Give Library this Holiday!

November 11, 2020

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.

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

Bella Coola

Townsite Ace Hardware
635 Cliff Street, Bella Coola
(250) 799-5353

Cowicha Lake

Fields
33 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan
(250)749-7795

Sword Fern Boutique
89 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan
(250)932-2220

 

Campbell River

French Creek Collective
990 Shoppers Row, Campbell River
(250)914-0355

Berwick by the Sea

Banners Restaurant
1319 Shoppers Row, Campbell River
(250)286-6711

The Island Grind
801 Hilchey Road, Campbell River
(250)418-4401

Masset

The Ground Gallery & Coffee House
1599 Main Street, Masset
(250)626-5251

Nanaimo

Country Club Mall
3200 N Island Hwy,
Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1
(250)758-5544

Lucid
35 Commercial Street
(250)753-3571

North Town Mall – London Drugs
4750 Rutherford Road Suite 175,
Nanaimo, BC
(250)760-2030

Woodgrove Mall
North, 6631 Island Hwy,
Nanaimo, BC V9T 4T7
(250) 390-2721

Port Hardy

Fields
8950 Granville Street, Port Hardy
(250)949-9222

The Book Nook at Café Guido
7135 Market Street, Port Hardy
(250)949-9808

Port McNeil

Fields
43-1705 Campbell Way, Port McNeill
(250)956-4465

Queen Charlotte City

Queen B’s Café
3208 Wharf Street , Queen Charlotte City
(250)559-4463

Sidney

Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
9811 Seaport Place
(250)665-7511

Sooke

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce
6631 Sooke Road #1A, Sooke
(250)642-6112

Tofino

Clarity Integrated Health Studio
922 Tree Frog Lane, Tofino

Mark Hobson Gallery
366 Campbell Street, Tofino
(250)725-3120

Picnic Charcuterie
700 Industrial Way, Tofino
(250)889-5738

The Factory
102-551 Campbell Street, Tofino
(250)266-1052