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New branch in Lake Cowichan taking shape!

We are building a new branch in the Town of Lake Cowichan.  Here's a photo taken in the middle of April showing the front view of the new branch.

Our newest branch being built in Nanaimo!

Residents of Nanaimo, and especially the north end of the city, are eagerly awaiting the new Nanaimo North Branch.  We are very excited about the vibrant community space it will bring to th

What’s happening @ your library!

Check out the Spring edition of our programming and events guide What's happening @ your library! 

New branch being built in Cumberland!

This is an exciting time for Vancouver Island Regional Library.  Building has begun on a new and bigger branch in the Village of Cumberland!  The branch is scheduled to open in late 2

Walls going up at our new Cowichan Lake Branch!

Construction continues on the new branch being built in the Town of Lake Cowichan.  Workers started framing the walls of the branch at the end of February.   

Hey Teens! Check out Teen Tech Week

All branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library are inviting teens to “Check In” during Teen Tech Week to learn about the incredible variety of resources available for teenage cust

Interested in Playing Chess at the Library?

Port Alberni
Are you interested in playing Chess at the Port Alberni library? If so please call or come in person and sign up today!

Winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal

The winner of the 2013 Caldecott Medal is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Purchasing and renovating the Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) has asked the Regional District of Nanaimo to coordinate borrowing for no more than $9.5 million to allow us purchase and renovate the Nanaimo Harbourfro

2013 Contenders for Canada Reads

This year’s Canada Reads contest is a turf war!  Canadians were asked what book best represents the literature from the region they call home.  The five Canadian "turfs&quot

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