Category : News
Job Posting: Library Assistants
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Announcing our new collection of fun toys, specially selected for kids with developmental and physical challenges. Great for all families! Learn more »