A new library for Woss

March 9, 2020


Planning is underway on a new library for the community of Woss. Part of Vancouver Island Regional Library’s (VIRL) Rural Prototype Model, the new library is sure to become a hub of the community and a vibrant gathering place for many years to come.

Once built, the community can look forward to the following features and amenities in their new library:

  • Larger floor space, approximately 1,400 sq. ft.
  • Dedicated meeting space for clubs and community groups
  • Additional public computer stations
  • Exciting new programs
  • Expanded hours of operation

“Our commitment to rural and remote communities is unwavering,” says VIRL’s Executive Director, Rosemary Bonanno. “With this build, the people of Woss are getting so much more than a new library — they’re getting a space for groups to meet, ideas to incubate, children to learn, and community to grow. We are so excited about this project.”

As VIRL moves ahead with planning, we are asking the community to complete a short hours survey to help inform how Woss’ hours of operation could be expanded. The survey runs until March 20.

Additional details about this project, including timelines and opportunities for the community to provide input, will be communicated as they become available.

This project is the second in VIRL’s Rural Prototype Model, a sustainable, scalable approach to building that allows VIRL to construct new branches in some of the communities most in need. VIRL opened its first Prototype branch in Sayward in late 2019 and the response from the community has exceeded all expectations.

More information about VIRL’s Capital Projects is available online.

Media Contact

David Carson, Director, Corporate Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Direct: 250.753.1154 ex 248
Cell: 250.327.3651
Email: dcarson@virl.bc.ca