VIRL Librarians on the Radio Program Recognized by BCLA Merit Awards

On May 23rd, Vancouver Island Regional Library was honoured at the British Columbia Library Association (BCLA) Annual General Meeting with the 2015 Advocacy and Marketing Merit Award for VIRL&rsquo

Islands Short Fiction 2015 Contest Winners Announced!

The results from the 2015 Islands Short Fiction contest are in!

Port Hardy Branch - Open House May 5th

The Port Hardy branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library is receiving planned renovations in 2015, and the public is being invited to learn more!

2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Awarded to....

Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See" has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction!

Statutory Holiday Closures in 2015

Please note that all branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library will be closed on the following days this year:  

Librarians on the Radio for April 7

In this National Poetry Month episode we have a special report from Emily Orr talking to kids about a literacy project involving Tales the Whale.

Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch Closed for Refurbishment April 2nd

The Nanaimo Harbourfront branch is now closed for scheduled renovations beginning April 2nd. 

Easter Holiday Hours

Please note that our branches will be closed for the Easter holiday: Friday, April 3rd Monday, April 6th

Welcome to the First Day of Spring!

For the green thumbs, here are a few great how-to titles to get us blooming!

Value of your library card? New infographic here!

Have you ever wondered about the value of your library card? 

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