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Job Posting: Library Assistants

Posted on April 26, 2017

Greater Victoria Public Library is seeking enthusiastic and self-motivated applicants with excellent customer services skills to fill Library Assistant positions. If you have a library technician diploma and related experience, we invite you to explore this opportunity to work with




April is Poetry Month

Posted on April 3, 2017

Canadians celebrate poetry every April, the month T.S. Eliot called “the cruellest month” in his famous poem “The Waste Land.” Clear away April showers with GVPL: join us for poetry-inspired events and take us up on some reading recommendations.




Spring Break Programs

Posted on March 13, 2017

Learn with the library over Spring Break. Our librarians have planned free, awesome programs for kids. From March 20 to 30, we’ve got opportunities galore to learn through play — science sessions, special storytimes and even a spy academy for




Friends of the Library Booksale This Weekend

Posted on March 6, 2017

The Friends of the Greater Victoria Public Library are holding a booksale this Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, down the hill behind the Juan de Fuca Branch, 1767 Island Highway, in building 5 of the Kinsmen Fieldhouse. Stock




Construction Notice: Esquimalt Branch

Posted on March 5, 2017

Construction of the Esquimalt Town Square is underway and is temporarily impacting parking and accessibility at the Esquimalt Branch. The branch is accessible by the wheelchair ramp or through the Esquimalt Municipal Hall, open weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:30




Freedom to Read Week: February 26 to March 4

Posted on February 26, 2017

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom by reading a book that, at one time or another, was banned or challenged. Choose a banned book »  




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 »