times.