Chemainus library Grand Opening celebrations!

February 25, 2020


Chemainus, BC – Celebrate the Grand Opening of the brand new Chemainus library! On Saturday, March 7, the branch will be wall-to-wall with revellers, entertainers, and dignitaries as we officially welcome the state-of-the-art new library to the community.

“From the moment the new branch opened its doors to the public in early 2020, the response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive and excited,” says Vancouver Island Regional Library Board Chair, Brenda Leigh. “I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to bring this beautiful library to reality. This new, modern Chemainus Library is sure to bring inspiration and excitement to our Library users.”

The fun starts at 1pm and includes an Official Welcome from Stz’uminus Elder, Buffy David, speeches, a ribbon cutting, cake and refreshments, and the always-enigmatic children’s entertainer, Captain Thunderpants. From there, attendees are welcome to peruse the library at their leisure and to familiarize themselves with the beautiful new space.

The branch, with its West-Coast-inspired design and abundance of natural light, offers:

  • 5,000 square feet of floor space
  • Increased staffing levels
  • Expanded hours of operation
  • A larger opening day 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

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

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