February is Black History Month

Posted on January 30, 2017

Canadians honour the legacy and culture of black Canadians, past and present, with Black History Month. This February, consider reading a book by an eminent black writer and participate in one of GVPL’s free events in celebration of black Canadians.

Booklist: Promote Empathy, Prevent Animal Abuse

Posted on December 6, 2016

Reading the right books decreases the likelihood of violence against animals, says the BCSPCA. To help spread this message of empathy, we’ve assembled a reading list for kids 0 to 18 that spotlights stories about the experience of animals.

420 Characters Tiny Story Contest Winners

Posted on December 5, 2016

We are pleased to share with you the teen and adult winners of the 420 Characters Tiny Story Contest. Judges had to choose among an incredible 225 entries. We congratulate all participants for their creative and entertaining stories.

Summer Reading Club 2016

Posted on May 26, 2016

Book a Trip! is this year’s Summer Reading Club theme. Browse our summer guide for kids (pdf) and get ready for awesome free programs, weekly prizes and lots of fun! Program registration starts June 15 at 10 am. Pick up

Copy of – Skill Builders Adaptive Toys Kits

Posted on March 18, 2016

Announcing our new collection of fun toys, specially selected for kids with developmental and physical challenges. Great for all families! Learn more »

On mobile? Use m.gvpl.ca

Posted on February 25, 2016

Explore the GVPL catalogue on any device. No need to download or install an app. The interface is available in 26 languages. Try it now »  

Phil Edmonston Visits GVPL

Posted on February 23, 2016

“Dr. Phil,” Canada’s best-known automotive expert and bestselling author of Lemon-Aid consumer guides, will visit the library on Thursday morning from 11 am – 12 pm in the Central Branch Rotunda.

Black History Month

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In honour of Canada’s month long celebration of Black History Month, we are hosting a special exhibit at the Central Branch on loan from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada, as well as a special evening of music and spoken word

Freedom to Read Week is February 21-27

Posted on February 18, 2016

Freedom to Read Week is an annual celebration of intellectual freedom organized by Canada’s Book and Periodical Council. Check out the list of banned & challenged books we’ve compiled and let us know which title you would defend for a chance

Heritage Week is February 15-21

Posted on February 16, 2016

In honour of BC’s Heritage Week we’re hosting another great program that will take you back in time. Details >>