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May 20, 2020: Read the latest announcements about our plans to resume some services for our communities, including being able to borrow books and other physical materials.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, all events are postponed until further notice. Please check virl.bc.ca/covid-19-update/ for regular updates.

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Find the Hidden Image Scavenger Hunt

Find the hidden images and enter to win a prize. For children ages 0-12.

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Find the Hidden Image Scavenger Hunt

Find the hidden images and enter to win a prize. For children ages 0-12.

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Week 1 – Step into the Pages

Story telling props, Crafts, Scavenger Hunt and take home activities.

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Week 1 – Step into the Pages

Story telling props, Crafts, Scavenger Hunt and take home activities.

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Find the Hidden Image or Photo Scavenger Hunt

See if you can find our hidden images and enter to win a prize. New pictures to find each week. …

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Strong Start Storytime

Preschool Playtime

  • July 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Audience: ,

Children enjoy books, puzzles and games.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, stories and more! Family Storytime is a fun half hour suitable for kids aged …

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Preschool Playtime

Brand new puzzles and games have been purchased from Book Sale Funds and will be presented at the SRC Wind up Party. When you purchase a used book, the community benefits.

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Preschool Playtime

Brand new puzzles and games have been purchased from Book Sale Funds and will be presented at the SRC Wind up Party. When you purchase a used book, the community benefits.

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Babytime

  • July 3, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 15, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan
  • Venue: Babytime
  • Audience: ,

Join our children’s librarian for songs, rhymes and fun. Ages 0-2 & their caregivers  

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Toddlertime

Preschool Storytime

Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for visiting and DUPLO  block play time. Best suited for ages 5 years and younger with their parents or caregivers.

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elephant and piggie balloons

SRC Kickoff: an Elephant & Piggie Puppet Show!

Piggie can’t wait to go play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun? Join us …

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Cute children reading a book together in preschool library

SRC Storytime

Summer reading club storytime.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • July 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Venue: Babytime
  • Audience: ,

Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading. …

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Marshmallow Challenge

Come by the library and take part in our awesome Marshmallow Challenge! Work together or by yourself to construct the …

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LEGO® Club

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO®. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO™ is welcome.

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LEGO® Club

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO®. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO™ is welcome.

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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • July 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on March 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on April 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on May 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on June 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on August 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on October 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 23, 2020

    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Venue: Mother Goose On the Go
  • Audience: ,

In Partnership with Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

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Explorers: Super Sleuth Scavenger Hunt

Are you a super sleuth? Join us for a special scavenger hunt to test your detective skills! This is a …

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Games Night

Strategy Board Game Night

From "Settlers of Catan" to worker placement games, we play them all. Bring your opponents or come alone and meet …

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art club, drawing, draw at the library

Self-Directed Craft Night

Join us at the Sooke branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library for a self-directed, drop-in craft night. Bring your own …

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