A New Chemainus Library: Open House

January 15, 2018 | Chemainus

Monday, January 15, 2018, Chemainus BC: Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is 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).
The public is invited to come and see the new library designs for themselves.

Once built, the state-of-the-art new library will offer:

  • 5,000 square feet of floor space
  •  Increased staffing levels
  • Expanded hours of operation
  • A larger collection with many new materials
  • An expanded program schedule
  • More public computers
  • A vibrant children’s area
  • A lounging area with fireplace
  • A laptop bar
  • Study space
  • A bookable multipurpose room

The total project budget is $2.25 million, including branch construction, new furniture, equipment, and IT infrastructure.

Construction is slated to start in 2018. During construction, library services will continue to be offered at the current location of the Chemainus branch.

Open House

Prior to construction, the public is invited to see the designs for their new library. The Open House will be held from 5:30 – 8pm on Wednesday, January 24 at the Chemainus 55+ Activity Centre at 9824 Willow Street.

5:30 – 7 pm: Open session to learn about designs
7 – 8 pm: Presentation by library staff and Q&A

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.


For more Information
David Carson Divisional Manager, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives 250.753.1154 ex 248 Cell: 250.327.3651