Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Annual Giving Campaign

Donate Now Through!It’s a good day to support the Library.  Please partner with us to help serve our community by donating to our Annual Campaign.

Holiday Hours

  • December 24 Christmas Eve (Saturday) closing at 1:00 pm
  • December 26 Boxing Day (Monday) closed
  • December 31 New Year’s Eve (Saturday) closing at 1:00 pm
  • Regular hours resume January 2 (Monday)

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loans will be closed December 19th to January 2nd. No new requests will be taken at this time. ILL books out must be returned by the due date.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 50-seat program room which is available for the public to use. Please contact or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room. Download the Program Room Rentals Policy and Application.

Booking of 8-seat Meeting Rooms

The library has two 8-seat meeting rooms which are available for the public to use. Please contact or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room.


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Upcoming Events


Elementary Bridge Coaching
Dec 9 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Dec 9 @ 13:30


Join us for stories, songs, games, crafts and more in this fun family program.  Featuring children’s performer Vaughn Fulford the first Friday of every month for Fulford First Friday.  Everyone welcome, particularly suited to kids ages 3-6.  No pre-registration required.

For more information on StoryTime, please contact Librarian Nikky McCarvill at, or by phone at 250-537-4666 ex. 225.

Games Night
Dec 9 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bring your friends, your snacks, and your twenty-sided dice to the library for games night every Friday night.  Facilitator Bryan Dubien shares his vast collection of board games, or you can bring your own.  Everyone welcome.

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Dec 10 @ 10:30

It’s  never too young to start building literacy skills!  In this six-session program, for toddlers ages 1-3 and their caregivers, participants learn stories, songs, rhymes, as well as what to do at home to help toddlers build their verbal and literacy skills.  Caregiver participation is expected; a great way to meet other families with toddlers!

Please sign up in advance.

Book Launch: Gayle Baker
Dec 10 @ 14:00

When the capable, authoritative, difficult, and visionary James A. Douglas stepped ashore at Clover Point, Victoria was born and the stunningly-lovely area would never again be the same. Victoria, A HarbourTown History tells the story of Victoria as it changed from the rich, abundant Lekwungen homeland to today’s vibrant city. From its beginnings as the monopolistic Hudson’s Bay Company’s trading post, it was temporarily transformed into a rollicking boomtown. Surviving the dull emptiness when the prospectors left, Victoria eventually became one of the world’s favourite destinations. From Victoria’s earliest beginnings to today’s challenges, Gayle has captured the fascinating story of Victoria. While describing the political and financial forces that transformed it, she never loses sight of the the parade of fascinating characters who created the essence of the Victoria we know today.


Tech Tutoring with Conrad
Dec 12 @ 12:00 – 15:00

iPad, Tablet and eReader Tutoring with Conrad Koke.
Sign-up sheets are found in the Info Desk Programs binder.
Sessions are available every Monday.

Conrad Koke

Bridge Club
Dec 14 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Every Wednesday afternoon in the program room from 1 pm – 2 pm.

Youth Book Club
Dec 14 @ 15:30 – 17:00

Join Marsha and Cathy to discuss a new book every month, and do fun crafts and activities inspired by the book.  For kids ages 9-12.  Fall books are Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan, Wonder  by R.J. Palacio, and Trumpet of the Swan by EB White.

Meetings include a combination of discussion time, as well as activities related to the book read. A different book is read each month. The club is free and without registration. Come just once, or as many times as you like.

For more information on the Youth Book Club or other youth events at the library, please contact the librarian at, or 250-537-4666 ex. 225.

Teen Book Club
Dec 14 @ 16:30 – 17:30

Join Marsha and Cathy to discuss a new book every month.  For teenagers 13 and up.  Fall books are An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel, and Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

Elementary Bridge Coaching
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 12:00


Hours of Operation

  • Mon 10am5pm
  • Tues 10am5pm
  • Wed 10am7pm
  • Thurs 10am5pm
  • Fri 10am5pm
  • Sat 10am5pm
  • Sun closed

Salt Spring Island Public Library

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