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

Library News

Seed Library

Discover the new Bowen Island Seed Library!

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

We welcome donations of seeds and funds towards this collection, which is located inside the Bowen Library. Find gardening resources and more information about 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


Sphero SPRK+

Now Available to Check Out!

Sphero robotic balls support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) learning. Sphero SPRK+ brings robotics, coding, and STEAM principles together—all through play!

Navigate a maze, program a painting, mimic the solar system, swim across water, or have a dance party. You can also code your own program and design your own activity. The only limit is your imagination!

Learn More & Place a Hold on Sphero


Bowen Blankets

Objects store memories and stories; these stories connect us to the past.

The spring exhibit “Bowen Blankets” is available for viewing at the Bowen Island Museum and Archives and Bowen Library from April 15 – May 15.

This intimate and unique textile collection on display presents blankets from the 1860s-2000s. These blankets tell stories of our history; sometimes the stories are familiar and intimate, while others play a less personal utilitarian role.

Visit the Museum and Archives to see the majority of this exhibit, and the Bowen Library to see on display a quilt by Foxglove Fibre Arts, a Bowen-based organization, created for a collaborative fundraising project. It is a community loan quilt courtesy of Mary Leigh, the raffle winner. The process and shared experience present a beautiful example of collective community culture.

Learn More About This Exhibit


BIRD Refundables

Thank You, BIRD & Bowen Library Supporters!

Bowen Library was once again, in March, given the opportunity to benefit from the fantastic refundable program at our recycling depot.

With your contributions of refundable recylcables (beverage containers, etc.), we were able to raise over $1500 for the library!

Thank you to all who brought in their empties in late March, and to BIRD for this chance to fundraise.


Indoor Book Return Open

Our indoor book return is open again!

We encourage visiting patrons who are planning to enter library to return their books inside.

The outdoor book return will remain open at all times if you just need to quickly drop off your books, or if the desk/entryway where the indoor book return is located is busy with other patrons.


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

Bowen Island Poetry Collection

April is Poetry Month!

What better way to celebrate Poetry Month on Bowen Island than to check out some poetry collections by Bowen poets!

Browse Bowen Poets in Our Catalogue


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Library Open Hours

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