A New Library for Chemainus: Open House

We are moving forward with exciting plans to build a new library in Chemainus at the corner of Cypress and Willow Street (the site of the old firehall).

Indigenous Voices

As part of our efforts to facilitate reconciliation for Indi

Indigenous Voices at VIRL - Sidney/North Saanich Branch

As part of our efforts to facilitate reconciliation for Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the community, we are working with Indigenous Elders across our system to share stories and skills r

VIRL's Top 10 Books of 2017

Your Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) branches were busy in 2017.


Gabriola Island
Storytime will resume on Wednesday, January 3 from 10:30 - 11 am.


Storytime will resume Wednesdy, January 10 at 10:30 am.

Give the gift of literacy to our community!

The Sidney/North Saanich Library Teen Council is collecting books for the Peninsula Connections for Early Childhood (PCEC) 1000 x 5 Book Recycling Project.

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