Local events help celebrate Library Month

Library will waive overdue fines up to $5 in exchange for donation of food items on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1

The Greater Victoria Public Library is celebrating Library Month in October with a large volume of programs and stacks of stories.

“This month is about recognizing the library’s vital role in the community. We are incredibly proud of GVPL for continuing to be one of the highest circulating per capita libraries in Canada,” said Maureen Sawa, GVPL CEO.

Some of the special events include:

Food for Fines: On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, the library will waive overdue fines up to $5 per cardholder when patrons bring in a donation of non-perishable food items.

Read Local! Emerging Local Authors Book Fair: On Oct. 25 at the Nellie McClung Branch, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., discover some good reads at a showcase of books presented by local authors currently showcased in the Emerging Local Authors Collection. No registration required.

Sunday hours are now back at all GVPL branches, with all branches open from 1 to 5 p.m.

 

 

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