January 2020

We know many of you have wonderful childhood memories of your hometown library but what about lately? We have been packing the program calendar full of fascinating events for ALL ages

December 2019

What could be better than a gift that educates, informs, and entertains, all for free? This holiday season, Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) invites people to “Give Library” with beautifully packaged library cards for kids and adults.

November 2019

As the the days get shorter and the weather turns from warm to wet, there’s nothing quite like a great book, movie or game to settle in with. We have launched our new selection of video games this month- yes video games…

September 2019

Did you know that we have an exciting new branch of VIRL called The Creativity Commons? It is a space for innovation, creation and collaboration. Think of it as a community makerspace in your library where you can print books, design and print 3D models, record a podcast, record a music track, travel in virtual reality or hangout and play a game.

August 2019

“A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. It’s a community space. It’s a place of safety, a haven from the world. It’s a place with librarians in it. What the libraries of the future will be like is something we should be imagining now.”- Neil Gaiman

July 2019

Our inaugural edition; Well Read is our monthly e-Newsletter with the latest on all the amazing stuff that makes our library system so exciting and special! From our smallest communities to our largest urban centre, we have something for everyone!

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