Salt Spring Island Public Library

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New Resource

Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit

Available on loan in the Parent Resource Corner.

Royal BC Museum and Art Gallery Passes

Free one-week loan with your library card.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 86-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 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


Library Book Club
Feb 22 @ 13:00 – 15:00

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng

The Salt Spring Island Public Library book club, open to all and free of charge, meets from 1 – 3 pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Meet other book lovers and have fun discussing an interesting read.

Library Book Club Poster Feb 2018

Feb 23 @ 11:00
Family Movie Matinee
Feb 23 @ 14:30
Games Night
Feb 23 @ 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.

Games at the library2015

Community Circle
Feb 24 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Feb 24 @ 14:00 – 16:00

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We invite people of all gender identities and expressions, particularly trans and cis-gendered women, to participate. Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate; suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the sometimes-contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this disparity, however, is not. Content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that!

The workshop is a part of the programming for the exhibition Forgotten Females of Salt Spring Island, which is curated by Regan Shrumm through the Salt Spring Arts Council’s Artist in Residence program. The workshop is free, and there will be snacks provided.

forgotten females

Tech Tutoring with Conrad
Feb 26 @ 12:00 – 15:00

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

Conrad Koke

Tech Cafe: Libby Online Books
Feb 27 @ 12:00 – 13:30

With Conrad. Learn how to use the new app from Overdrive to download thousands of library eBooks and audiobooks to your favourite device.  Libby is designed to be user friendly, with streamlined controls for easy downloading and reading, or listening.

Tech Cafe Spring 2018 session 3

Youth Book Club
Feb 27 @ 15:30 – 17:00
Collaboration and Building Community Breakfast
Feb 28 @ 08:00 – 10:00

chamber of commerce breakfast 2018Sponsored by the SS Chamber and Library. A networking breakfast featuring non-profit organizations and other groups on Salt Spring. Participants will network and enjoy a catered breakfast, with ten 5-minute presentations from several leaders about their projects and programs, goals for 2018 and how we can work together to make a better Salt Spring for all.

Price is $15 for Chamber members, $20 for non-members. RSVP with the Chamber office 250-537-4223 or email


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

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