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

33 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan

Sword Fern Boutique
89 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan


Campbell River

French Creek Collective
990 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

Berwick by the Sea

Banners Restaurant
1319 Shoppers Row, Campbell River

The Island Grind
801 Hilchey Road, Campbell River


The Ground Gallery & Coffee House
1599 Main Street, Masset


Country Club Mall
3200 N Island Hwy,
Nanaimo, BC V9T 1W1

35 Commercial Street

North Town Mall – London Drugs
4750 Rutherford Road Suite 175,
Nanaimo, BC

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

Port Hardy

8950 Granville Street, Port Hardy

The Book Nook at Café Guido
7135 Market Street, Port Hardy

Port McNeil

43-1705 Campbell Way, Port McNeill

Queen Charlotte City

Queen B’s Café
3208 Wharf Street , Queen Charlotte City


Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea
9811 Seaport Place


Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce
6631 Sooke Road #1A, Sooke


Clarity Integrated Health Studio
922 Tree Frog Lane, Tofino

Mark Hobson Gallery
366 Campbell Street, Tofino

Picnic Charcuterie
700 Industrial Way, Tofino

The Factory
102-551 Campbell Street, Tofino