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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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Take a Spring Break With Us

  • March 22, 2019
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until March 23, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
  • Audience: ,
  • Cost: Free

Wondering how to fill spring break? We've got you covered! No times and dates to remember! Just pop in whenever …

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Family Storytime

Drop-in for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver. Songs, stories, rhymes and other fun!

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • March 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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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Family Storytime

  • March 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Venue: Family Storytime
  • Audience: ,

Join us Friday mornings at the Sooke branch for a family storytime filled with songs, movements, and stories! Best suited …

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Storytime with preschool children

Preschool Storytime

  • March 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us for a half hour of songs, rhymes, and stories. Suitable for children 2-5 years with a caregiver.

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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • March 22, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

  • Branch: Port Alberni
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Bring the whole family to the Port Alberni branch for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy. Suitable …

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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • March 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 8, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 7, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
  • Audience:

Drop in for our weekly family storytime!  We will read a book, sing some songs, and get up and move …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • March 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us for building and socializing. Children of all ages welcome with a caregiver.

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Spring Break Stuffie Sleepover/ Make A Pillow

Build your stuffie a cosy pillow & give them the chance to spend the night at the library. Pick them …

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STEAM

Cardboard Creations

Join us at Parksville library to use our new maker tools in our cardboard creations kit. Cardboard and tools provided. …

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Artist Painting

Arts and Crafts

  • March 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Arts and Crafts at the Port Hardy Library.

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Star Wars Lego

Star Wars Science

Learn all about science in this hands-on program. Will create Jabba slime, build and launch catapults like an ewok, and …

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Movie: Wreck-It Ralph

Join us at the Nanaimo North branch for a FREE showing of the movie Wreck-It Ralph.  This movie is rated …

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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • March 22, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
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Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece of your own making.  Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO®  is welcome.

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S.T.E.A.M. Fridays

Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through creative play with our STEAM Kits. We have littlebits, Bloxels, Snap Circuits, …

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Kids Crafting

DIY Grass Heads

Create your very own grass head doll.  Take your grass head home and watch them sprout hair.  Will yours need …

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