Fraser Valley Regional Library

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

 

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

 

The greeter station is set up to welcome members back to the Pitt Meadows Library. (Special to The News)

ON THE PAGE: Welcoming people back inside the libraries

While the doors have re-opened, and many services resumed, contactless pickup remains in place – too

  • Sep 12, 2020

 

Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (right) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Silver lining’ to pandemic as Fraser Valley librarians bring learning outside

Julie Penner and Janet Woyke have been filming educational videos around Chilliwack during COVID-19

Chilliwack librarians Janet Woyke (right) and Julie Penner have filmed several ‘Explorytime’ videos including a series called ‘It’s Tree-rrific’ seen here on Sept. 1, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)

Fraser Valley Regional Library to re-open all 25 branch locations on Aug. 4

Guests will once again be able to browse collections, have computer access, and return items

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches to re-open Aug. 4. (Langley Advance Times files)
The theme for this year’s library’s Summer Reading Club is Explore Our Universe.

ON THE PAGE: COVID changes look of summer reading club

Maple Ridge librarian offer some tips on how to stay connected and still have fun reading

  • Jun 28, 2020
The theme for this year’s library’s Summer Reading Club is Explore Our Universe.
Author Gwynne Dyer will speak – remotely – to library users next week. (Black Press Media files)

Maple Ridge library takes Never Waste a Crisis presentation online

Journalist and public speaker Gwynne Dyer was set to talk in Maple Ridge last month

  • Jun 12, 2020
Author Gwynne Dyer will speak – remotely – to library users next week. (Black Press Media files)
Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)

Fraser Valley Regional Library branches offer curbside pick up

After two and a half months of being closed, people can once again check books out of the library

Hundreds of brown-bagged book holds sit ready to be picked up at the Sardis Library in Chilliwack. Starting June 1, the Fraser Valley Regional Library is offering curbside pick up at all 25 of its locations. (Submitted)
Liza Morris is a community librarian at the Maple Ridge library. (Special to The News)

VIDEO: Library doors may be closed by Maple Ridge librarians still available to help

Fraser Valley Regional Library has a number of online options for those at home

  • Apr 26, 2020
Liza Morris is a community librarian at the Maple Ridge library. (Special to The News)
Physical books aren’t available, but new digital library cards will allow people self-isolating to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more. (Black Press Media files)

Library cards, ebooks available online in Fraser Valley

Those without a card yet won’t have to go into a branch

Physical books aren’t available, but new digital library cards will allow people self-isolating to check out ebooks, audiobooks, and more. (Black Press Media files)
North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Fraser Valley Regional Library closing book drops amid COVID-19 pandemic

FVRL closed all its locations earlier this week to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus

North Delta’s George Mackie Library. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Local librarians are a great source of information, ideas, and inspirations about what to read, watch, or listen to. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge library unveils new reading room

Local FVRL staff reveal a virtual service that leaves readers asking what they’ll read next?

  • Mar 14, 2020
Local librarians are a great source of information, ideas, and inspirations about what to read, watch, or listen to. (Special to The News)