April is National Poetry Month...

...And your local library is putting on some fun that (wait, what rhymes with "month")?

Marilynne Robinson Wins Library of Congress Fiction Prize

Marilynne Robinson, Pulizer Prize winner and acclaimed author of the Gilead and

Catalogue Temporary Service Upgrade (March 22nd, 2016)

Please note that there may be a brief disruption in catalogue service while we are undergoing system upgrades on Tuesday, March 22nd between 7:00am-9:00am.

Librarians on the Radio for March 15

Emily Orr brings us news of encryption and legal battles in this Ides of March episode. Who is getting stabbed in the back in the name of striking blows against tyranny?

A New Library for Nanaimo Wellington is Underway!

Plans are underway for a new and purpose-built Nanaimo Wellington branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library, slated for completion by early 2017! 

Welcome to Teen Tech Week 2016!

It's time to CREATE IT at your local library!

Fractured Fairy Tales are at your local Library this Spring Break!

No plans for Spring Break? No problem!

Librarians on the Radio for Freedom to Read Week 2016

This episode is all about getting you fired up for Freedom to Read Week 2016.

OverDrive Reports Issues with Latest App Release

On February 1, VIRL's main eBook provider, OverDrive, released an update to its mobile app for iPad and iPhone (version 3.5.0).

Happy Flag Day!

Monday, February 15th is National Flag of Canada Day, and to celebrate, we've curated some interesting books from our catalogue just for you. 

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