Wednesday Wins!

Updated 2014/10/20

Library Opening Hours Survey Results: Wednesday Wins!

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – The Salt Spring Island Public Library is pleased to announce that after receiving 563 completed Library Opening Hours Surveys the Library will remain open until 7 pm on Wednesday nights, beginning November 5th. The extended opening hours will be on a trial basis until at least the end of the year so that the Library can assess whether the community will support this added service. The Library will continue to rely on volunteers for Wednesday evening operations, with the oversight of a professional librarian. The Library is always seeking more volunteers to assist with shelving, circulation, reference, and many other services. Please contact the Library if you are interested.

2014 Library Opening Hours Survey Results:

1. Is there a need for more opening hours?

Yes 403
No 156

2. If yes, do you prefer:

Monday 89
Tuesday 124
Wednesday 192
All checked /other day (Thursday 3, Friday 4, Sunday 14) 59
Mornings 4

3. Are you interested in being a library volunteer?

Online 17
Paper 26

We received a total of 563 responses, 251 of them online and 312 on paper.

Although we have the skeleton of a Wednesday night team, we are still looking for a shelver, a circulation desk volunteer, and anyone available to spare for either of those positions. If you are available for any of these positions, please email Danielle,, as Danielle will be the Librarian on staff Wednesday nights.

Tech Tips For Writers: Prepare for NaNoWriMo

“No one says a novel has to be one thing. It can be anything it wants to be, a vaudeville show, the six o’clock news, the mumblings of wild men saddled by demons.” – Ishmael Reed

They say everyone has a novel inside them. We’re approaching the time of year when many of us let that novel out. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), a time when hundreds of thousands of authors settle down to write 50,000 words in 30 days.

In preparation for NaNoWriMo, this Wednesday at 11am we have a special Tech Cafe for Writers

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • decide whether you will be participating in NaNoWriMo this year
  • identify yourself as a Plotter or a Pantser
  • distinguish between a writing tool, a wordprocessor and a desktop publishing system
  • identify a tool used for plotting
  • identify a tool used for pantsing
  • select a tool that matches your writing style and technical abilities
  • describe a writing workflow
  • give two examples of writing gamification
  • create a plan for winning NaNoWriMo

Throughout November we will be hosting Write-Ins for NaNoWriMo participants. Watch this space.

Books’ Clubs!

On Thursday this week we have two Book Club meetings.

Flight Behavior

From 1pm to 3pm the Book Club is discussing Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.

Wild Wood

From 3:30pm to 5pm the Youth Book Club is meeting to talk about Wild Wood by Colin Meloy.

But Wait, There’s More!

Other events this week include:

  • Toddler Time
  • Chess and Scrabble
  • Story Time
  • Word on the Rock
  • Games Night
  • Youth Drawing Workshop

For detail of any of the above see our online event calendar.