JULY 2019

Welcome to our NEW e-Newsletter

Well Read is our monthly e-Newsletter with the latest on all the amazing stuff that makes our library system so exciting and special! Our hope is that when it arrives, you are as excited as when your holds come in. From our smallest communities to our largest urban centre, we have something for everyone! 

Planning an Adventure? Start with your local library!

We have some of the most beautiful country right outside the doorstep of each of our 39 branches! Whether you are a weekend warrior or travelling from afar, our librarians share coveted insider information. 

Why include the library?

Thinking back to our first Library memories...

Remember your very first library experience? Do the sights and smells come rushing back to you? We asked and you sure answered, so grab a coffee (and maybe a tissue) and take a stroll down memory lane, library style. 

Savour the memories

That's QUITE the late fee!   Our Short Story Anthology.

We were thrilled when a long lost book mysteriously reappeared in the return bin after 40 years. The fascinating MYSTERY surrounding the disappearance inspired some very creative short stories!

Read the stories here!

Reflecting on July 1

As we celebrate the birthday of the country we know as Canada, we recognize that rich and diverse cultures have existed on this land for many generations before. Learn more about the indigenous people's perspective on the history of the lands we now share.

Indigenous Perspective

Rainbow Knitting EXPLOSION

Members of the knitting club on Haida Gwaii have been working on this yarnbombing project for almost a year. It's all about sharing community joy and inclusivity!

Inspirational Story

Summer Reading for EVERYONE!

Yay! It's here! We heard from many of you that our Summer Reading Programs are one of your favourite parts of the holidays. We've got something for every age!

ALL the events!


Need help with your job search?

Tips and insider information on how to use the library resources to its full potential for your job-search from our expert Librarian, Laura Kaminker.

Get HELP here

Our Annual Report is more fun than yours!

This tells story after story of the  ways we people together, made people feel welcome, helped share new ideas and perspectives, and promoted diversity and learning.

Check it Out!

Hey Book Lover, what's your sign?

Every month we share picks based on your Horoscope! This July there's nothing crabby in Cancer's literary stars. Your Future, Fortune, Love and more...


What do you think? Any ideas for our monthly Newsletter? We want to hear stories from YOUR community, and we'd love to answer questions that you have about what we offer! Feel free to send in your thoughts!

I have an idea!

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