Give Library this Holiday!

December 1, 2021

Give Library and Get Local this Holiday Season!

It doesn’t get more local than your library. That’s why Vancouver Island Regional Library is partnering with locally-owned and operated retail businesses in communities across our service area to Give Library this holiday season.

Register for a Card

It works like this:

  • We provide partnering retailers with professionally produced point of sale card stands loaded with holiday-themed library cards for kids and adults.
  • Customers take one or more cards to give as stocking stuffers.
  • We also stock our library branches with beautiful QR coded bookmarks that link straight to our online card sign up — another great stocking stuffer or add-on to a gift book

Local businesses feel good knowing they’re supporting literacy, connection, and community and they’ll get some free advertising to boot from their library.

Chances are, there’s a participating business near you. Stay tuned for a full list of businesses.

Why give a library card as a gift?

A library card is a great gift for anyone who loves to read books, watch movies, listen to music, learn languages, play games, and so much more.

The library card not only offers access to millions of items in our 39 libraries, it also opens a world of online products and services!

Here’s a snapshot of just some of the things available with a library card:

  • Access to millions of books, ebooks, and audiobooks
  • Video games, comics, graphic novels
  • Critically-acclaimed streaming movies
  • Free downloadable mp3 music
  • A global selection of magazines and newspapers
  • Lifelong learning opportunities

Let’s all Give Library and get local this holiday season!

Register for a Card Now!

Participating Businesses

Gabriola Island

Village Liquor Store 

575 N Rd #4, Gabriola, BC, V0R 1X3

 

Port Hardy

Fields

8950 Granville St, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0

 

Port McNeill

Fields 

43-1705 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0

 

Tahsis

Tahsis Building Supply 

123 Harbour View, Tahsis, BC V0P 1X0

 

Nanaimo

Ironworks Cafe & Creperie

200 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G6

 

That 50’s Barbershop 

16A Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5B8

 

London Drugs Port Place Shopping Centre

650 Terminal Ave Suite 2, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5E2

 

London Drugs Nanaimo North Town Centre

4750 Rutherford Rd Suite 175, Nanaimo, BC V9T 4K6

 

Toys “R” Us

6631 Island Hwy N, Nanaimo, BC V9T 4T7

 

 

Campbell River

Island Grind 

801 Hilchey Rd #104-105, Campbell River, BC V9W 0B5

 

Cowichan Lake

Swordfern Boutique 

89 S Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

 

Fields 

33 S Shore Rd, Lake Cowichan, BC V0R 2G0

 

Bella Coola

Townsite Ace Hardware

635 Cliff St, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0

 

Masset

The Ground Gallery and Coffee House

1M0, 1599 Main St, Masset, BC

Sooke

Sooke Chamber of Commerce

6631 Sooke Rd #1a, Sooke, BC V9Z 0A3

 

 

 

Sandspit

The Sandspit Visitor Information Centre 

1 Airport Rd, Sandspit, BC V0T 1T0

Cumberland

Biblio Taco

2724 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0

 

 

Courtenay

Bigfoot Donuts

463 5th St, Courtenay, BC V9N 1J7

 

 

Ladysmith

Ironworks Cafe & Creperie

422 Esplanade Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A1

Cowichan

Ironworks Cafe & Creperie

64 Station St, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4

 

Hornby Island

Hornby Island Co-op

5875 Central Rd, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0

 

Sidney

Town of Sidney Municipal Hall 

2440 Sidney Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y7

 

District of North Saanich

1620 Mills Rd, North Saanich, BC V8L 5S9

 

Mary Winspear Centre 

2243 Beacon Ave, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9

Port Alberni

SteamPunk Cafe & Coffee House 

3025 3rd Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1S7