Fraser Valley Regional Library

Birdwatching kits available for loan from the library include binoculars, a pocket guide to local birds, and more to help people explore the pastime. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Kit helps makes family birdwatching adventure fun

With national family fun month coming, tools here to help search for birds, bats, stars, and more

  • Jul 25, 2021

 

Books on the shelves of the Fraser Valley Regional Library branch in Langley City. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

In Our View: Books can fill a quiet summer

Reading has many positive impacts, including being really enjoyable

  • Jul 3, 2021

 

Read, register, and potentially win prizes. (FVRL/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Libraries give added motivation to pick up a book

Fraser Valley Regional Libraries are all taking part in the Summer Reading Club

  • Jul 2, 2021

 

Maple Ridge librarian Jessica Boorsma is a reading adviser within the Fraser Valley Regional Library system. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Reading advisers there to help find good books, more

Hunting for a page-turner, a TV show to binge watch, or a movie to enjoy? These folks can help.

  • May 2, 2021
Maple Ridge librarian Jessica Boorsma is a reading adviser within the Fraser Valley Regional Library system. (Special to The News)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)

From reading to robots: Here’s a list of upcoming events at the Fraser Valley Regional Library

Virtual events for the month of May include teen games hangout, Star Wars trivia day

The Fraser Valley Regional Library is having a virtual ‘Sphero SPRK+ Robot Challenge’ on Wednesday, May 19. (Submitted)
Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)

Bat Packs at Fraser Valley libraries come with echometer to track bats

Packs are the newest part of the FVRL Playground inventory

Bat Packs are the newest addition to the FVRL Playground, and have everything you need to learn more about bats, and track them in your neighbourhood. (FVRL image)
Volunteers will do tax returns for selected Maple Ridge Library patrons. (Facebook/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge Library offers tax filing service

Volunteers can handle simple, low-income tax filing

Volunteers will do tax returns for selected Maple Ridge Library patrons. (Facebook/Special to The News)
The local libraries have  Take ‘N Make activity kits available that offer ideas and tools to get outdoors and active this spring. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Kits and contests fostering exploration and creativity

For information about FVRL services and programs, people can go online to www.fvrl.bc.ca or call

  • Mar 26, 2021
The local libraries have  Take ‘N Make activity kits available that offer ideas and tools to get outdoors and active this spring. (Special to The News)
Darlene and her son, Nolan, share time with a book. To protect his health, Nolan is not able to visit the library branch but the many services it offers allows the family to access materials at home. (FVRL/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Maple Ridge library offers lifeline for many during pandemic

Did you know FVRL library cards are free to local residents?

  • Feb 26, 2021
Darlene and her son, Nolan, share time with a book. To protect his health, Nolan is not able to visit the library branch but the many services it offers allows the family to access materials at home. (FVRL/Special to The News)
Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Fraser Valley librarians share storytime video about kindness for Anti-Bullying Day

Two Chilliwack librarians will talk about being kind to people of all ages and abilities

Julie Penner (left) and Janet Woyke, librarians with the Fraser Valley Regional Library in Chilliwack, have filmed a video storytime for Anti-Bullying Day (Feb. 24) where they read ‘When We Are Kind.’ (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Hours being extended at most Fraser Valley library locations

Local libraries to be open an extra hour in the evening on weekdays

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Family literacy week runs Jan. 27 to 30 – virtually – and the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows libraries are doing their part to promote it locally. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Literacy week puts reading front and centre

Community groups come together to help celebrate literacy in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

  • Jan 28, 2021
Family literacy week runs Jan. 27 to 30 – virtually – and the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows libraries are doing their part to promote it locally. (Special to The News)
A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Events return, in virtual form, at Fraser Valley Regional Library

People can take part in ukulele jam, bullet journaling, reading groups and more

A child joins the Uke ‘n Play kickoff event at the Chilliwack Library on Oct. 1, 2016. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library budget not enough to keep up with booming population

Almost $5 million of books, DVDs, and ebooks to be purchased in 2021

The Fraser Valley Regional Library board of directors recently finalized its budget. (Black Press Media files)
Sunshine lamps are just one of many items the local branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library offer free for members to borrow, and the lamps might help with the winter blues. (FVRL/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Libraries have ‘ya covered’ with those new year’s resolutions

Local libraries have everything from ukuleles and telescopes to sunshine lamps available to borrow

  • Dec 31, 2020
Sunshine lamps are just one of many items the local branches of the Fraser Valley Regional Library offer free for members to borrow, and the lamps might help with the winter blues. (FVRL/Special to The News)
Jordyn from Fraser Valley Regional Library demonstrates the new sunshine lamps FVRL has added to its Playground lending collection. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/YouTube screenshot)

Borrow some sunshine from your local library this winter

Fraser Valley Regional Library adds light therapy sunshine lamps to Playground lending collection

Jordyn from Fraser Valley Regional Library demonstrates the new sunshine lamps FVRL has added to its Playground lending collection. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/YouTube screenshot)
Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)

Swap food for fines at your local Fraser Valley Regional Library

From Dec. 9 through Jan. 13, library patrons can “pay” their fines while helping local food banks

Fraser Valley Regional Library patrons can pay their fines with non-perishable food items Dec. 9 through Jan. 13. (Submitted photo)
Once again the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering to waive library fines in lieu of donations to the local food bank. The program runs until early January. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Librarians help get people in the holiday spirits

With a plethora of seasonal resources available, the local libraries have lots to offer members

  • Dec 9, 2020
Once again the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering to waive library fines in lieu of donations to the local food bank. The program runs until early January. (Special to The News)
Todd Massey currently lives at the Salvation Army shelter while he waits for permanent housing. He comes to the library daily to use the computers and read the papers (the Oct. 29 issue of The News). The library has been very important to Massey since reopening, as he often has nowhere else to be during the day and nothing to do. The public library has become a real lifeline for him. (Liza Morris/Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Libraries become essential to community during pandemic

For many marginalized individuals the library gives them an invaluable social connection

  • Oct 31, 2020
Todd Massey currently lives at the Salvation Army shelter while he waits for permanent housing. He comes to the library daily to use the computers and read the papers (the Oct. 29 issue of The News). The library has been very important to Massey since reopening, as he often has nowhere else to be during the day and nothing to do. The public library has become a real lifeline for him. (Liza Morris/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge Library community librarian Sarah Jost (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Libraries offer online educational alternatives for kids

Maple Ridge librarian Sarah Jost suggests a few websites parents might want to check out this fall

  • Sep 27, 2020
Maple Ridge Library community librarian Sarah Jost (Special to The News)