Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers


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Event Calendar 

Library Help Desk – all libraries
Mar 16 2020 – Mar 16 2022 all-day

Get help with library services!

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Assistance over the telephone or by email is available with our friendly staff.


10 am to 3 pm


Call: 250-629-3722

Open to all residents of Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, and Piers islands.


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  • and more!

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Authors’ Reading Series – Galiano Is. Library
Aug 24 2020 – Mar 31 2021 all-day


The Galiano Authors’ Reading Series on YouTube

Visit the Galiano Island Community Library YouTube channel for a chance to hear from the works of Galiano authors, read by the authors themselves!

Enjoy listening to readings from your friends and neighbours in the comfort of your own home, in the ferry lineup, or on a beach blanket. Check back regularly for new entries.


Reading Series authors:

Rosemary Georgeson is a wonderful Sahtu Dene and Coast Salish storyteller, playwright and sometimes performer, who has strong ties to our community. She was born and raised on Galiano and shares stories from growing up on the water in a fishing family. A lot of her work is based on the changes she has seen in the last 60 years around the water. In this video, she is sharing from a piece that she wrote in Rising Tides called A Lifetime With Bulb Kelp. You can find Rising Tides at the Galiano Library.  Galiano Reading Series – Rosemary Georgeson

Holly Schofield reads from her story Nowhere Radio, published in Shut Down Strangers & Hot Rod Angels in 2019. You can find more of her stories at The author of over eighty short stories, her works are used in university curricula and have been translated into several languages. Rising Tides and Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change are two of the anthologies in which her stories appear and are available at the Galiano Community Library. Galiano Reading Series – Holly Schofield

Cedar Bowers reads part of her short story The Same Cabin, published in August 2018 in Taddle Creek Magazine. It’s about a woman struggling to figure out who she is again after having children, and her belief that renting a short-term vacation rental on a Gulf Island will miraculously solve everything. The full story can be found online on the Taddle Creek website. Her debut novel, ASTRA, is forthcoming in June 2021. Galiano Reading Series – Cedar Bowers

Sandy Martin reads from her first novel Blue Rain. Sandy’s first love is poetry, which she has studied and crafted for 30 years. She has been working in prose since she moved full time to Galiano in 2005. Galiano Reading Series – Sandy Martin

J. Jill Robinson reading an excerpt from her work That Story is Your Mother’s, which was first published in the literary journal Prairie Fire in 2010. The journal with the full story will soon be available at the Library. Jill’s works, including More in Anger and her story collections are available at the Galiano Community Library. Galiano Reading Series – J. Jill Robinson.

Thank you for watching, and stay tuned for the next author in our series!



Rosemary Georgeson




Holly Schofield






Cedar Bowers



Sandy Martin








J. Jill Robinson








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Library Hours

Pender Island Public Library
Open Tuesdays &  Fridays: 10 am - 3 pm
Mayne Island Community Library
Curbside pickup only - Wed. & Sat. 10 am - 12 noon
Galiano Island Community Library
Open Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays: 11 am - 2 pm
Saturna Island Community Library
Open Wednesdays & Saturdays: 10:00 am - 1 pm
Piers Island Community Library
Open Saturdays: 2:00 - 4:00 pm; call Ginny or Charl.


Pender Island Public Library
4407 Bedwell Harbour Road, Box 12
Pender Island, BC  V0N 2M0
Phone: 250-629-3722
Mayne Island Community Library
411 Naylor Road
Mayne Island, BC  V0N 2J2
Phone: 250-539-2597
 Galiano Island Community Library
#2 - 1290 Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano Island, BC  V0N 1P0
Phone: 250-539-2141
Saturna Island Community Library
140 East Point Road
Saturna Island, BC  V0N 2Y0
Phone: 250-539-5312
Piers Island Community Library
c/o Box 2223
Sidney, BC  V8L 3S8
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