Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jul
1
Fri
Art in the Library – Pender Is. Library
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Art in the Library – A Summer Breeze: Pender Is. Library

Our summer exhibition features art works by 10 artists: Jan Albertin, Monica Bennett, Deb Katz,

Kelly Leroux, Eha Onno, Kim Pollard, Sandie Pugh, Nancy Silo, Judith Walker and Celine Wilde.

This diverse show promises to be a feast for the eyes!

Pieces may be bought by contacting the artists directly. If you’d like to show your work in the Library, application forms are available at the Library Front Desk

Summer Reading Club – all libraries
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day

“Book A Trip” with the Summer Reading Club! Ready for a summer of adventure? Come by the Library to pick up your Reading Booklet and write down all the amazing books you read over the summer holidays. Collect stickers and bookmarks from the library, join in on story time and other activities, and receive a “Reading Medal” at end-August. Free and open to all kids!


 

 

 

Aug
26
Fri
Summer Storytime – Mayne Is. Library
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Get ready for our 2016 Summer Reading Club at the Mayne Island Library!
The theme this year is: BOOK A TRIP!
Come in and register at the Mayne Island Library beginning June 24th. Read 15 minutes a day, come into the Library and collect your theme stickers and earn a beautiful 2106 Summer Reading Club medal.
The medals will be presented during the August 26th story time, and can be collected anytime after that.

Our famous Summer Storytimes will begin Friday, July 1st at 10am.
Join us every Friday morning throughout the summer for some terrific stories!
For kids of ALL AGES!

Aug
30
Tue
Summer Storytime – Galiano Is. Library
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Summer Storytime at the Galiano Is. Library

For kids of all ages!

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring and join their children or grandchildren while enjoying stories read by lively volunteers.

Children will also be able to take out their personal book choices.

Sep
2
Fri
Book borrowing bonanza – Mayne Is. Library
Sep 2 – Sep 21 all-day
Book borrowing bonanza – Mayne Is. Library
Help the Mayne Island Library – take out books!
The Mayne Is. Library is undergoing a major renovation with new shelving, carpets, new layout and more. Before the start of the renovation, all the books must be removed from the library and stored.
YOU can help by storing many books in your own home.  Take out books on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 11 am – 3 pm, from September 2nd to 21st, and keep them until December.
Bring bags, bags and more bags, and fill them up with books, books and more books! No limit on amount of books borrowed per person.
The Library will be temporarily closed for renovations from Sept. 22 to Nov. 11, 2016. Thank you during this busy but exciting renovation event.

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Sep
22
Thu
Library temporary closure – Mayne Is. Library
Sep 22 – Nov 11 all-day

The Mayne Is. Library will be temporarily closed for renovations for 6 weeks (from Sept. 22 to Nov. 11, 2016).

Exciting news: we are installing new shelving and carpets and implementing a new layout.

We look forward to seeing you in November in the newly updated library!

Oct
18
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – Dec 6 @ 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginner French Classes — Tuesdays, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


Oct
19
Wed
Intermediate/Adv. French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

Back by popular demand!

Intermediate/Advanced French ClassesWednesdays, from Oct. 19 to Dec. 7, 2016.  11:30 to 1:00, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by the Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


Oct
23
Sun
Library temporary closure – Pender Is. Library
Oct 23 – Nov 18 all-day

The Pender Is. Library will be temporarily closed for renovations from Oct. 23 to Nov. 18, 2016.

The Library was a successful recipient of a Western Economic Development federal grant to assist with replacement of all shelving in the adult section of the Library.

We look forward to seeing you in November in the newly updated library!

Oct
25
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Dec 13 @ 10:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginner French Classes — Tuesdays, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


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Digital media available:

Health information: Consumer Health Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online magazines: +200 titles of new magazines from Zinio

 

 

 

 

 

Online movies: InstantFlix (powered by Indieflix) delivers +7,000 high-quality shorts, features, docs, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

 

 

 

Download free textbooks:


 

 

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Digital media available:

Language learning: Rocket Languages

 

 

Learn a new language online: 15 languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, ESL), +90 hrs interactive instruction, speech comparison, self-testing, games.

 

Online encyclopedia: World Book

 

 


 

 

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Library Hours

Pender Island Public Library

  • Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat: 10am – 4pm

 

Mayne Island Community Library

  • Wed, Fri, Sat: 11am – 3pm

 

Galiano Island Community Library

  • Wed – Sun: 11am – 2pm
  • extended hours Thur: 2pm-5pm

 

Saturna Island Community Library

  • Wed & Sat: 10:30am – 3pm

 

Piers Island Community Library

  • Library key is available at all times from the lock-box
  • contact Lynn or Pauline for code

Contacts

Pender Island Public Library
4407 Bedwell Harbour Road, Box 12
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0
Phone: 250-629-3722
penderislandlibrary@crd.bc.ca

Mayne Island Community Library
411 Naylor Road
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2
Phone: 250-539-2597
MIPL@shaw.ca

Galiano Island Community Library
#2 – 1290 Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0
Phone: 250-539-2141
galianolibrary@shaw.ca

Saturna Island Community Library
140 East Point Road
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0
Phone: 250-539-5312
saturnaislandlibrary@gmail.com

Piers Island Community Library
c/o Box 2223
Sidney, BC V8L 3S8
piersislandreads@gmail.com

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