Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Extended Library Hours

Our extended library hours have now ended.  We will continue in October.

Parent Resource Corner

Collection of books and DVDs all about parenting and caregiving.

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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Talking picture books available online!



Upcoming Events


Tech Tutoring with John
May 28 @ 10:00 – 17:00

Saturdays at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00 pm.

All topics, including Macs.

Please sign up for the appropriate date and time, complete with contact information and tutoring topic.

Patrons are permitted one session with up to ONE follow-up session a month later. This is to provide tutoring opportunities to all interested patrons.

john tech tutoring

May 28 @ 10:30 – 11:00

ToddlerTime is a well-established tradition at the Library, ever since the Library’s move into the new building at the end of 2012. Once a week, parents and tots are invited to join an enthusiastic Library volunteer for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and simple activities best suited for children 3 and under.

ToddlerTime, like its companion program, StoryTime, is a great way to nurture literacy in young children. Even before children learn to speak, exposure to narrative patterns like rhyme, rhythm and repetition help them form the cognitive pathways that lead to literacy.

ToddlerTime provides a free, welcoming environment, open to drop-ins and without registration. Salt Spring residents and visitors alike are welcome on the rainbow carpet in the children’s area of the Library.

For more information on the Salt Spring Library and its programs, visit us online at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also contact the Library directly at, or by phone at 250-537-4666.

ToddlerTime Notice Mar Apr 2016

Tech Tutoring with Conrad
May 30 @ 12:00 – 14:00

iPad, Tablet and eReader Tutoring with Conrad Koke.
Sign-up sheets are found in the Info Desk Programs binder.
Sessions are available every Monday at 12:00 and 1:00 pm.

Conrad Koke

Heart to Heart
May 31 @ 12:00 – 13:30

SSI Heart to Heart patient education program. This program supports patients who have recently experienced a heart attack or other significant cardiac event. Co-sponsored by the Salt Spring Island Chapter of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice. Patients, or their caregivers, who have experienced a significant cardiac event in the last six months can contact Kirsty Oliveira at to register.


Hospice Film Series
Jun 1 @ 19:00

Salt Spring Public Library and Salt Spring Hospice invite you to The End of the Reel film series, Wednesday nights in May & June, for five thought-provoking films that delve into matters of consideration at End-Of-Life. Each film will be followed by discussion.

Wednesday June 1, 7PM, In the Parlor: The Final Goodbye

Heidi Boucher, the film’s producer will present this touching film looking at home deaths.
In the Parlor  presents families in search of a more personal and fulfilling way to say goodbye by taking an active role in caring for relatives who have died.
Both a critical look at the relationship with death and an inquiry into the home death care movement, In The Parlor: The Final Goodbye takes viewers on a journey where very few have gone, and challenges us to reflect on this uncomfortable subject, which so often is hidden away and ignored.  A film that will leave you thinking.

Total Film Length: 1 hr 34 mins.

Memories & Connections: An intergenerational Art Project
Jun 2 @ 14:00 – 15:00

Multi-media expressions of childhood memories by Salt Spring Elementary Grade 4/5s and residents of Greenwoods and Braehaven.

Art Talk - Expressions June 2016

Youth Writing Group
Jun 2 @ 15:30 – 17:00

The Salt Spring Island Public Library is excited to welcome back the Youth Writing Group. Facilitated by Camden Jenkins and Nikky McCarvill, the Writing Group offers a relaxed workshop environment for youth to enjoy writing activities and share work in progress.

Writing will cover poetry, stories, and any and all other writing that interests participants. No previous experience or skill level is required.


Poetry Open Mic
Jun 2 @ 18:45

Join featured poet Anna Wärje.

Anna’s work has appeared in many publications including Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry (Mother Tongue Publishing), and Cleavage (Sumach Press). The recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Writer’s Grant, she was awarded second place in the 9th Annual Vancouver International Writer’s Festival Poetry Contest, and has published a collection of poetry, On Lost Roads (Country Light Publishing).

Reader sign-up at 6:45. One poem per reader.

Poetry night - June 2016

Bridge Club
Jun 3 @ 10:00 – 12:00

Every Friday morning in the program room from 10 – 12.

Jun 3 @ 10:30 – 11:15


Hours of Operation

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

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