Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jun
29
Fri
Kids’ Summer Reading Club – all Libraries
Jun 29 – Aug 31 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready kids! The Library’s Summer Reading Club “Motion Commotion!” will start Friday June 29, 2018.

Come by the Library to sign-up and get your own free notebook to keep track of all the books you read in July & August. Collect fun stickersbookmarks, and proudly receive your very own Reading Medal at the end of the summer.

Regular reading throughout the summer helps kids maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. Kids are encouraged to read lots of books, and to listen to someone read to them. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Library this summer.

For fun activities online, visit the: Summer Reading Club website

Join the Motion Commotion! with the Summer Reading Club 2018!

SRC 2018 TopFlyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
4
Wed
Mayne Island Reads – 2018-2019
Jul 4 2018 – Jun 21 2019 all-day

Mayne Island Reads 2018-2019

The Mayne Island Reads title for 2018-2019 is In This Together:  Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation.

The 15 essays written by indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians grapple with Canada’s colonial past and present, and explore ways to move forward with reconciliation and healing. Ten copies of the book were handed out at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event at the Mayne Is. School on June 21st, and will begin to make their way through the community.

Anyone hoping to read a copy can leave their name on the wait-list at the Mayne Island Library. This year the reading challenge will run right through until the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event next June 21st, 2019.

Jul
17
Tue
Summer Story Time – Galiano Is. Library
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Summer Story Time – Galiano Is. Library

For kids of all ages…

Every Tuesday in July & August, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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.

Jul
18
Wed
Hiking the Gulf Islands- author reading: Galiano Is. Library
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Galiano Library Presents:

Meet the Author: Charles Kahn – Hiking the Gulf Islands of BC.

Charles Kahn,  of Salt Spring Island, has worked as a freelance editor and writer for over 30 yrs. and published numerous travel articles and books. Harbour Publishing has recently published the 4th edition: revised and updated 2018 edition of Hiking the Gulf Islands. Charles, an active hiker and paddler, spends many volunteer hours working for various island organizations. One of his chief interests involves trail development.

Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation.

Event partnered by Galiano Library and the Galiano Island Bookstore.


Jul
20
Fri
Summer Story Time – Mayne Is. Library
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer Story Time – Mayne Island Library

Come to story time at the Library this summer!

Every Friday morning at 10 am.

July 6th to August 31st, 2018

Great stories! Great fun!

Jul
24
Tue
Summer Story Time – Galiano Is. Library
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Summer Story Time – Galiano Is. Library

For kids of all ages…

Every Tuesday in July & August, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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.

Jul
25
Wed
Lego Builders Club – Galiano Is. Library
Jul 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Lego Builders Club – Amazing Mazes! Galiano Island Library

Galiano Community Library invites you for a fun, creative afternoon of building! Our Builders Club is appropriate for children of all ages. Our goal is to provide a space where children can express their creativity and imagination while growing a love for building and innovation with Lego.

No cost, all play!

Please sign up for a spot by emailing: gicl2018summerstudent@gmail.com

Jul
27
Fri
Summer Story Time – Mayne Is. Library
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer Story Time – Mayne Island Library

Come to story time at the Library this summer!

Every Friday morning at 10 am.

July 6th to August 31st, 2018

Great stories! Great fun!

Jul
31
Tue
Summer Story Time – Galiano Is. Library
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Summer Story Time – Galiano Is. Library

For kids of all ages…

Every Tuesday in July & August, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.

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.

Aug
3
Fri
Summer Story Time – Mayne Is. Library
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Summer Story Time – Mayne Island Library

Come to story time at the Library this summer!

Every Friday morning at 10 am.

July 6th to August 31st, 2018

Great stories! Great fun!

Quick Links

A to Z World Food:

World cuisine & free recipes

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ArtistWorks: art & music lesson

Take free lessons in Art, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Percussion, Jazz and more!

 

 

 

 

Online Magazines: +200 titles of new magazines free from Zinio/RBdigital

 

 

 

 

 

Online movies: InstantFlix delivers 7,000+ free high-quality features, docs, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.


 

 

Download free textbooks: 150+ school textbooks.


 

 

Borrow from other BC libraries(for items not available in your home library)

 

Quick Links

E-Books and Audiobooks from Library2Go:

*Download the new “Libby” App from OverDrive for improved access to E-Books and Audiobooks

 

Libby loves the library!

 

 

Download E-Books and Audiobooks

Info on using e-Books and Audiobooks

 

Rocket Languages: language lessons

 

Get started learning a new language online: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, Ingles, and Sign Language. Lots of interactive instruction, speech comparison, & self-testing, games.

 

World Book: online encyclopedia

 

 


 

 

 

Visit us! Pender Island Library

Visit us! Mayne Is. Library

Visit us! Galiano Is. Library

 

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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