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Lynda.com Upgrade

Our Lynda.com database is moving to LinkedIn learning, coming soon. Thank you for your patience.

Private Book Browsing Appointments

Call or email to book your 20 minute appointment Monday-Saturday, 3-4pm. Be the only patron in the library for 20 leisurely minutes.

Library Takeout

Prefer to have your items pre-packed and ready to go? We are taking orders for materials at our library through Library Takeout. Place your holds online through your account, and contact the library for an appointment. Need help placing an order? We are available at 250-537-4666 to assist you.

Visiting Library Service

During the pandemic, our volunteers can drop off library materials outside your home if you do not have the ability to access online books and databases. Call: 250-537-4666 or email.

Library Reopens in Phase 4

The library is open from 10am-3pm, Mon-Sat.
Please read the Phase 4 Reopening Details.

Request a Library Card Online

New library patrons can fill out the self-registration form to request a library card.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 86-seat program room which is available for the public to use. Please contact admin@saltspringlibrary.com or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room. Download the Community Program Room Policy and Application.

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Upcoming Events

 

Apr
20
Tue
Zoom Spanish Conversation Group
Apr 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
21
Wed
Zoom Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Zoom Author Conversations: Alexandra Morton
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm

Please join us online Wednesday, April 21st at 7 PM, for an Author Conversation with biologist and activist Alexandra Morton, and Salt Spring Island local author and environmentalist Briony Penn on Zoom.

Alexandra Morton’s, NOT ON MY WATCH: How a Renegade Whale Biologist Took on Governments and Industry to Save Wild Salmon is not just about salmon. This is a story of a fight to keep part of this Earth alive. And it will break your heart and fill you with RAGE. It’s about our country. Our (unforgivable) provincial and federal governments. Our environment and ecosystem. Our survival, our stewardship and what we are leaving our children. It’s an exposé of one of the greatest scandals of recent Canadian history. About foreign-owned fish farm cartels and lying and reprehensible governments. About devastating pollution and globalization in its purest, most malicious form. About decades of harassment, lies and threats. Did you know that wild salmon feed a hundred species, that everywhere they go life flourishes? Including trees. Yes, trees.. On Wednesday, April 21st at 7 PM, Morton will be in conversation with Salt Spring Island local author and environmentalist Briony Penn on Zoom.

To register please email: programs@saltspringlibrary.com
**If you need assistance setting up Zoom at home, please call or email the Library and we will do our best to get you set up!**

Apr
23
Fri
StoryWalk
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm

What’s a StoryWalk?

StoryWalk® is a self-guided supported-activity that allows children and adults to enjoy reading and outdoor activity at the same time. Every weekend, laminated pages from a children’s book is attached to signs, These signs are then sequentially installed from the front of the Library, down the street, then though Mouat Park toward the Rainbow Road Pool. As you stroll down the trail, a story unfolds.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! ​ StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

If you have questions or comments about the StoryWalk, lease feel free to contact jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com.

Apr
27
Tue
Zoom Spanish Conversation Group
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
28
Wed
Zoom Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Zoom Local Author Reading: Marilyn Walker
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Dr. Marilyn Walker is a retired medical anthropologist, archaeologist, and ethnobotanist with a long-term home on SSI. Over the years, she has offered many courses and workshops in music, drumming, shamanism, energy work, plant medicine, and ecology on Salt Spring and across Canada. Last year, she published her 3rd book: Shamanism An A-Z Reference Guide: Beliefs and Practices from Around the World. Many of the book’s illustrations come from her fieldwork in India, Siberia, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, Arctic Canada and North America where shamanic traditions originated or are still practiced. Her talk is accompanied by video clips, photos, and readings from her field notes.

To register please email: programs@saltspringlibrary.com

Apr
30
Fri
StoryWalk
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – May 3 @ 4:00 pm

What’s a StoryWalk?

StoryWalk® is a self-guided supported-activity that allows children and adults to enjoy reading and outdoor activity at the same time. Every weekend, laminated pages from a children’s book is attached to signs, These signs are then sequentially installed from the front of the Library, down the street, then though Mouat Park toward the Rainbow Road Pool. As you stroll down the trail, a story unfolds.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! ​ StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

If you have questions or comments about the StoryWalk, lease feel free to contact jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com.

May
4
Tue
Zoom Spanish Conversation Group
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
5
Wed
Zoom Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
May
6
Thu
Zoom Poetry Open Mic
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

With guest poet Murray Reiss.
Join at 6:45PM to sign up to read a poem, and at 7PM to listen.

 

May
7
Fri
StoryWalk
May 7 @ 10:00 am – May 10 @ 4:00 pm

What’s a StoryWalk?

StoryWalk® is a self-guided supported-activity that allows children and adults to enjoy reading and outdoor activity at the same time. Every weekend, laminated pages from a children’s book is attached to signs, These signs are then sequentially installed from the front of the Library, down the street, then though Mouat Park toward the Rainbow Road Pool. As you stroll down the trail, a story unfolds.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! ​ StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

If you have questions or comments about the StoryWalk, lease feel free to contact jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com.