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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

2012 Governor General’s Literary Award winners

Congratulations to this year's winners of the 2012 Governor General’s Literary Awards!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 World Fantasy Awards

The World Fantasy Awards have been given annually since 1975, to fantasy authors the world over, and are announced every year at the World Fantasy Awards Convention, held earlier this month in T

Will Ferguson wins Giller Prize

Calgary writer Will Ferguson has won the prestigious Giller Prize for his novel 419.  Ferguson is a three time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

Hilary Mantel wins the 2012 Man Booker Prize

Congratulations to Hilary Mantel who has won the 2012 Man Booker prize for her novel Bring up the Bodies.  She is the first woman and first British author to win the prize twice.

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My Kindergarten Year

Kindergarten kids can pick up a fun "My Kindergarten Year" package at their local library branch.

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