Read about some special services that we provide to you.
You may return your borrowed books and other materials at one of our two book drops. The first is located just outside the entrance to the Library. The second is on Texada Island at the Texada Island Inn, 1108 Gillies Bay Road in Van Anda. Help preserve your Library collection – make sure that media cases are closed securely before placing them in the book drop.
The Library teams up with Public Health nurses in Powell River to give a special gift bag to new parents in Powell River. Inside is a free book, CD and some great information on the importance of reading to your new baby. You'll get your gift automatically during the first public health nurse visit after the happy event. Contact the Library if you need more information.
Photo courtesy of The Powell River Peak.
Does a disability or illness mean you are homebound? Please let us know. Library volunteers want to deliver Library materials free to your home on a regular basis. Contact the Library for more information or if you would like to help or if you know someone you think could benefit from this service.
You can see a regularly updated display in the Library foyer. A couple of our staff members have an artistic bent and they come up with some pretty creative shows in our little glass case! Often, these displays celebrate local events or organizations. From time to time we also display local artwork on the Library walls, but as our space is very limited, we usually put artwork up only in the Children’s Room.
We are also able to mount displays for local non-profits by permission (as space permits). Contact us if you have an idea for a display in the Library.
Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers! If you have a child age 0 to 6, then the Library wants to help you get your child ready to read. From time to time we offer a short informative session called, Every Child Ready to Read. It covers everything you need to know to provide early literacy training so that your children can develop great literacy skills as they grow.
Reading well is the foundation of school success. Children who learn six critical pre-reading skills before they start kindergarten become better readers. That’s the finding of current research about brain development and how children learn. Children who do not know these skills when they come to school have a much more difficult time learning to read. Our program introduces parents to six pre-reading skills and explains how to encourage them in children from birth to age five.
You may use the Library’s coin-operated photocopier to make photocopies at our cost to provide the service. Consult the Board’s Schedule of Charges for the current prices. Our photocopier is a full service model that lets you make colour prints and collated large runs as well. Check with us at the Library for assistance with the copier or for more information.
You may also make prints at our cost of providing the service when using the public computers. Consult the Board’s Schedule of Charges for the current prices.